CLEP Exams

CLEP exams are a good way to decrease the time it takes you to earn your degree.  ADEP students at CLU have the ability to test out of certain classes by taking and passing the CLEP exam, but few know of this opportunity.

Here are few important facts that every ADEP student should know about CLEP exams:

Check with Your Advisor

The first step you need to take is to check with your advisor to see if you have any classes that may be eligible to be tested out of.  You cannot “CLEP out” of just any class.  The majority of the classes that are eligible are general education classes.

Check Locations and Dates of Upcoming Tests

You can also go to the CLU main webpage and enter “CLEP” in the search box in the upper right hand corner of the screen or follow this link:

You can take the exams wherever they are offered, but we recommend checking Master’s College in Santa Clarita or Devry University in Sherman Oaks.


There are study guides available for each CLEP exam.  You can follow the link above to find study material or you can visit to purchase CLEP exam study guides for the subject you will be tested in.

CLU CLEP Exam Fees and Refunds

There is a non-refundable $30 fee payable to CLU by check or credit card due at the time of registration and an exam fee of $70 due at the time of testing payable to CLEP by check or credit card (preferred). Cash will not be accepted.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: CLU does not refund CLEP registrations. If a student cancels a scheduled CLEP exam at least 48 hours in advance, the registration fee may be applied to another available date in the future. The fee can only be carried over once. If a student cancels within the 48 hours before an exam, the registration fee is forfeited.

Graduating Seniors

Traditional Undergraduate and ADEP students must take and pass the CLEP exam(s) no later than April 1st, 2012 for credit towards degree completion, if walking in May 2012.

Remember, taking a CLEP exam will save you money and time in the long run however check with your advisor to see if it’s the right fit for you.  Good luck!

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