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College Level Examination Program

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you earn college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. Standardized tests administered on a computer allow students to demonstrate their knowledge in a wide variety of subjects and earn college credit. Pass any of the 33 CLEP exams and achieve your college and career goals.

CLEP recommends following these steps:

  1. Learn about your school's CLEP policy: Baldwin Wallace University CLEP Policy (CLEP credit) or other institutions
  2. Decide on which CLEP exam(s) to take: CLEP exams available (see all horizontal tabs) and exam descriptions and fact sheets
  3. Register and pay for a CLEP Exam Registration Ticket through My Account on the CLEP website at (Get Started with CLEP link). The CLEP Registration Ticket confirms your CLEP exam purchase but does not reserve a seat at your preferred test center.
  4. Find test centers and reserve a CLEP test date for your exam.
  5. Prepare for your exam. Find study resources, tips, and samples.

Baldwin Wallace University is a national test center for CLEP (Test Center #1050). Baldwin Wallace test center does not administer or require exams with essays. (e.g. College Composition - with essay)

BW CLEP TEST DATES & TIMES: (limited seating)

Testing is by appointment only: Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m during the academic year; Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. May through mid-August. Some dates might not be available.

Reserve a CLEP test date at BW after registering directly with CLEP:

The CLEP Registration Ticket (issued through CLEP's My Account registration portal) confirms your CLEP exam purchase but does not reserve a seat at your preferred test center. Reserve a test date at BW by contacting Ritter Library at (440) 826-3597 at least one week prior to the exam. BW will email your reservation confirmation.

FEES - The total cost for each CLEP test must be made in two payments:

  1. CLEP Exam Registration Fee: The CLEP exam fee must be paid by credit card for each exam through My Account on the CLEP website at* Acceptable credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or JCB. CLEP Exam Registration Tickets are nonrefundable after seven days and valid for six months. Bring your printed CLEP Exam Registration Ticket on test day that includes your ticket ID number required for testing.
    *Please refer to the CLEP website for current fee information.
  2. BW Test Administration Fee: A nonrefundable $30 check or money order (payable to Baldwin Wallace University), or exact cash is due on test day before beginning any exam.
    For currently enrolled BW students taking CLEP exams for BW credit, the test administration fee will be waived. Provide your BW email address when you schedule your test.

Military personnel eligibility for DANTES-funded CLEP exams or veteran reimbursement is posted at or


  • CLEP examinations are approximately 90 minutes. (Plan on two hours total time.)
  • CLEP scores do not affect your GPA.
  • Passing scores earn academic credit. CLEP exams are scored between 20 and 80. (BW requires a passing CLEP score of at least 50.)
  • Scores are reported to the designated school(s) in approximately 5 business days.
  • CLEP policy states that you must wait three months before repeating an exam with the same title.
  • Baldwin Wallace students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor before registering for a CLEP exam.

For further information about CLEP visit

Testing Location - Directions:

Ritter Library, 57 E. Bagley Road, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH 44017-2088. Testing is held in Ritter Library on the BW campus. There is visitor parking behind the library.

Contact Information and Cancellation/Reschedule Policy:

To request an appointment, please contact Ritter Library at (440) 826-3597.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your test appointment, please call the phone number provided in your confirmation email as soon as possible. Two cancellations/no-shows that occur less than 24 hours prior to your scheduled exam time will prohibit future CLEP test scheduling Baldwin Wallace University.

On the Day of the Test:

  • Arrive no more than 10 minutes early. If test takers arrive more than 15 minutes LATE to their scheduled test sessions, they will NOT be allowed to take the test and it will count as a no-show. Plan on two hours for each exam.
  • Bring one valid, government-issued ID that has both a photo and a signature.
    • Examples of government-issued ID: Driver's or Non-Driver's License, Military ID (Common Access Card), Passport, State or Federal ID, Certificate of Citizenship
    • Unacceptable ID: Credit/Debit cards of any kind, Social Security card, Employee ID
    • Bring your printed CLEP Exam Registration Ticket (issued through CLEP's My Account registration portal) that includes a ticket ID number required for testing.
    • Bring exact cash, check or money order (payable to Baldwin Wallace University) for the $30 BW Test Administration Fee.
  • Exam breaks are not scheduled.
  • Do not bring books, papers, beepers, cell phones, other electronic devices or watches that beep or have an alarm.
  • Do not bring a calculator to the exam. If a calculator is required, it is built into the test and will be available to you on the computer.