Students take tests at the ACC Round Rock Campus testing center on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students of any age to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college course content.

More than 2,900 colleges grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams, and earning credit through CLEP testing can shorten your path to a college degree. See a list of currently offered CLEP exams below.

Be sure to check with an advisor or counselor before taking any CLEP exam, or refer to the Austin Community College Catalog to ensure credit can be awarded. Non-ACC students should check with an advisor or counselor at the college they plan to attend to ensure credit can be awarded. ACC’s Business Assessment & Testing Center cannot advise or counsel students about CLEP scores or awarded credit.

Note: Score results may take four to six weeks for college composition or college composition modular. Visit the College Board CLEP website for additional information.

Taking a CLEP Test

ACC administers CLEP tests at the Highland Campus and Round Rock Campus, Monday through Thursday. You must make an appointment for your test at least one business day in advance. Appointments are limited, so please register early.

Test Fees

Each CLEP test has a proctoring fee and a test fee. The proctoring fee is $35 ($45 for the college composition modular for non-ACC students). You will pay the $35 proctor fee when you schedule your test. The fee must be paid online CLEP Proctor exam.

You will pay the $93 CLEP test fee when you register for your exam on CLEP website. The fee is payable with a major credit card only. A hard copy of the CLEP ticket must be presented at the time of your exam.

All fees are non-refundable and due before you schedule your exam. If you are late, absent, or rescheduled on the day of your test, you must pay an additional fee of $15 to obtain a new appointment. All fees paid to ACC Business Testing are only valid for six months.

Scheduling and Paying for your Test

  1. Pay the proctor fee by selecting the applicable CLEP Proctor exam listed in ACC Marketplace.
  2. Schedule your exam using the online Exam Registration form. You will need your proctoring fee receipt number/order number. (Note: The Exam Registration form also includes a link to pay for your exam through ACC Marketplace. Upon payment, you will enter your receipt number/order number and schedule your exam.)
  3. Go to the CLEP website, register for your test, and pay the testing fee. You will present your CLEP ticket when you take your test.
  4. The College Composition Modular exam for ACC students must be taken at HLC to complete the essay. 

Remember, you must pay the $35 CLEP proctor fee before scheduling your exam.

Identification Requirements

You must present one form of identification to take the test. This must be a government-issued ID with your name, signature, and a recognizable photograph. Examples are:

  • State-issued driver’s license or identification card
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • Government (national or foreign) identification
  • A naturalization card, or certificate of citizenship

A Social Security card, credit or debit card, student ID or employee ID is not an acceptable form of ID for CLEP examinations.

Supplies and Prohibited Items

The testing center provides paper and writing utensils. The following items are not allowed:

  • Cell phones
  • Food or drink
  • Personal digital assistant (PDA) device or any wireless communication devices
  • Digital watches or alarm watches
  • Any device that can take photographs or video
  • Calculators
  • Radios
  • Tote bags
  • Textbooks and notebooks
  • Coats (If you are subject to getting cold during long periods of sitting, you can bring a sweater, but you must be prepared to keep it on for the duration of the exam.)
  • Hats (unless worn as a religious requirement)
  • Hand-held electronic games
  • Other nonessential items

Exams Offered

Check with your advisor about which CLEP exam is right for you. The Business and Assessment Testing Center cannot advise on which exam you will need to take.

If you need to retest, you must wait three months to retake the same exam.


  • Financial Accounting
  • Information Systems and Computer Applications
  • Principles of Management
  • Introductory Business Law
  • Principles of Marketing

Composition and Literature

  • American Literature
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
  • College Composition
  • College Composition Modular (Students taking it for ACC must take it at HLC only)
  • English Literature
  • Humanities

Foreign Languages

  • French Language (Levels 1 and 2)
  • German Language (Levels 1 and 2)
  • Spanish Language (Levels 1 and 2)

History and Social Science

  • American Government
  • History of the U.S. I.: Early Colonization to 1877
  • History of the U.S. II.: 1865 to Present
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Social Sciences and History
  • Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
  • Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

Science and Mathematics

  • Calculus
  • College Algebra
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Natural Sciences

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