Credit by Examination


    The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. Pass any of the 33 CLEP exams and achieve your college and career goals.

    CLEP exams test mastery of college-level material acquired and cover material that students typically encounter during their first two years of college.  Exams are approximately 90 minutes in length and primarily include multiple-choice ques­tions. Some exams include an essay section. Language exams include listening sections.Exams are computer-based, allowing for instant candidate score reports (except College Composition and those with essays).

    For more information on qualifying scores, receiving scores, re­testing, rescheduling, or available study materials, please click the links below or visit

  • Test Dates at SFU
  • Registration Process
  • The Day of the Exam 
  • Attn SFU Students  
  • CLEP Exams Accepted at SFU 


    If you have a disability, such as a learning or physical disability, that would prevent you from taking a CLEP exam under standard conditions, you may request accommodations at your preferred test center. Contact your preferred test center well in advance of the test date to make the necessary arrangements and to find out its deadline for submission of documentation and approval of accommodations. Accommodations that can be arranged directly with test centers include: ZoomText (screen magnification); modifiable screen colors; use of a reader, amanuensis, or a sign language interpreter; extended time; and untimed rest breaks. If the above accommodations do not meet your needs, do not register online for your exam. Contact CLEP Services at for information about other accommodations.


    Students see their scores onscreen immediately upon completion of an exam. With CLEP’s “rights-only” scoring, there is no pen­alty for guessing. 


    Center for Academic Success / Testing Center

    Saint Francis University

    132 Franciscan Way, Loretto, PA

    Saint Francis Hall, Room 101

    Phone: 814-472-3024


    Saint Francis University reserves the right to change its CLEP test policies, procedures, and fees when warranted.