College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The CLEP assesses your knowledge of a subject and earns college credits without taking a college course.

About the Exam:

The CLEP offers 34 exams of introductory level college course materials. The credit-by-examination program is accepted at over 2,900 colleges. Students with a passing score can earn college credits, save money and get your degree faster!

This exam is administered online and is available by appointment at the testing center year-round.

Earn credits:

  • A score of 57 is required to receive credit for a CLEP exam at Missouri S&T.
  • Missouri S&T only allows CLEP exams to be completed once. Regardless of the College Board retake policy.
  • Any student having 90 semester hours or more of acceptable credit is no longer eligible for CLEP exam credit.
  • For further questions regarding examination credits, contact the Registrar office


  • The CLEP exam ticket fee is $90, and must be purchased at CollegeBoard
  • Testing Center proctor fee for each appointment is $65.  Fee is payable by cash, check, or online payment at the time of the appointment. 

Total cost for CLEP exam is $165 vs average cost per course $1,300 (3 credit hours)


Registration and Information:

To register and purchase your exam ticket, please visit CollegeBoard

After your purchase your CLEP ticket, complete the exam registration form below to schedule your appointment during our business hours. 

CLEP Registration Form

On Test Day

  • A valid governmental ID (driver's license, passport, etc.)
  • Printed copy of your CLEP ticket
  • Locked storage is available on location for personal items not allowed in the testing room


For more information on accommodations, please visit College Board Accommodations.


Please check the table below for examinations accepted by Missouri S&T for college credit: 

List of CLEP Exams