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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)


General Information

CLEP (College-Level Examination Program®) is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States, with more than 2,900 colleges and universities awarding credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP exams. CLEP examinations measure knowledge of the material usually covered in various classes during the first two years of college. Some examinations may be used to meet general educational or liberal arts requirements while others may be used for credit for specific college courses. Check with the university you are attending or plan to attend to determine what exams will be accepted for credit. Complete information regarding CLEP can be found by visiting the College Board website by Clicking Here.

What CLEP tests can be taken at SIUE?

Any student is welcome to take a CLEP test at SIUE. CLEP tests are only offered one day per week. A complete list of CLEP tests and test descriptions is available on the College Board website and can be found by Clicking Here.

When is the the test offered?

CLEP tests are only offered one day per week at 9:00am, 11:15am, and 1:30pm. You can register for a CLEP test by clicking the big red button at the top of the page.

What does the test cost?

When you register for a CLEP exam, you will be charged the $28.00 administration/service fee that is payable by credit card only.  The fee for optional essays is $10. All fees are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule your test session, you must register to take the test on another date or at another time and pay the administration/service fee again.

What do I need to bring to the test?

Students wishing to test must bring some form of government issued identification to the testing center. The identification of each student must be verified through government issued identification before testing can begin. Acceptable forms of ID include driver's license, passport, or school ID. In addition, you should bring your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket.

Where is the test administered?

All CLEP exams are administered in the Student Success Center, Room 1246. Visitors may park in Parking Lot B.

To find out which CLEP examinations SIUE accepts for credit, visit

For additional information contact Testing Services:
Room 1246 in the Student Success Center
or phone 618-650-1246

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