CLEP (College Level Examination Program) information sheet

Please 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

OVERVIEW: 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.
FORMAT: Computer based.
LENGTH: Examinees have approximately 90 minutes to complete the 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 $45.00. The test administration fee is payable by cash or check only.
REGISTRATION: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by calling (206) 543-1171 or in person in Schmitz Hall, Room 440. Test format will be computer-based. Space is limited.
SCORES: 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.

STUDY: For more information, please visit the CLEP test preparation website at
ON THE DAY OF THE TEST: The examinee must bring the $45 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:

RETESTS: Test-takers must wait three (3) months (90 calendar days) from their last test date to retest on the same CLEP title(s).
QUESTIONS: For questions regarding other testing locations, score reports, candidate information, bulletin, etc., please call CLEP at (800) 257-9558.
EXCEPTIONS: Please note: 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.

Test Schedule and Location

Tests are scheduled by individual appointment. Appointments are generally available on Tuesdays at 9:30am and Thursdays at 1:30pm - space is limited. Test location is 440 Schmitz Hall, 1410 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA 98195. Please call (206) 543-1171 to schedule your appointment.


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.