CLEP, College Level Examination Program, is a division of the College Board, the same people that bring us SAT and ACT testing. The University of Maine is an official CLEP testing center. Although UMaine students, as well as community members, may opt to take any and all exams offered by the College Board, only specified exams will be granted credit at the University of Maine. Students attending other institutions of higher education should check with their program coordinator for verification on which exams they will receive credit for. Primarily comprised of multiple-choice questions, the 90-minute examination covers general material relevant to the subject matter. The majority of successful CLEP exams earn the students three-degree credit hours.
Composition and Literature
- American Literature*
- Analyzing and Interpreting Literature*
- College Composition (this exam is 120 minutes)
- College Composition Modular*
- English Literature*
* Optional essay available.
- French Language
- German Language
- Spanish Language
History and Social Sciences
- American Government
- History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877
- History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
- Human Growth and Development
- Introduction to Educational Psychology
- Introductory Psychology
- Introductory Sociology
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Principles of Microeconomics
- Social Sciences and History
- Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
- Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present
Science and Mathematics
- College Algebra
- College Mathematics
- Natural Sciences
- Financial Accounting
- Information Systems and Computer Applications
- Introductory Business Law
- Principles of Management
- Principles of Marketing
CLEP Tests Accepted by the University of Maine
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Name of Test Passing Score Substitutes for Credit Hours American Government 50 POS 100 3 Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (w/essay) 50 ENG 129/170 6 Biology 50 BIO 100 4 Calculus 50 MAT 126 4 Chemistry 50 CHY 121/123, CHY 122/124 8 College Algebra 50 MAT 111 3 History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 HTY 103 3 History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present 50 HTY 104 3 Human Growth and Development 50 CHF 201 3 Macroeconomics, Principles of 50 ECO 121 3 Microeconomics, Principles of 50 ECO 120 3 Precalculus 50 MAT 122 4 Psychology, Introductory 50 PSY 100 3 Sociology, Introductory 50 SOC 101 3 Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 HTY 105 3 Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 HTY 106 3
CLEP Test Fees
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CLEP Exam Fee: $80
The CLEP exam fee is collected at the test center the day of the exam. The preferred method of payment is credit card, but checks are also accepted (made payable to CLEP).
Test Center Administration Fee (for all exams administered at UMaine): $30
Additional Administration Fees
If you have an optional essay administered at UMaine:
Optional Essay Administration Fee: $10
If your optional essay will be evaluated for credit at UMaine:
UMaine Optional Essay Evaluation Fee: $50
The test center fee and other administration fees are paid directly to the test center the day of the exam. The preferred method of payment is cash, but checks are also accepted (made payable to The University of Maine).
Registering for a Test
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All tests are offered at the following times indicated with an X:
10 am 2 pm Monday X X Tuesday X X Wednesday X X Thursday X X Friday X X
We do not schedule CLEP exams more than 35 days (5 weeks) in advance of the requested exam date. If you have an exceptional circumstance that requires that you schedule a CLEP exam more than 35 days into the future, please contact us.
To register for a CLEP test, please complete this CLEP Test registration form, or contact:
Eric Chapman: 207-581-2318
CLEP tests are administered in East Annex. See the Campus Map (PDF). Please report to room 121 East Annex upon arrival.
Visitor parking is available throughout the University of Maine campus. Please see the Campus Map (PDF) to find where visitor parking is permitted. You will be issued a temporary visitor-parking pass that will be given to you at registration, to put on your vehicle during the time in which you are taking the CLEP exam.
Cancellation and No-Show Policy
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Candidates who wish to cancel a scheduled CLEP exam may do so without penalty at least 24 hours in advance of the exam start time. Candidates who fail to cancel an exam in time or who do not arrive for a scheduled exam will be responsible for the $30 Test Center Administration Fee for each missed exam. These fees must be paid prior to taking any subsequent CLEP exams at the University of Maine.
Candidates who cancel or reschedule CLEP exams repeatedly may be asked to pay the Test Center Administration Fees for any rescheduled or cancelled exams or may be barred from taking CLEP exams at the University of Maine in the future.
Inclement Weather Policy
If the University of Maine closes due to inclement weather, CLEP exams scheduled during that time are also canceled. To check for UMaine closings, call (207) 581-SNOW.
For free sample test questions, visit these sites:
You may purchase comprehensive, downloadable study guides from the CLEP online store.
There are several online resources that allow you to learn or review material for a CLEP exam. A large volume of free academic content is available at the Khan Academy web site.
Those preparing for a CLEP test may also consider using iTunes U to access a variety of course content. The iTunes U app is available for iphone, ipod touch, and ipad. iTunes U content is also available via the iTunes software for PC or Mac.