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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The Undergraduate Catalog lists the General exams accepted for credit at Illinois State and how the credit applies to General Education as well as CLEP Subject exams. Credit for these subject exams is awarded for the specific courses listed.

The College-Level Examination Program gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know, by earning qualifying scores on any one or more of the 35 CLEP examinations. A total of 2,900 colleges and universities in the United States will recognize your comprehensive subject knowledge acquired through independent or prior study, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships.

For more information concerning CLEP tests, please visit the official CLEP site.

For an additional list of exams and scores accepted for ISU credit, please visit the ISU CLEP site.

To register for CLEP at ISU

  1. Visit CLEP online and create an account.
  2. Select the exam(s) you are interested in taking, where you would like the scores to be sent to and select Illinois State University as your preferred test center.
  3. Pay the CLEP exam fee - $80 per exam.
    1. Note: beginning July 1, CollegeBoard will increase the CLEP exam fee to $85.
  4. Print your admission ticket. Bring this admission ticket with you on your test date.
  5. Contact the Illinois State University Testing Office at 309-438-2100 to schedule your exam appointment.
    1. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  6. There will be an additional $25 administrative fee due on exam date. Checks made payable to Illinois State University.

Need Help Registering Online?

CLEP Exam Registration Video


Special Accomodations

If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this test administration, please contact Testing Services at (309) 438-2100. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.


Illinois State University

Office of the University Registrar
Normal, IL 61790-2202

Phone: (309) 438-2188

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