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.

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.

Save 50% on Your Next CLEP Exam! Use code GOCLEP *The GOCLEP promotional discount is only available to individual test takers who took a CLEP exam between January 1 and November 30, 2020. The promotional discount can only be applied once for one CLEP exam per CLEP test taker. The discount can only be applied online at CLEP exam registration checkout between September 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020. The discount cannot be used on CLEP exams with active registration tickets purchased prior to September 1, 2020. The GOCLEP promotional discount is nontransferable, not for resale, and not redeemable for cash. The promotional discount code expires at 11:59 p.m. ET on November 30, 2020. For more information, please visit CLEP Discount.

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. Non-UIC students should consult with their home institution prior to registering for an exam to verify CLEP score needed for credit.