Assessment of Prior Learning Fact Sheet: 2
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)


CLEP is the College Level Examination Program developed by the College Board and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).It allows students to obtain credit for college level achievement gained outside of the classroom.See Exhibit I for a complete list of CLEP examinations (discontinued and current) along with the minimum score required to receive college credit. For general information on CLEP and the location of CLEP testing sites please go to or call 1 800 257-9558.

Category: Testing/transfer.

Type Of Credit Awarded:

Lower level elective or distribution credit.

Maximum Allowable Credit:

A maximum of thirty (30) credits can be earned from all testing/transfer sources.


All CLEP credits must be earned prior to achieving junior status (60 credit hours).Care is recommended to avoid overlap between General and Subject Examinations and between CLEP and earned college credit.Credit will not be awarded in cases of duplication, nor will equivalencies be changed to remedy such duplication.CLEP will not supersede earned college credit.The maximum CLEP credits in any one discipline may not exceed six.All CLEP credit is accepted on a credit/no credit basis.


CLEP score reports must be sent directly to Barry from the Educational Testing Service.Transcripts can be obtained from:

CLEP Transcript Request Service
PO Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
Toll-free: (800) 257-9558
Military dial (877) 471-9860 (toll free) or (651) 603-3012 or visit to download a request form.


There is a charge for each CLEP exam payable at the test site and a fee for the test transcript. In addition, Barry University charges an administrative fee for processing CLEP credits.