College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Earn college credit for what you already know.

You can receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any one or more of the 33 CLEP examinations.  LCCC and more than 2,900 colleges and universities in the United States will recognize your comprehensive subject knowledge acquired through independent or prior study, cultural pursuits, special interests and professional development.

Satisfactory scores on CLEP exams can earn you 30 college credits or more--a whole year's worth of full-time study. The cost to take a 90-minute CLEP exam is $102, which is a fraction of tuition cost.

Who can take CLEP examinations?
CLEP examinations are available to everyone, including LCCC students, high school students and the general public.  This is a great way to get a fast start on your college education or to increase your existing college credits.

CLEP credit acceptance
Each college and university sets its own CLEP policy regarding how much credit will be granted and for what courses. If you are planning to attend a different educational institution, be sure to check with the institution's admissions office to ensure CLEP credit acceptance. 

Note: LCCC credit will not be awarded for the exams below that are marked with an asterisk (*). Specific course equivalencies at LCCC for the remaining exams can be obtained by contacting the LCCC Transfer Center at (449) 366-4074.

CLEP Examinations Offered at LCCC

Composition and Literature

  • American Literature
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
  • College Composition (with essay - 120 min.)*
  • College Composition Modular*
  • English Literature
  • Freshman Composition*
  • Humanities

Science and Mathematics

  • Biology
  • Calculus*
  • Chemistry
  • College Algebra
  • Pre-Calculus
  • College Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences*

Foreign Language

  • French Language
  • German Language
  • Spanish Language
* Exams not accepted for CLEP credit at LCCC

History and Social Sciences

  • American Government
  • Educational Psychology, Introduction to
  • History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877
  • History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Macroeconomics, Principles of
  • Microeconomics, Principles of
  • Psychology, Introductory
  • Social Sciences and History*
  • Sociology, Introductory
  • Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
  • Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present


  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Law, Introductory
  • Information Systems and Computer Applications
  • Management, Principles of
  • Marketing, Principles of

To Prepare and Learn more about the College-Level Examination Program. 

Most candidates study on their own for the exams. You should determine if a quick review of the material provides you with sufficient preparation, or if you need to develop a full study plan.

We recommend that you consult a textbook for the course at your college that is comparable to the exam you plan to take.

CLEP Individual Exam Guides
Also, consider purchasing an individual exam guide. These include an outline of the test, sample questions and answers, and tips for preparing to take the exam. You can download the PDFs for $10 each.  They are also available in the LCCC library.

Register or Learn More

For a complete list of the 2,900 colleges and universities that participate in the program, or to register to take an exam, visit, or call 800-257-9558.

Want to Save Time and Save Money?  Take CLEP.

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