Testing Services

Each CLEP exam is $87 + $15 Administration Fee ( Non-refundable; non-transferable)

View a list of available CLEP exams.

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides two types of examinations–General Examinations and Subject Examinations, available in a variety of disciplines. Standards for satisfactory credit are set by the University faculty in each discipline area and may be higher than the ACE recommendations. CLEP tests are under constant evaluation and scores are subject to change according to the evaluation period.

Procedures for taking a CLEP:

  1. CLEP exams are available Monday-Friday by appointment only.
  2. Obtain a Request for Credit by Examination form in the Registrar's Office. This form must be signed by your advisor and approved by the Registrar's office. Once the form has been processed, call 210.829.3876 or visit Testing Services in AD 216 to schedule an appointment. The CLEP test must be completed within 30 days of the Registrar's approval date or you will be required to submit another form. The approved form must be presented to Testing Services staff on the day of your scheduled testing appointment.
  3. All CLEP Exam Payments must be submitted online through the My Account Registration Portal. Register and pay for a CLEP exam. Students must create an account with a user name and password, select the desired CLEP exam, and process the $87.00 CLEP exam fee online. Please remember to select an institution or university as your score recipient. Once this process is completed, you must print your registration ticket and present it to Testing Services on the day of the examination.
  4. To secure your appointment, you will also need to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable $15 administrative fee with UIW's Business Office at 210.829.6043.
    • If we do not have a record of your receipt number within 48 hours after the appointment is made, the appointment will automatically be canceled.
  5. On the date of the test, bring  one valid government issued ID (see “CLEP ID POLICY” for specifics), payment for exam fee (see below), and the yellow copy of the Request for Credit by Examination properly processed.

    CLEP Identification Requirements for Civilian Candidates and Self-Funded Military Candidates

    Each candidate must present  one form of government issued identification. The identification should be checked during the check-in process and may be re-checked at any time during an administration.

    The PRIMARY ID must be a government-issued photo ID. The ID must include the candidate’s name, signature, and a recognizable photograph

    Acceptable forms of primary identification are:

    • Current passport with name, photograph, and signature
    • Valid driver’s license with name, photograph, and signature
    • State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photograph, and signature
    • National ID with name, photograph, and signature
    • A tribal ID card
    • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship
    • If the student is a minor and unable to provide a primary government issued ID, then the College Board ID Form may be used for the primary ID. This form must include a recognizable photo, and the school seal must overlap the photo. The student must sign the ID form in the presence of their counselor or principal. Ask the student to sign the ID form again at the test center. This form is valid only in United States test centers. It must be dated and is good for only one year.
    • Contact CLEP Services for information on obtaining the College Board ID Form.

    Candidates may be required to provide a secondary ID with BOTH a photo and a signature if there is a question about the primary ID document and/or if the primary ID document is otherwise acceptable but does not bear the full name, photograph or signature of the candidate. Secondary ID documents may not be used to resolve last name discrepancies. The last name on the primary ID must match the name on the registration.

  6. Fees:
    Exam fees
    Amount Fees Description
    $15 UIW administrative fee to secure the appointment Non-refundable; non-transferable. Payable by cash, personal check or credit card in the UIW Business Office or through the UIW ePayment center.
    $87 CLEP exam fee Payable to the College Board by credit/debit card online at This payment must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled test date.
  7. CLEP tests are computer-based with a time limit of 90 minutes. (*College Composition CLEP exam is 2 hours.)
  8. Scores will be printed immediately after the test is completed – except for tests with an essay.
  9. If the examinee is more than 15 minutes late, the appointment must be rescheduled so as not to interfere with later testing appointments.
  10. Scores are received at the Registrar’s Office approximately 2 weeks after the test is completed, with the exception of the College Composition exam. College Composition essays are scored within 3-4 weeks of the test date, and scores are received at the Registrar’s Office about 2 weeks after scoring.
  11. Obtain study guides and other test preparation materials