Office of Educational Assessment


College Level Examination Program

The CLEP is a College Board testing program delivered by colleges and universities throughout the United States that offers exams in the areas of Social Science, Business, Mathematics, Technology, Humanities, and Physical Science. We do not provide optional essays for Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, American Literature, College Composition Modular, or English Literature. College Composition is the only test which has an integrated mandatory essay scored by CLEP.

Note: Although the UW Testing Center administers the CLEP test as a service to the community, the University of Washington does not award credit for this exam.

FEE: There are two fees for the CLEP test, one is paid directly to the CLEP testing company prior to making the testing appointment, and one is paid to the University of Washington on test day.

  1. CLEP test fee is $80, paid by credit card through your My Account Portal on the CLEP website.
  2. University of Washington test administration fee is $55.00.

    Fees are payable to the University of Washington at the time of testing, in cash or check only. Credit and debit cards are NOT accepted.

LOCATION: Room 440, Schmitz Hall, Testing Center

To register for an exam, please call (206-543-1171), email ( or stop by during Testing Center hours. 

Please register at least two weeks in advance of the desired test date. Space is limited.

TEST LENGTH: 90 minutes
ON THE DAY OF THE TEST: The examinee must bring the $55 proctoring fee (see above), the admission ticket/voucher confirming CLEP fee payment through the My Account portal, and 1 form of valid ID. Acceptable ID is your driver’s license, passport or other government-issued identification that includes your photograph and signature. You will be asked to show this identification to be admitted to the testing area. The last name on your primary ID must match the name on your registration ticket. (Effective July 1, 2014, Secondary ID is not required.) If you arrive after the scheduled check-in time, or if you arrive without proper identification, you will not be admitted to the test. For information regarding individual exams, please visit the CLEP website at:
RESULTS: Your CLEP exam scores are available immediately, unless you are taking the English Composition Exam with essay.If no score recipient code has been entered through your My Account portal by the time of testing, CLEP will charge a $20 transcript fee to send scores to your college.
RETESTS: Test-takers must wait three (3) months (90 calendar days) from their last test date to retest on the same CLEP title(s).
STUDY: For more information, please visit the CLEP test preparation website at
QUESTIONS: For questions regarding other testing locations, score reports, candidate information, bulletin, etc., please call CLEP at (800) 257-9558.


CLEP tests are offered Tuesdays at 9:30 AM or Thursdays at 1:30 PM. Note: Test format will be computer-based.

Disability Accommodation

To request disability accommodation for testing, please contact the OEA Testing Center at (206) 543-1171 or via email at before registering for the test.