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The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is designed to assist students in reaching their academic goals by achieving college credit for knowledge acquired in previous non-credit studies, or outside a traditional classroom setting.  CLEP exams are published and scored by the College Board.  For further information on the CLEP program, visit the College Board’s website.

UIC awards credit on the basis of scores earned on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). For more information regarding CLEP policy, at UIC, please visit the University Catalog.

Our testing center is also a certified DANTES CLEP site. The candidate's testing fee will be funded to OTS by DANTES, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support. For more information, please visit the CLEP DANTES website.

Registration and Fees Heading link

The CLEP exam fee is $93. All candidates must register and pay for the CLEP exam in advance on the CLEP website. Candidates will also pay a test administration fee on their scheduled test date.  The administration fee for U of I examinees with a valid “I-card” is $25.  For all other examinees the fee is $35. Candidates must present the CLEP admission ticket and the non-refundable administration fee on test day. To schedule your CLEP exam, please email your request to

***The administration test fee is only accepted with a check or money order.

Effective July 1, 2024, the CLEP® exam fee will be $95. Test takers who purchase their registration tickets on or after this date will be charged the new fee. Registration tickets purchased prior to this date will still be valid until their stated expiration dates.

CLEP Exams Offered at UIC Heading link

The UIC Office of Testing offers the full suite of CLEP Exams.  Visit the CLEP website to view available exams. UIC students seeking CLEP credit should visit the University Catalog for detailed information on exams and minimum accepted scores. Please note, UIC students must consult with their academic advisors to complete the CLEP approval form in order to proceed with scheduling their tentative appointment. Non-UIC students should consult with their home institution prior to registering for an exam to verify CLEP score needed for credit.