The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a rigorous College Board program that
allows students of a wide range of ages to demonstrate their mastery of college-level
material in introductory subjects to earn college credit. CLEP offers examinations
that represent courses typical of the first two years of college study. Through CLEP
examinations, students can:
Accumulate credit toward a degree by demonstrating knowledge they have gained independently,
allowing them to begin studies at a higher level and save valuable time and money.
Demonstrate their knowledge in subject areas in order to earn exemption from introductory
courses, enabling them to move ahead to more advanced courses and new fields.
Show their level of competency in subjects in order to determine placement, particularly
for world language and mathematics courses.
CLEP has 33 examinations available, all of which Columbus State offers. CLEP provides
a reliable and effective means for participating colleges and universities to grant
credit, exemption, and placement. Over 2,900 accredited institutions of higher education
award credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP examinations.