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CLEP Testing

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is an uncomplicated, reputable, and efficient way for you to get college credit for knowledge you have acquired on your own.

DeSales University is one of 1,400 CLEP test centers in the U.S. and abroad. 

The most frequently asked questions about CLEP are:

  • How much does it cost to take a CLEP test? Currently, CLEP charges a fee of $89 for each CLEP exam. The DeSales administration fee is $20, making your total $109 for each test.
  • What are the CLEP exams that I can take? The CLEP Examinations and DeSales University Equivalencies (UPDATED APRIL 2017) document shows which exams can be taken for credit and how they transfer into our program. It's important to remember that CLEP exams are transfer credits and apply toward the DeSales transfer policy.
  • What score do I need to get credit for a CLEP exam? The majority of exams require a passing score of "50," although a few exams differ. The equivalency form previously mentioned lists this information as well.
  • What's the best way to prepare for a CLEP exam? There are many CLEP study guides available. We feel that the BEST way to prepare is to obtain an appropriate textbook and review the material. Study guides are helpful supplements, but a textbook covers the material on which you will be tested. Free online CLEP preparation courses are also offered through Modern States Education Alliance on the CLEP website.
  • When are CLEP tests given? At DeSales, we administer the tests one evening per month in the Trexler Library.  Call 610-282-4361 for upcoming dates.
  • What can I do to get more information about taking a CLEP exam? For specific information, please call 610-282-4361. For general CLEP information, visit the CLEP website at

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