CLEP offers exams for college credit  in five subject areas, covering material taught in courses that are generally taken in the first two years of college. Most CLEP exams are designed to correspond to one-semester courses, although some correspond to full-year or two-year courses.
Exams are computer based and contain mainly multiple-choice questions. College Composition  includes essays. A few other exams offer optional essays which are not required by DU. For more information see the Information for Candidates  booklet.
DU Course Credit  awarded for CLEP Tests
DU Testing Sites:
DU Testing Hours  and e-mail/phone contacts for making an appointment.
CLEP testing requires two payments:
(No checks, payment must be made by Credit Card or cash.)
*Optional essays are not required for Davenport course credit. Optional essays will only be ordered AFTER the candidate has passed the online test. Payment is made directly to CLEP by the student calling CLEP from the DU Library where the student is testing.
CLEP testing appointments will always be scheduled for the full 2 hours (2 ½ hours for College Composition) and must be scheduled at least 2 hours before testing closes.
If a passing score is not achieved, candidate must wait 180 days before retaking the same test.
Candidate must bring two forms of identification. The primary form must be a government-issued photo ID with signature, such as a passport, state-issued driver’s license, state-issued ID card, tribal ID, naturalization card or certificate of citizenship. The secondary form of ID must have a photo or signature, such as a Social Security card, student ID, or employee ID. Signed credit cards are no longer accepted as a form of ID. Candidates will not be tested if they fail to present appropriate ID.
Homeschoolers, if you do not have the required government-issued ID, please complete a Student ID Form, which is valid for one year (www.collegeboard.org/clep ). The form must display a recognizable photo, with a school or notary seal overlapping the photo. The form must be signed in front of a school official or notary. If you fail to present appropriate ID, you will not be tested.
Prohibited Items – Personal items (cell phones, backpacks, purses, MP3 players, etc.) are not allowed during testing. They may be left in a car or placed in an area designated by DU staff.
Provided Items –
For accommodation information, please see p. 3 on the Information for Candidates Bulletin .
Active Duty Military Members and Spouses
Both the Davenport fee and the CLEP test fee are waived for qualifying military candidates (click here for more information ). All qualifying military candidates must present a current military ID as part of their identification in order to waive the DU and CLEP test fees.
Please click here for more information .
Click on the test name at the test preparation  page and view the Study Resources section. If you are a DANTES-funded military candidate, you can obtain free study materials through your base education center.
For Michigan residents or Davenport students, there are practice exams for some of the CLEP exams in the database Learning Express. DU students can reach Learning Express on the DU Libraries database page . Non-DU students who are Michigan residents, can reach Learning Express through MeL  with their Michigan Driver's License or State ID.