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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

  * Please note the course credit chart below is effective for the 2018-2019 year. 

CLEP® Test
Min. Score
Credit Hrs.
Equivalent EKU
American Government
POL 101
American Literature
ENG 350 or ENG 351
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
ENG 210
BIO 111

MAT 234

CHE 111 /111L
College Algebra

MAT 112 or 114

College Mathematics
MAT 105
College Composition
ENG 101
College Composition, Modular
ENG 101
English Literature

ENG 352 or ENG 353

Financial Accounting
ACC 201
French Language, Levels 1 & 2
FRE 101 and FRE 102
German Language, Levels 1 & 2
GER 101 and GER 102
History of the United States I

HIS 102

History of the United States II

HIS 103

Human Growth and Development
PSY 280
HUM 124

Information Systems

50 + Passing score on departmental exam

3 CIS 212
Introduction to Educational Psychology
No course credit given.
Introductory Business Law
GBU 204
Introductory Psychology
PSY 200
Introductory Sociology
SOC 131
Natural Sciences     No course credit given.
Pre-Calculus 50 5

MAT 122

Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 231
Principles of Management
MGT 300
Principles of Marketing
MKT 300
Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 230
Social Sciences and History

POL 101

Spanish Language, Levels 1 & 2
SPA 101 and SPA 102
Western Civilization I (Ancient Near East to 1648) 50 3 HIS 100
Western Civilization II (1648 - present) 50 3 HIS 101


           Click here for CLEP exam dates

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 and 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; and
  • show their level of competency in subjects in order to determine placement, particularly for world language and mathematics courses.

The EKU Office of Academic Testing is an open CLEP® testing center; we test current EKU students as well as non-students. 

EKU accepts credit for these examinations according to the following guidelines:

  • No credit is given for exams without equivalent courses at EKU.
  • In order to receive credit, a student must complete the Credit-by-Examination application form by clicking here . The form also is available from the Office of Academic Testing located in the Whitlock Building, Room 340.
  • For tests not administered at EKU, there is a $25.00 processing fee:  

To see sample tests, please visit .

How to register to test:

  1. Please contact 859-622-1281 for testing information.  Examinees must pre-register with the Office of Academic Testing to secure a test date.  Examinees must also register to take the CLEP® exam online at .
  2. If you are an EKU student who is seeking course credit, click here to download the CLEP application form in PDF format.  (This form is required to be on file in order to test at Eastern Kentucky University.)
  3. Fees: The CLEP exam itself costs $89. Eastern Kentucky University's test administration fee is $25.  These two fees must be paid before the exam. Examinees pay the $89 CLEP fee by credit card to CLEP® when they register online at  On the day of your CLEP exam, don't forget to bring the receipt for the $25

Please bring the following items on test day:

  • CLEP Exam Registration Ticket
  • Receipt for the $25 EKU test administration fee
  • One form of identification. The primary identification must be valid and current, must bear the test-taker’s full name in English language characters, and must contain a photograph and a signature.

Acceptable Primary ID:

  • Current passport with name, photograph, and signature
  • Valid driver's license with name, photograph, and signature
  • State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photograph, and signature
  • Military ID
  • National ID with name, photograph and signature
  • A tribal ID card
  • A Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship


  • Credit or debit cards of any kind
  • Social Security card
  • Employee ID

Prohibited Items in the Testing Room:  (unless an approved exception has been specified by CLEP Services at (800) 257-9558 or (609) 771-7865)

  • Calculators (a calculator function is built into the software for those tests that require calculator use)
  • Listening devices including, but not limited to cellular phones/pagers, beepers, walkie talkies, PDAs, or wireless communication devices (e.g., smartphone, tablet, mp3 player)
  • Any device capable of recording audio, photographic, or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back content, through such means as digital cameras or video cameras
  • Food, beverages, or tobacco products
  • Hats (unless worn as a religious requirement) 
  • Calculator watches
  • Digital watches (wrist or pocket), alarm watches, or wristwatch cameras
  • Dictionaries, books, pamphlets, reference materials
  • Papers of any kind (except for authorized scratch paper provided by the center). If the candidate has a paper copy of his/her CLEP exam registration ticket, it must be put away with other prohibited items and not taken into the testing room.
  • Slide rules, protractors, compasses, rulers
  • Highlighter pens and/or colored pens and pencils
  • Copying devices
  • Transmission or receiving devices
  • Mechanical pencils or any type of pen
  • Nonmedical electronic devices (laptop computers, digital assistants)
  • Flash/thumb drives or any other portable electronic storage device
  • Candidate-provided keyboards
  • Any other unauthorized testing aids
  • Any weapons, firearms or other items prohibited by law or test center/campus safety and security policies. Important: Weapons of any kind are prohibited at CLEP testing locations. Only law enforcement personnel, acting in an official capacity (not a candidate), may carry their weapons into CLEP testing locations.

The Office of Academic Testing provides lockers for examinees to store backpacks, phones and other electronic devices, jackets, hats, and testing aids that are not required or permitted.

Anyone found using prohibited items during the administration should be dismissed from the examination. Confiscate any detected device and check for test content before dismissing the candidate.


Candidates involved in any misconduct should be asked to terminate their examination and leave the testing room. These candidates may not return to the testing room, and their examination scores will be canceled. The following behaviors, without limitation, are considered misconduct:

  • Giving or receiving assistance of any kind
  • Using any of the prohibited aids listed as a Prohibited Item (see the Prohibited Items List)
  • Taking or attempting to take an examination for someone else
  • Failing to follow test regulations or the test center administrator's instructions
  • Removing or attempting to remove test questions and/or responses (in any format) from the testing room
  • Removing or attempting to remove scratch paper from the testing room
  • Tampering with the operation of the computer or attempting to use it for any function other than taking the examination
  • Leaving the testing room without permission
  • Causing a disturbance of any kind


Fall 2019 CLEP Dates
Wednesday, 8/28 9:00 a.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Friday, 9/13 9:00 a.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Monday, 9/23 9:00 a.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Monday, 10/7 1:00 p.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Tuesday, 10/29 1:00 p.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Thursday, 11/7 1:00 p.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Monday, 11/25 9:00 a.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
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