CLEP Testing Information

CLEP is a national program that allows students to obtain credit by examination. CLEP exams cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements in the first two years of college. Each exam is 90 minutes long and is made up primarily of multiple choice questions; however, some exams do have fill-ins. Note that examinations in composition and literature have an additional 90-minute essay section. At APU, an unlimited number of credits can be earned through CLEP. See the Credit by Examination section of the catalog for a complete listing of CLEP exams and course equivalents.

To take a CLEP exam, students must:

  • Submit a completed CLEP Registration Form (PDF) to the LEC and select a test date.
  • Enclose a check or money order payable to APU in the amount of $20 which is a nonrefundable service fee.
  • The fee for each exam is $80, paid on the day of the exam by credit card, check, or money order made payable to CLEP. Cash is not accepted.

CLEP exams are free to eligible military personnel after submission of a nonrefundable administration fee of $20 per test (check or money order made payable to APU), prior to the scheduled examination date to reserve an appointment time. All eligible candidates MUST present a current military identification card and a second form of government-issued photo identification with signature.

Registration forms and study guides can be obtained in the LEC. Also, visit the CLEP prep center on the College Board website for useful tips on assessing readiness and preparing for any of the CLEP exams.

CLEP Testing Schedule

All CLEP sessions are by appointment only, in the Learning Enrichment Center (LEC). For more information, call (626) 815-3849.


Exit the 210 Freeway at Citrus Avenue, travel north toward the mountains. Pass through Alosta Avenue and turn right to enter the second driveway “University Avenue” that has the Azusa Pacific University sign. At the parking kiosk let the person know that you are going to the LEC for a CLEP test. Park in the large parking lot to your left and walk east on the sidewalk until you come to the LEC. It is a small bungalow to the east of Adams Hall and north of Trinity Hall. Come up the ramp and enter the double doors.