College-Level Examination Program

  •  Schedule a CLEP Exam

    1. Purchase your CLEP exam through the College Board website.
    2. Schedule your test with the IUP Testing Center.
    3. Pay the $25 IUP administration fee through Marketplace.

    CLEP exam equivalency chart for IUP credit

  • The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps students earn credit for what they already know, regardless of how that knowledge was acquired.

    By receiving a satisfactory score on a CLEP exam, students can earn college credits toward a college degree, depending on the exam subject and the policy of the department.

    CLEP exams test mastery of college-level material acquired in a variety of ways: through general academic instruction, significant independent study, or extracurricular work. 

    Each institution determines which CLEP examinations and passing scores they will accept for credit. CLEP exams are computer based and consist mainly of multiple choice questions. Scores are generated and printed at the completion of exams, except for those with essays. You do not need to be an IUP student to take the CLEP examination at our center.


    The computer-based CLEP exams are given by appointment only. The IUP University Testing Center offers CLEP examinations weekdays with each testing session lasting approximately two hours. Please schedule your test, and then complete your registration through Marketplace.


    You must purchase your $89 CLEP exam through the College Board website and pay a nonrefundable $25 administrative fee per test to IUP through Marketplace.

    On Exam Day

    • Bring the following to the testing center:
      • A valid registration ticket from the CLEP My Account registration portal
      • Your valid, unexpired, 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.
      • Military test-takers, bring your military ID.
    • Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
    • The University Testing Center is located on the lower level of Pratt Hall, Room 107.

    General Information

    CLEP exam equivalency chart for IUP credit

    IUP Prior Learning Assessment Programs and Policies

    Visit the CLEP website for additional information and study guides.

    Note: Foreign Language CLEP exams 

    For students or incoming students at IUP, you may choose to take the CLEP exams for foreign language (Spanish, German. or French) credits. You may also be able to receive additional credits by taking the ACE test. ACE may only be pursued prior to attending IUP or during the first semester before any foreign language courses. Please contact Charles McCreary, department chairperson in the Foreign Languages Department, to determine eligibility (