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CLEP (College Level Examination Program)

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) offers you the opportunity to receive college credit while saving time and money. Depending on your University, examinees are able to earn qualifying scores on up to 33 introductory-level college subject examinations. CLEP exams are approximately 90 minute exams and cost $87 per exam (Price increase to $89 on 07/01/19); in addition, examinees will also be required to pay a $25 administration fee per exam as well as a $10 essay fee for English and History course credit at the University of Memphis

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a computerized exam that is offered by appointment only at both the University of Memphis Main Campus in Memphis TN as well as the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus that is located in Jackson TN.

**Please note: University of Memphis students who have previously taken the course for credit and received a grade of (A-F) may not take a CLEP exam for that specific course.** 

CLEP Registration Procedures: 

  • Create your personal account and pay the $87 exam fee through the CLEP My Account registration portal.  The registration platform will allow you to register for a CLEP exam 24/7, manage your personal information any time prior to taking the exam, select your score recipient institution, and purchase study materials.

  • Select your exam date, time and submit the $25 + service fee registration fee through our secure online payment link located below.  (Please note that you must schedule your exam 48 hours prior to your requested test date and cancel or reschedule your exam 24 hours before your scheduled exam).

  • Prepare for exam (center recommendations): SpeedyPrep, Modern States (Free Prep Service), InstantCert and Research Education Association.

  • On exam day: 

    • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time; arriving more than 15 minutes after your scheduled reporting time will forfeit your exam fee and you will be required to reschedule.

    • Have your PRINTED "CLEP Registration Ticket" (provided by College Board).  Please note: failure to provide your printed CLEP registration ticket will result in you not being admitted into the exam and all applicable fees will be forfeited.

    • One form of identification:
      • Valid government-issued with name, photo and signature
      • Home-schooled or under 21 with no valid government-issued ID, please provide College Board ID Form (found on CLEP website) 
  • CLEP score reports will be available immediately following the exam (exception: Exams that include an essay portion)

  • Minimum Passing Score is 50 for most exams (check your Institution's requirements)

  • Retest Policy 90 days (University of Memphis - U.S. History I & II requires 1 year)

Click below to schedule your CLEP exam

To schedule a CLEP exam for the University of Memphis Main Campus (Memphis, TN): Click Here

To schedule a CLEP exam for the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus (Jackson, TN): Click Here

Course Equivalency

 NOTE: Each institution of higher education will have individual requirements that can be attained by contacting the particular school.  The chart below is a reference for those submitting CLEP scores to the University of Memphis.

CLEP EXAMINATION "UofM COURSE" EQUIVALENT
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT POLS 1030
AMERICAN LITERATURE ENGL 2110
ANALYZING & INTERPRETING LITERATURE GENERAL EDUCATION LITERATURE (NON-ENGLISH MAJORS ONLY)
BIOLOGY BIOL 1010, 1011 & 1020, 1021 
CALCULUS MATH 1910
CHEMISTRY CHEM 1010, 1011 & 1020, 1021
COLLEGE ALGEBRA MATH 1710
COLLEGE COMPOSITION MODULAR (ESSAY REQUIRED/ $10) ENGL 1010 (SCORE = 50) ENGL 1010 & 1020 (SCORE = 65+)
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS UNASSIGNED CREDIT, 3 Hours
ENGLISH LITERATURE ENGL 2210
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING ACCT 2010
FRENCH LANGUAGE, LEVEL 1 (SCORE = 50-58) FREN 1010 & FREN 1020 (6 HOURS)
FRENCH LANGUAGE, LEVEL II (SCORE = 59+) FREN 1010, 1020, 2010, & 2020 (12 CREDIT HOURS)
GERMAN LANGUAGE, LEVEL 1 (50-59) GERM 1010 & GERM 1020 (6 HOURS)
GERMAN LANGUAGE, LEVEL II (60+) GERM 1010, 1020, 2010, & 2020 (12 CREDIT HOURS)
HISTORY OF THE US I (ESSAY REQUIRED/ $10) HIST 2010
HISTORY OF THE US II (ESSAY REQUIRED/ $10) HIST 2020
HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT EDPR/CSED 3302 
HUMANITIES General Education Humanities, 3 Hours
INFO. SYSTEMS & COMP. APP INFS 1010
INTRO. TO EDU. PSYCHOLOGY UNASSIGNED CREDIT, 3 Hours
INTRO. TO BUSINESS LAW ACCT 3011
INTRO. TO PSYCHOLOGY PSYC 1030 
INTRO. TO SOCIOLOGY SOCI 1010
NATURAL SCIENCES UNASSIGNED CREDIT, 6 Hours 
PRE-CALCULUS  UNASSIGNED CREDIT, 3 Hours
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS ECON 2010
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT MGMT 3110
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING MKTG 3010 
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS  ECON 2020
SOCIAL SCIENCES & HISTORY UNASSIGNED CREDIT, 6 HOURS
SPANISH LANGUAGE, LEVEL 1 (SCORE = 50-62) SPAN 1010 & SPAN 1020 (6 HOURS)
SPANISH LANGUAGE, LEVEL II (SCORE = 63+) SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020 (12 CREDIT HOURS)
WESTERN CIVILIZATION I General Education History, 3 Hours
WESTERN CIVILIZATION II General Education History, 3 Hours