CLEP Testing

Get college credit while saving time and money with CLEP tests.

Through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), you can earn credit for a class without taking it. Just demonstrate your knowledge by doing well on a CLEP test and gain college credit at one of more than 2,900 colleges and universities around the nation.

Preparing for CLEP Exams
If you truly excel in a particular subject or have professional experience in a certain field, you may want to check out the sample tests and study guides available at The College Board's CLEP website. There are also study guides available at Waubonsee's Todd Library and bookstore.

Exams Offered at Waubonsee
The College Board offers 33 different CLEP exams. The Sugar Grove Campus location of Waubonsee's Center for Learning Assessment administers 30 of these exams; it does not administer American Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, or English Literature.

Taking a CLEP Test 
CLEP tests can only be taken by appointment. Prior to your appointment, you must visit the CLEP website to create an account. 

Visit to create your CLEP account. CLEP currently charges $80 per exam.

Registering for an exam provides you with a payment receipt and an Admission Ticket, but you must contact the Center for Learning Assessment to schedule the date and time you wish to take the test. You may visit the Center for Learning Assessment on the second floor of the Student Center at the Sugar Grove Campus or call (630) 466-5700 to secure your appointment. You will be asked for your TICKET ID number when you make your appointment. Official "Information for Test-Taker" bulletins are available at the Centers for Learning Assessment at all campuses.

Test takers for CLEP are required to present one valid form of identification along with their Admission Ticket at their CLEP appointment. A non-refundable fee of $20 will be charged by WCC for each exam appointment.

No more than two CLEP tests may be taken in one day. The maximum allowable number of credits earned by CLEP at WCC is 30 credit hours. All funded military candidates must present a current military ID and a second form of government-issued photo ID.

Getting CLEP Credit
When registering online for the CLEP test, you will be asked where you would like your scores sent. You can then follow up with your college's registration department to make sure credit is recorded.

If you are attending Waubonsee, you should call Registration and Records at 630-466-2370 two to three weeks after testing to see if your scores have been received. You will then have to visit the office to complete an 'Application for Credit by CLEP' form. A recording fee of $10 per credit hour is charged.

Waubonsee grants credit for 28 CLEP exams:


Minimum Score

Class Credit
Granted For
Credit Hours
American Government 50 PSC 100 3
Biology 50 BIO 120 4
Calculus 50 MTH 131 4
Chemistry 50 CHM 121 4
College Algebra 50 MTH 111 4
College Composition 50 ENG 101
and 102
College Composition -
50 ENG 101 3
College Mathematics 50 MTH 060, 070, 101,
111, 112 (choose 2)
Financial Accounting 50 ACC 120 3
French Language 50/59 FRE 101, 102,
201, 202
German Language 50/63 GER 101, 102,
201, 202
History of the U.S. I 50 HIS 121 3
History of the U.S. II 50 HIS 122 3
Human Growth and
50 PSY 205 3
Humanities 50 ART 100, ENG 211, ENG 212,
HUM 101, MUS 100 (choose 2)
Introductory Business Law 50 BUS 211 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSY 100 3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOC 100 3
Natural Sciences 50 BIO 100, CHM 100, ESC 100,
HED 100 (choose 2)
Pre-Calculus 50 MTH 112 3
Principles of Management 50 MGT 200 3
Principles of
50 ECN 202 3
Principles of
50 ECN 201 3
Principles of Marketing 50 MKT 200 3
Social Sciences and
50 HIS 111, 112, 121, 122,
PSY 100, SOC 100 (choose 2)
Spanish Language 50/66 SPN 101, 102, 201, 202 6
Western Civilization I 50 HIS 111 3
Western Civilization II 50 HIS 112 3