College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

University Policy:

The University of Montana-Missoula awards college credit to undergraduate degree students on the basis of official score reports from the College Level Examination Program of the College Board. Official score reports may be obtained from CLEP Transcript Service, PO Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541-6600.

Each college sets its own policy and decides which CLEP exams they will grant credit for and how many credits will be awarded. Talk with someone at your college and find out this information. If you want credit at The University of Montana you will need to call the admissions department at 406-243-4274 or 406-243-6012 to find out if you will receive credit for the CLEP test you select. 

This policy was developed in consultation with academic departments at The University of Montana-Missoula. Credits awarded are assigned the grade of CR* (Credit). Exams that do not meet the minimum score are not posted on the University of Montana transcript. Duplicate credit will be allowed only in accordance with course descriptions in The University of Montana-Missoula catalog.

Registration:

Registration and payment for the exam is done through the CLEP web site. Create an account - the link is at the top right corner of the page. Exam fees are $80.00. Make sure you select the college you would like to send your CLEP score report to. After you have completed your registration and made your payment; you will be able to review and print your "CLEP Exam Registration Ticket". You must bring your Registration Ticket to your appointment. 

If you are having trouble registering on the CLEP website call customer service at 1-800-257-9558 (8am-6pm ET, Monday-Friday)

Schedule:

Schedule your test date and time at a test center. Call 406-243-2175 and schedule a 2 hour block of time. We are open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-12:30 pm. Our test center charges a proctoring fee of $25.00 payable by cash, check, or credit card. You must bring your registration ticket with you as well as 1 form of a Government Issued ID and your $25.00 payment. 

Cost:

The cost to purchase a CLEP exam is currently $80. Testing Services charges a $25 proctoring fee for each exam.

Where/When:

The University of Montana, Lommasson Center Suite154, Testing Services.

Monday–Friday, 8am - 5pm

Saturday, 8:00am – 12:30pm (By Appointment Only)

Important Information:

  • You must bring with you to the test center: 1 valid Government Issued ID, CLEP registration ticket and a $25.00 payment. 
  • CLEP sends student's test scores to The University of Montana admissions office within 4 weeks after testing.
  • Candidates are encouraged to prepare for their CLEP exam. You may find useful study materials and further information regarding CLEP exams at: http://clep.collegeboard.org/test-preparation.
  • CLEP requires candidates to wait a minimum of three (3) months to retake a CLEP Exam. Scores of exams repeated earlier than three months will be canceled and test fees forfeited.

The following credit will be granted for CLEP examination scores in the following categories. For information on credit by examinations or subjects not listed, please contact Enrollment Services (800) 462-8636.

CLEP EXAMINATION MINIMUM SCORE SEMESTER CREDIT *GENERAL EDUCATION
College Composition 50 6 WRIT 101
Humanities 50 6 L
College Mathematics 50 6 M
Natural Sciences 50 6 N without Lab
Social Sciences & History 50 6 S =3 credits H = 3 credits
American Government 50 3 SY
American Literature 50 6 LY
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 6 L
Biology 50 6 N without Lab
Introduction Business Law 50 3 None
Calculus 50 3 M
Chemistry 50 6 N without Lab
College Algebra 50 3 M
College French I 50 6 FL
College French II 59 12 FL
College German I 50 6 FL
College German II 63 12 FL
College Spanish I 50 6 FL
College Spanish II 63 12 FL
Introduction Educational Psychology 50 3 None
English Literature 50 6 L
Financial Accounting 50 6 None
United States History I: Early Colonizations to 1877 50 3 HY
United States History II: 1865-Present 50 3 HY
Human Growth & Development 50 3 S
Information Systems & Computer Applications 50 3 None
Pre-calculus 50 3 M
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 S
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 S
Principles of Management 50 3 S
Principles of Marketing 50 3 None
Intro Sociology 50 3 S
Intro Psychology 50 3 S
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 3 HY
Western Civilization II: 1648 - Present 50 3 HY

Key

A= Expressive Arts
WRIT 101= Composition
M= Math
FL= Modern & Classical Languages
Y= American & European Perspectives
HY= Historical/American & European
LY= Literary/American & European
L= Literary and Artistic studies
H= Historical and Cultural studies
N= Natural Science (with or without lab)
S= Social Sciences
X= Indigenous & Global Perspectives
HX= Historical/Indigenous & Global
SY= Social Sciences/American & European

The University of Montana awards college credit to undergraduate degree students on the basis of official score reports from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Board. Official score reports may be obtained by downloading the transcript request form at the CollegeBoard website You can also call (800) 257-9558.

This policy was developed in consultation with academic departments at the University of Montana. Credits awarded are assigned the grade of CR* (credit). Exams that do not meet the minimum score are not posted on the University of Montana transcript.