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.

CLEP Summer Sale:

Now through August 31, 2021, students can save 50% when they register for another CLEP® exam.*
How to get the discount:
  • Students must have taken another CLEP exam this year (or do so by August 31, 2021).
  • During registration, students enter code CLEPSUMMER at checkout to receive 50% off one exam.
  • Code is valid from June 1, 2021 through August 31, 2021.
Key discount details:
  • It can only be applied to the CLEP exam fee.
  • It can’t be applied to the remote proctoring fee.
  • It’s limited to one exam per test taker.
* The CLEPSUMMER promotional discount is only available to individual test takers who took a CLEP exam between January 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021. The promotional discount is limited to one CLEP exam per CLEP test taker. The discount can be applied only to the CLEP exam fee between June 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021. The discount can’t be used on CLEP remote proctoring fees or on CLEP exams with active registration tickets purchased prior to June 1, 2021. The CLEPSUMMER promotional discount is nontransferable, not for resale, and not redeemable for cash. The promotional discount code expires at 11:59 p.m. ET on August 31, 2021

Registration and Fees

The CLEP exam fee is $87. 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 call (312) 996-0919.

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

CLEP Exams Offered at UIC

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.