College-Level Examination Program

The College-Level Exam Program (CLEP), which is sponsored by the College Board, is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States.


CLEP is a series of computer-based examinations that allows students to demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of subjects. CLEP tests allow students to demonstrate knowledge of a subject equivalent to that of college students who have satisfactorily completed a college course in the subject with a grade of "C" or better.

Stritch accepts four general examinations (humanities, mathematics, natural science, social studies and history) and 32 subject examinations in the areas of composition and literature, foreign language, history and social science, science and mathematics, and business. The CLEP examinations cover material that is taught in introductory-level courses at most colleges and universities.

A combined maximum of 60 credits of the allowable 60 credits for extra-institutional learning may be earned through the CLEP program. Thirty credits may be applied to an associate's degree and up to 60 may be applied to a bachelor's degree.

For information about testing centers, fees, subject content, requesting transcripts, or ordering study materials refer to the links below or go to: http://www.collegeboard.org/clep.

Download Stritch CLEP policy and information sheet.

Download Stritch CLEP transfer guide.

Download Off-Campus Permission Form.