CLEP® is a national program of credit by examination that allows you to obtain recognition for college-level achievement. You can receive credit for what you already know by earning a qualifying score on a CLEP®. More than 2,900 colleges and universities in the United States will recognize your comprehensive subject knowledge acquired through independent or prior study, cultural pursuits, special interests, internships, or professional development.

CLEP® exams are 90 minutes long and consist of multiple-choice questions. The exception is College Composition, which includes an essay. Scores for CLEP® exams (except those with essay) are available immediately upon completion of the exam.

Individuals who wish to receive college credit may register to take one or more CLEP® exams. Since credit-granting policies vary at each college, contact your institution’s testing coordinator or admissions officer regarding the specific CLEP® examinations accepted for credit towards your degree.

Registration and Fees:
$119.00 fee to be made in two separate payments.

  • CLEP receives $89, register and pay online by clicking on the CLEP website button below.
  • MWSU receives $30 (for MWSU students) or $40 (for non MWSU students), register and pay by clicking on the CLEP Registration Form button below.

Please bring your payment receipt(s) or voucher(s) for all payments made on the day of your exam.

Exam dates and times can be scheduled by contacting the General Testing Center.

Fee Waivers:
Members of the military may receive a proctoring fee waiver from Missouri Western for CLEP® testing. Please bring your military ID on the day of your exam for verification purposes and to receive the waiver. (Save $30 per exam.)

Members of the military may also be able to receive funding through DANTES (Defense Activity for Non Traditional Education Support) that can cover the exam fees for CLEP® testing. Eligible military personnel could potentially save hundreds or even thousands of dollars toward their bachelor’s degrees with DANTES benefits. Please click here for more information.

Missouri Western accepts the following for credit:

MWSU Course Title & Credit Hours Corresponding CLEP Exam Title
Introductory Financial Accounting (ACC201) 3 Financial Accounting
Microcomputer Applications (CSC201) 3 Information Systems
Business Law I (GBA211) 3 Introductory Business Law
Ancient & Medieval Civilization (HIS200) 3 Western Civ. I: Ancient Near E.-1648 
Early Modern Civilization (HIS210) 3 Western Civ. II: 1648-Present
American History to 1865 (HIS140) 3 * History of the US I: Early Col-1877
American History Since 1865 (HIS150) 3 * History of the US II: 1865-Present
American National Government (PSC101) 3 * American Government
Introduction to Sociology (SOC110) 3 Introductory Sociology
General Psychology (PSY101)  Introductory Psychology
Life-Span Developmental Psych. (PSY240) 3 Human Growth & Development
College Writing & Rhetoric (ENG104) 3 College Composition
College Algebra (MAT116) 3 College Algebra
Calculus /Analytic Geometry I (MAT167) 5 Calculus
Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO260) 3 Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics (ECO261) 3 Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Biology (BIO101) 4 Biology

*These CLEP exams do not fulfill the Missouri Constitution graduation requirement at MWSU.

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