What is CLEP?

CLEP examinations are offered in over 34 subject areas and cover material generally taught in introductory college level courses. Students take CLEP examinations to bypass classes that they have prior knowledge of. Each Institution determines which CLEP examinations and passing scores they will accept for credit.

CLEP exams are computer based, and consist mainly of multiple choice questions. Scores are generated and printed at the completion of exams except for those with essays.

CLEP Exam Dates (call ahead for availability):

Note: These exams are on a first come, first serve basis. Please call us to check availability, and then follow the steps to register for the CLEP exam.


  • Thursday November 15th, 2018 (10:00am)
  • Thursday November 15th, 2018 (2:00pm)


  • Wednesday December 5th, 2018 (10:00am)
  • Wednesday December 5th, 2018 (2:00pm)

How do I register to take the CLEP exam?

Please follow the appropriate steps listed to register for the CLEP exam.

What CLEP exams does Suffolk University offer?

Please click here to find a list of CLEP exams that Suffolk University offers to both Suffolk and non-Suffolk students. Please note that there are specific exams that Suffolk University students cannot gain credit for. For more information pertaining to Suffolk University students, please read the section below.

I am a Suffolk University student, which CLEP exams am I allowed to take?

Suffolk University students cannot gain credit for specific exams. Please take the time to learn more about the credit granting policy for Suffolk University students.

Please note that Suffolk University students must complete their final 30 credits at Suffolk. If you are a Suffolk student with senior status, you are not eligible to receive CLEP credit. Students with senior status who petition for an exception to this policy must submit a Senior Petition Form (PDF) to be approved by the Undergraduate Advising Center. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Undergraduate Advising Center at 617-573-8034.