CLEP Exam List & Credits Offered

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Samantha Schinder

CLEP Exams & Credits

CLEP is a credit-by-examination program offering 34 exams you can take to earn credits that are accepted at 2,900 colleges and universities. This is a list of CLEP exams sorted by subject area, followed by the credits offered for each exam. Click each exam link to find a test prep course offering lessons, self-assessment options, and tools to help you study.

CLEP Exam List

CLEP Exams cover the subject matter areas of composition and literature, world languages, history and social sciences, science and mathematics, and business. The Spanish language section has a new test that evaluates a student's Spanish language knowledge with writing. Some links to CLEP courses are provided in the lists.

Composition and Literature CLEP Exams

CLEP Exams for World Languages

  • French Language: Level 1
  • French Language: Level 2
  • German Language: Level 1
  • German Language: Level 2
  • Spanish Language: Level 1
  • Spanish Language: Level 2
  • Spanish with Writing: Level 1
  • Spanish with Writing: Level 2
  • Other languages need to be tested at your university. You will need to check if your university offers language testing for your target language.

Note: World Languages exams are worth 6 credits for the Level 1 portion and 9 credits for the Level 2 portion.

History and Social Sciences CLEP Tests

Science and Mathematics CLEP Exams

Business CLEP Tests

CLEP Exam Basic Info

Now that you know what exams are available, how you can study for them and how many credits each is worth, let's learn a little bit about exam costs, registration, scheduling, and scoring. This information will allow you to make a more educated decision on which tests to take.

Exam Costs

Each CLEP exam costs $89. Payment is made in the My Account portal ( via debit or credit card. It's good to note that the testing center you select could charge an additional administration fee. Military personnel may be able to have their exams funded through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). If you qualify for DANTES and can take your exam at an on-base or fully funded test center, your exam (and test center administration fees) will be free. Veterans may also be eligible to use disability to pay for the exam.

Registration & Test Scheduling

To register for a CLEP exam, select an exam either from the CLEP registration page or an individual exam page, then use the My Account portal to submit your payment. If you cannot identify a preferred test center in the My Account portal during registration, you can use the Find a Test Center tool at to locate one in your area. After finding a test center, contact it directly to schedule the date and time to take your exam.

CLEP Scores

CLEP exams offer a scaled score range of 20 to 80. The recommended minimum passing score to earn college credits is 50 for most exams; however, each institution is allowed to set its own minimum passing score for granting credits. For help studying for your CLEP exams, check out CLEP courses, study guides, and practice tests.