College Level Examination Program

Whether you’re getting a head start on college or finishing your degree, you can earn credit for a fraction of the cost of a college course, using the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

Some Idaho colleges and universities provide credit for CLEP General or CLEP subject examinations, or both. CLEP General Examinations cover broad areas of study such as English composition, mathematics, history and social sciences, natural sciences, and the humanities. Please note that not all postsecondary institutions will accept CLEP tests towards credit for graduation. CLEP tests can be taken in high school or college, as long as the student has not already taken the course at the college level.

For more information on AP, CLEPand concurrent enrollment programs, contact your high school counselor, and see the College-Level Examination Program website. The postsecondary institution you plan to attend may also offer credit based on other criteria.