CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for your comprehensive subject knowledge acquired through independent or prior study, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships.

For more information visit the College Board CLEP website.

Test Fees and Procedures

To register and pay for a CLEP exam, visit https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount. Using "MyAccount" you will select a test, choose a test center, and pay the CLEP exam fee of $80 per test. You may test at the center you choose or any other center; you are not limited to the center you select on your account. Please remember to bring your ticket to the test center on the test date. Your registration is valid for six (6) months; an expiration date is printed on your ticket. Please call the Student Development Center at (812) 941-2312 to schedule a test day and time.

There also is a $15 registration fee per test. Please bring the registration payment receipt to your test session.

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Refund Information

If you need a refund for test fees you have paid, please call the Student Development Center at 812/941-2312.

Identification Requirments for Civilian Candidates and Self-Funded Military Candidates

Each candidate must present one form of identification (ID). The ID will be checked during the check-in process and may be re-checked at any time during the administration. The ID must be a government-issued photo ID, and it must include the candidate's name, signature, and a recognizable photograph. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Current passport with name, photograph, and signature
  • Valid driver's license with name, photograph, and signature
  • State ID issued by a state Bureau of Motor Vehicles with name, photograph, and signature
  • A tribal ID card
  • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship
  • If the student is a minor and unable to provide a government-issued ID, then the College Board ID Form may be used for the ID. This form must include a recognizable photo, and the school seal must overlap the photo. The student must sign the ID form in the presence of her counselor or principal. The student will sign the form again at the test center.

CLEP for Active Duty Military Personnel and Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reimburses eligible military personnel for the $80.00 CLEP fee. The following references will help you determine your eligibility.

Score Reports

Candidates receive immediate test results at the end of the testing session. Score reports can be generated for anyone who has tested within the last 30 days.

Retesting Policy

As of Oct. 17, 2014, the CLEP® retest policy will be changed to allow test-takers to retest three months after the last exam administration, as opposed to six months. Please note that this policy is in effect only for students who test on Oct. 17, 2014 or after.  Please do not attempt to take the test before you are eligible to retest, because your test will be invalid, and any fees you pay will not be refunded. Please call CLEP Services at 800/257-9558 for help in determining when you may retake a test.

Important Policy for Business Majors

Business majors at IU Southeast may earn special credit for a maximum of three (3) non-business, general education CLEP exams. Please talk to your advisor to see how this policy might affect your degree.

IU Southeast awards credit for the following CLEP exams:
Subject Area Required Score University Course Credit Award
Arts and Letters
American Literature 50 ENG-L 351 and ENG-L 352 6 cr.
English Literature * 50 ENG-L 198 3 cr.
French Language, Level 1 50 FREN-F 100, FREN-F 150 8 cr.
French Language, Level 2 59 FREN-F 100, 150, 200, and 250 14 cr.
German Language, Level 1 50 GER-G 100, GER-G 150 8 cr.
German Language, Level 2 60 GER-G 100, 150, 200, and 250 14 cr.
Humanities 50 ENG-L 102 and FINA-H 100 6 cr.
Literary Analysis and Interpretation 50 ENG-L 202 3 cr.
Spanish Language, Level 1 50 SPAN-S 100, SPAN-S 150 8 cr.
Spanish Language, Level 2 63 SPAN-S 100, 150, 200, and 250 14 cr.
*Credit for ENG-L 198, Freshman Literature, will be awarded after passing ENG-L 101 or ENG-L 102 with a grade of A- or higher.
Business
Financial Accounting 50 BUS-A 201 3 cr.
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 n/a 3 cr.
Introductory Business Law 50 BUS-L 201 3 cr.
Principles of Management 50 COAS-W 100 3 cr.
Principles of Macroeconomics ** 50 ECON-E 101 or ECON-E 150 3 cr.
Principles of Marketing 50 BUS-M 301 3 cr.
Principles of Microeconomics ** 50 ECON-E 101 or ECON-E 150 3 cr.
**Macro or Micro may count for E101 or E150. Macro and Micro will count for E150 and E200.
Natural Sciences
Biology 50 BIOL-L 100 5 cr.
Calculus 50 MATH-M 215 5 cr.
Chemistry 50 CHEM-C 105 3 cr.
College Algebra 50 MATH-M 122 3 cr.
College Mathematics 50 MATH-M 110 3 cr.
Precalculus *** 50 MATH-M 125 3 cr.
***The pre-calculus test includes a calculator. Examinees should practice using it before the test. The practice calculator can be found at Graphing Calculator Trial Edition
Social Sciences
American Government 50 POLS-Y 103 3 cr.
History of the United States I 50 HIST-H 105 3 cr.
History of the United States II 50 HIST-H 106 3 cr.
Human Growth and Development 50 PSY-B 310 3 cr.
Introductory Psychology 50 PSY-P 101 3 cr.
Introductory Sociology 50 Consult Sociology Faculty 3 cr.