College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Shorten your path to a college degree by CLEP Testing! The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. Over 2,900 colleges grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams. Please check with an advisor or counselor prior to taking any CLEP Exam, or refer to the Austin Community College Catalog Page to ensure credit can be awarded. Non-ACC students need to check with an advisor or counselor at the college they plan to attend to ensure credit can be awarded. This testing center cannot advise or counsel students about CLEP scores and the credit that will be awarded.

Note: Score results may take between 4-6 weeks for college composition or college composition modular. Visit the College Board CLEP website for additional information. Listed below are the CLEP exams that are currently being offered.

Register For This Test

Important: You must have paid the $35 CLEP FEE before attempting to schedule a CLEP exam.

CLEP tests are given at the Highland Campus and Round Rock Camps Monday-Thursday. (Test appointments must be made in advance.) To secure an appointment, you must register online or in person at least one business day in advance. Appointments are limited, so please register early.

Testing Fees

Each CLEP test has a proctoring fee and a test fee. The proctoring fee is $35 ($45 for college composition modular for non-ACC students). The $35 proctoring fee is paid on the day you register for your test. The $89.00 test fee is paid here by major credit card only. The CLEP Ticket must be presented at the time you take your test. All fees are Non- refundable and due before you schedule your exam. If you are late, absent, or rescheduled on the day of your test, you must pay an additional fee of $15 to obtain a new appointment. All fees paid to ACC Business Testing are only valid for six months.

To pay the test registration fee for the CLEP online:

  1. Select and pay for the appropriate exam here
  2. Pay the fee to CLEP here.
  3. Schedule your exam

To pay the test registration fee for the CLEP in person:

  1. Bring the $35 registration fee to Business Assessment & Testing Services, ACC Highland Campus, Room 2221.
  2. Complete the Registration Form.
  3. The test appointment can be made at that time.
  4. Pay the fee to CLEP here.

Identification Requirements

You must present one form of identification to take the test. This ID must be a government-issued photo ID such as a State issued driver's license, State-issued identification card, Military Identification, Passport, Government (national or foreign) identification, a naturalization card, or certificate of citizenship. The identification must show your name, signature, and a recognizable photograph.

Social Security Card, Credit or Debit Card, Student ID or Employee ID are not acceptable forms of ID for CLEP examinations.

Supplies & Prohibited Items

We provide paper and writing utensils. Students cannot bring cell phones, food, drink, pagers, PDAs, any wireless communication devices, digital watches, alarm watches, any device that can take photographs or video, calculators, radios, tote bags, text books, notebooks, coats, hats (unless worn as a religious requirement), hand-held electronic games, or other nonessential items. If you are subject to getting cold during long periods of seating, you can bring a sweater, but you must be prepared to keep it on for the duration of the exam.

Exams Offered


  • Financial Accounting
  • Information Systems and Computer Applications
  • Principles of Management
  • Introductory Business Law
  • Principles of Marketing

Composition and Literature

  • American Literature
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
  • College Composition
  • College Composition Modular
  • English Literature
  • Humanities

Foreign Languages

  • French Language (Levels 1 and 2)
  • German Language (Levels 1 and 2)
  • Spanish Language (Levels 1 and 2)

History and Social Science

  • American Government
  • History of the U.S. I.: Early Colonization to 1877
  • History of the U.S. II.: 1865 to Present
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Social Sciences and History
  • Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
  • Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

Science and Mathematics

  • Calculus
  • College Algebra
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Natural Sciences

Please check with your advisor about which CLEP exam is right for you. The Business Assessment Office cannot advise on which exam you will need to take.

If you are needing to retest, you must wait 3 months to retake the same exam.