CLEP Exams and Sample Tests                   Testing Schedule                   Registration Procedures


The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) sponsored by the College Board affords students and prospective students the opportunity to demonstrate their academic proficiency in various general areas and specific subjects.

The minimum scores for CLEP Subject Examinations are determined by the department authorizing credit for the subject.

When a student submits evidence of achievement by CLEP, this evidence will be evaluated by the Registrar's Office with credit being granted in appropriate areas.

A. To be eligible for credit for CLEP scores, a student must have been granted regular undergraduate admission at CMU and an official score report must be on file.

B. The student may not at any time have been enrolled in the course for which credit is being sought nor in a higher level course in the same subject. A student is not considered to have been enrolled in a course if they have dropped the course during the regular drop/add period at the beginning of the semester.

C. Credit for the CLEP General Examinations in Humanities and/or Social Science/History must be taken before the first day of classes as a freshman. Credit earned through the CLEP Humanities General Examination and the CLEP Social Sciences-History General Examination may NOT be used to satisfy University Program requirements.


  • Exception: Students with concurrent high school and CMU enrollments or students who have participated in certain special vocationally oriented programs may be eligible to take these examinations. Answers to specific questions on eligibility can be obtained from the Undergraduate Academic Services Office, Warriner 112. Eligibility in individual cases will be determined by the Undergraduate Academic Services.
D. Students may receive three (3) credit hours in ENG 101 for the General Examination in English Composition with Essay only if that examination is taken before the end of their first college semester. Transfer students may take this examination during their first semester at CMU to meet the Basic Freshman Composition requirement, but no credit will be awarded.

E. CLEP examination credit may not be used to repeat any course(s) previously taken.

F. CLEP examinations, where credit is granted, will be recorded as Credit (CR) without points.

CLEP Exams

CMU Equivalencies: View and print a list of CLEP Exams accepted by CMU, and the required scores.

CLEP Sample Tests

Sample tests can be obtained at

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Testing Schedule

For appointment call or stop in the CBTC office. Telephone: (989) 774-1092.

 Scheduling for an Exam: Information and registration materials for CLEP examinations are available at the Computer Based Testing Center (Lower Level Robinson Dining Commons). You can register over the phone with a credit card or at the CBTC. There is a $25 scheduling fee that you must pay at the time you submit your registration in order to reserve a testing time.

Identification: A photo-bearing identification card will be required the day of the test. A valid driver's license, government issue ID, passport, or CMU ID card is acceptable.

Registration Procedures

** You are responsible for determining your eligibility for CLEP credit. **
The $25 scheduling fee payable to CMU must be paid at the time you make the appointment to reserve a testing time. The CLEP fee must be paid on the day that you are testing.
Please visit the CollegeBoard website for current CLEP exam fees.

  • Credit Card (Visa / Master Card / American Express / Discover)
  • Checks / Money Orders 

Rescheduling: If you need to reschedule your CLEP test, you must contact the Testing Center no later than seven calendar days prior to your scheduled appointment or your $25 fee will be forfeited.

Cancellation: If you decide to cancel your CLEP test, you will forfeit your $25 scheduling fee. There will be NO refunds.

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