College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

University of Houston- Clear Lake is an open national testing center for the College Level Examination Program® (CLEP). CLEP is a national program of credit by examination that allows students the opportunity to demonstrate college-level knowledge for specific undergraduate courses. It is designed to assess knowledge gained through accelerated, advanced or honors high school classes, as well as independent study.

  College-Level Examination Program Table
 
Subject Exam Title Score Semester Credit Hours Course Equivalency Notes
American Government 50 3 GOVT 2305 1
American Literature 50 6 ENGL 2327 and ENGL 2328  
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 6 ENGL 2323 and ENGL 2328  
Biology 50 8 BIOL 1306/1106 and BIOL 1307/1107 or BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407 3, 8
Calculus 50 4 MATH 2413 4
Chemistry 50 8 CHEM 1311/1111 and CHEM 1312/1112 or CHEM 1411 and CHEM 1412 3, 8
College Mathematics 50 3 MATH 1332 4
College Algebra 50 3 MATH 1314 4
English Literature 50 6 ENGL 2322 and ENGL 2323  
Financial Accounting 50 3 ACCT 2301  
College Composition Modular (without essay) 50 6 ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 5
History of the United States I: Early Colorizations to 1877 60 3 HIST 1301 7
History of the United States II: 1865 to Present 60 3 HIST 1302 7
Human Growth and Development 50 3 PSYC 2314  
Information Systems 50 3 ISAM 1305  
Introduction to Business Law 50 3 LEGL 2301  
Introductory to Sociology 50 3 SOCI 1301 6
Introductory to Psychology 50 3 PSYC 2301 6
Pre calculus 50 4 MATH 2412 4
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 ECON 2301 6
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 ECON 2302 6
Spanish 50 – 56 3 Spanish 1311  
57 – 62 6 Spanish 1311 and 1312
63 – 70 9 Spanish 1311, 1312, and 2311
71 – 80 12 Spanish 1311, 1312, 2311, and 2312
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 60 3 HIST 2311  
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 60 3 HIST 2312  

Notes

  1. Course partially satisfies the Government/Political Science requirement of the core curriculum.
  2. Course may be used to satisfy the Language, Philosophy and Culture core curriculum requirement.
  3. Courses may be used to meet the Life and Physical Science core curriculum requirement.
  4. Courses may be used to meet the Math core curriculum requirement.
  5. Course may be used to satisfy the Communications core requirement
  6. Courses may be used to satisfy the Social Behavioral Science core curriculum requirement.
  7. Courses satisfy the History core curriculum requirement.
  8. Courses may be used to partially satisfy Component Area Option core curriculum requirements.
  Frequently Asked Questions
 

How do I schedule an appointment and pay for the CLEP?

The total cost is $95. CLEP requires an $80 fee for each test, which must be paid via the CLEP website prior to testing appointment. There is also a $15 administration fee paid directly to the UHCL Testing Center.  The administration fee may be paid online when the testing appointment is scheduled.

How long does it take to complete the exam?

Each CLEP® exam is 90 minutes long with a multiple choice question/answer format. English Composition is the only exam with a graded essay.

What do I need to bring for the exam?

A current, photo identification is required and the printed CLEP Voucher. 

When do I receive the results from the exam?

This process is managed by College Board: you will receive an unofficial score report at the completion of exam with the exception of the College Composition with essay. Your official score will be sent to the you within three to four weeks. When you register for a CLEP exam in My Account, you can indicate the college, employer or certifying agency that you want to receive your CLEP test scores.  For more information please visit: https://clep.collegeboard.org/about/score.

Where is the Testing Center located?

Bayou Building room 1408 on the campus of University of Houston - Clear Lake located at 2700 Bay Area Boulevard  Houston, Texas 77058.

What UHCL course credit is awarded for CLEP exams?

CLEP gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 34 examinations.

Contact
  • Testing Center

    Phone: 281-283-3080
    Fax: 281-226-7128
    Email: uhcltesting@uhcl.edu

    Bayou Building 1408
    2700 Bay Area Blvd., Box 226
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Friday by Appointment Only