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Schedule CLEP exam

CLEP appointments must be made within a testing center's hours of operation.

See: Testing Locations & Hours


STEP 1 - Register and Pay for CLEP - $89 per exam

STEP 2 - Pay Davenport Seat Fee - must be made in advance to secure your seat reservation

  • $25 for Davenport University students, staff, alumni
  • $40 for non-Davenport candidates
  • DU seat fees may be non-refundable for missed appointments. All payments must be made with credit only. No cash or personal checks will be accepted.

STEP 3 - Qualifying military candidates - can have all fees waived. See Military Candidates


The College Board owns and administers the CLEP test for college credit in five subject areas (Business, Science & Mathematics, History and Social Sciences, World Languages and Composition & Literature), covering material taught in courses that are generally taken in the first two years of college.

These exams are available to anyone who is seeking college credit outside of the traditional classroom, including:

  • college students
  • adult learners
  • high school students
  • military personnel

CLEP is an effective method to provide your college with evidence of prior learning for college credit.

Military Candidates

Both the Davenport fee and the CLEP test fee are waived for qualifying military candidates for their first CLEP exam only. Qualifying military candidates must present a current military ID as part of their identification in order to waive the DU and CLEP test fees. Qualifying military candidates include the following:

  • Service Members: Military personnel, to include active duty, Guard and Reserve components, U.S. Coast Guard, and USCG Reserve members must have and maintain a valid government-issued Common Access Card (CAC) to be eligible for DANTES funding.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Spouses: Spouses of active duty and Reserve Coast Guard members must have and maintain the Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card, DD Form 1173 to be eligible for DANTES funding.
  • Air Force Civil Service employees: Non-contract US Air Force civilian employees are eligible for DANTES-sponsored CLEP testing, but must test at on-base or fully-funded test centers.

Veterans: Veterans eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill can be reimbursed for CLEP exams through the VA National Testing Program. See the Veterans section on the Military Benefits page for details.