Testing Services



University of Houston please review the Credit by Exam Brochure and consult with your academic advisor if you are attempting to earn test credit through this program.

UH Students, please select UH code 6870 for score to be sent to the University of Houston.

Please do come by Room 204 Student Service Center 1 and
complete a Test Score Credit Request Form
to have the credit for the course posted at your transcript
if you achieve the required test score.

Credit by Examination Information



University of Houston-Downtown

CLEP Information

Direction to UH-Downtown

Texas Southern University (TSU)

CLEP information

Direction to TSU campus


CLEP is a national program of credit by examination that allows you to obtain recognition for college-level achievement.

CLEP examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements in the first two years of college. Many examinations are designed to correspond to one-semester courses; some, however, correspond to full-year or two courses.

CLEP exams are administered on computer. Each test is 90 minutes long and, except for English Composition with Essay, is made up primarily of multiple-choice questions; however, some exams do have questions that require test takers to type in an answer. Additional time is provided for pretest questions and tutorials.
For the English Composition with Essay, test taker is required to type a 45-minute essay in addition to completing a 45-minute multiple-choice section.

Score reports are available immediately - they are printed directly at the end of each testing session.

To request additional transcripts (a report of your CLEP scores sent to one or more recipients), please call the CLEP Transcript Request Service at 800.257.9558. There is a $20.00 fee for each transcript you request.  Please include your name (at testing time), date of birth, social security number, exam title, test date, location you tested, and where you want the transcript to be sent.

For more information on CLEP, please contact CLEP Services:

P.O Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
Phone: 800.257.9558
Fax: 609.771.7088


The 34 CLEP examinations are:

Composition and Literature
  • American Literature
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
  • College Composition Modular
  • English Composition (No longer available. Replaced by College Composition)  
  • English Composition with  Essay (No longer available. Replaced by College Composition Modular.)  
  • English Literature
  • Freshman College Composition (No longer available. Replaced by College Composition Modular.)  
  • Humanities


  • Accounting, Principles of
  • Business Law, Introductory
  • Information Systems and Computer Application
  • Management, Principles of
  • Marketing, Principles of

Foreign Languages

  • French Language (Levels 1 and 2)
  • German Language (Levels 1 and 2)
  • Spanish Language (Levels 1 and 2)

History and Social Science

  • American Government
  • Educational Psychology, Introduction to
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Macroeconomics, Principles of
  • Microeconomics, Principles of
  • Psychology, Introductory
  • Social Sciences and History
  • Sociology, Introductory
  • U.S. History I: Early Colonizations to 1877
  • U.S. History II: 1865 to the Present
  • Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
  • Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

Science and Mathematics

  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • College Algebra
  • College Algebra - Trigonometry (No longer available after June 30, 2006. Replaced by Precalculus.)
  • College Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Precalculus 
  • Trigonometry (No longer available after June 30, 2006. Replaced by Precalculus.)


The Official Study Guide, including the CLEP Sampler CD-ROM, can be ordered for $22.00 at www.collegeboard.com/clep, or by calling 1-800-323-7155. Ask for Department CLS0302A.

Downloadable study guides for each subject can be purchased for $10.00 through www.collegeboard.com/clep (Select Study Guide).

CLEP Testing for Veterans

As a result of the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2004, veterans can now receive reimbursement for CLEP fees from the Veterans Administration (VA).

To take advantage of this benefit, veterans must pay for their CLEP examination and administration fee at the time of testing. They may seek reimbursement for all fees from the VA after they have taken the exam.

Do you know who is eligible for CLEP exams funded by the Department of Defense? Click here to review the easy-to-read DANTES eligibility chart, which includes required ID for each examinee.

For more information about CLEP testing for veterans, please visit www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/veterans.html.
If you have any questions, please contact CLEP at 1-800-257-9558 or clep@info.collegeboard.org.