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CLEP (College Level Examination Program)

Any examinees who normally receive special accomodations for testing MUST notify UTSA Testing Services prior to testing in order for arrangements to be confirmed with UTSA Disability Services and made with the Testing Services offices.

CLEP Online Registration

Upon a successful registration, you will receive an email confirmation. Print your confirmation receipt and bring it with you on your test date. IMPORTANT: If you do not receive an email confirmation please check your spam blocker. To have your email confirmation receipt automatically re-sent to you, click here. Please email with any online registration issues.

CLEP registration is completed online. Choose the campus location for which you wish to register. Click here to view the CLEP testing schedules for the Main Campus and the Downtown Campus.

Main Campus - Register now!

Downtown Campus - Register now!

There are two separate fees for the CLEP exam. The UTSA fee must be paid online during the registration process.

1. a) $25 non refundable UTSA Registration fee payable by MasterCard, Visa or Echeck.

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b) $40 for students taking an exam with an essay ($25 registration + $15 Essay fee)

2. $80 CLEP fee payable online through the CollegeBoard Website. For students whose CLEP exam date falls after January 1, 2014, payment must be completed online in advanced of registration through the CollegeBoard website. Click here to set up a CollegeBoard account and pay the $80 test fee online. Payment must be completed at least 3 business days prior and MUST bring confirmation ticket when testing. When registering on this site, you must include the Ticket ID if you are using one for the exam date you wish to register for. View a sample Ticket ID here.

Check to see if you or your spouse qualify for military funding for the $80 CLEP exam fee by checking the link below:

Who is Eligible for DANTES-Funded CLEP Exams

If you qualify for government funding of the CLEP $80 exam fee, enter "Yes" in the Active Duty Military question when registering.

If you are taking the Freshman Comp with Essay and/or the Analyzing and Interpreting Lit with Essay, there is an additional $15 non refundable UTSA fee for grading the essay.

All fees are subject to change.

CLEP Retest Policy

One reschedule is allowed if Testing Services test location is contacted no less than 2 weeks (10 business days) prior to scheduled test date.

CLEP Testing Schedule


On the day of the test, you are required to show one government issued valid, signed photo ID.


If you do not wish to test at UTSA, you may obtain a list of CLEP testing centers by logging onto the web at or write: CLEP, P.O. Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541-6600.


Recommended Study Resources

CLEP® Official Study Guide by College Board
This resource contains description of each CLEP exam, a list of the knowledge and skills required as well as sample questions. This book may be found on the reserve desk of the John Peace Library. You may also check book stores such as Barnes & Nobles or the Collegeboard web site if you wish to purchase this book.

Individual CLEP® Exam Guide for College Board
Purchase an individual exam study guide from the Collegeboard web site. This is a pdf document that will download to your personal computer.

Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC) Online
This free resource is provided to UTSA students by the John Peace Library. Log on the following web site to get access to two online practice tests and one printable practice test for various CLEP subjects:, under the "Find Databases" section. For assistance with this service call the JP Library at 210-458-4573.



National CLEP examinations are offered weekly through the UTSA Testing Services offices.When scheduling a CLEP test date for a test with an essay component, a student should consider that it usually takes four weeks to receive essay score results.

The CLEP Subject and General Examinations accepted for credit by UTSA are listed in the table entitled “National Standardized Tests: Minimum Scores Required For Credit at UTSA” (listed below). UTSA is a test site for CLEP Subject and General Examinations.

The University of Texas at San Antonio grants credit to its students for 28 of the 33 CLEP exams, which are listed in the table, “National Standardized Tests: Minimum Scores Required for Credit at UTSA” below. To be eligible to receive UTSA credit for the CLEP exams, a student must have earned no college or university transcript credit in that subject area at the time he or she takes the examination.

Although it is not necessary to be a UTSA student to take a national CLEP test through the UTSA Testing Services office, no UTSA credit is awarded until the individual is registered for courses at UTSA. Individuals seeking credit from another college or university should check that institution’s credit by examination policies before registering for a national CLEP examination.

Changes to CLEP credit awarded is subject to change without notice. Consult the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog for updates.

Updates effective as of: August 1, 2014

Credit is awarded by accepting it through the Student Records link on ASAP.

National Standardized Tests:
Minimum Scores Required For Credit at UTSA

Tests Used
Minimum Score Required For UTSA Credit
UTSA Credit
Biology General Biology!!
BIO 1233,1243
Natural Sciences
BIO elective, 3 hrs.
Business  Financial Accounting
ACC 2013
Introductory Business Law
BLW 3013
Principles of Management
MGT 3013
Principles of Marketing
MKT 3013
Chemistry  Chemistry
CHE 1103, 1121 (lab)
CHE 1103,1121(lab), 1113, 1133 (lab)
Information Systems and Computer Applications**
CS 1033 or IS 3003**
Economics Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 2013
Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 2023
English College Composition Modular with Essay^

WRC 1013

WRC 1013, 1023  
American Literature
ENG 2263, 2293
English Literature
ENG 2223, 2233
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
ENG 2013
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature with Essay^
ENG 2213
French College Level
French Language
FRN 1014
FRN 1014, 1024
FRN 1014, 1024, 2013
FRN 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023
German College Level
German Language
GER 1014
GER 1014, 1024
GER 1014, 1024, 2013
GER 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023
Government Please refer to
Political Science
Health Human Growth and Development
HTH 3543
History History of the United States I
HIS 1043
History of the United States II
HIS 1053
Mathematics College Mathematics
MAT elective, 3 hrs.
College Algebra
MAT 1073
MAT 1093
MAT 1214
Political Science
American Government§
POL 1013§
Introductory Psychology
PSY 1013
Introductory Sociology
SOC 1013
Spanish  College Level
Spanish Language
SPN 1014
SPN 1014, 1024
SPN 1014, 1024, 2013
SPN 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023


* All credit shown in this table as elective credit is lower division unless otherwise indicated.

** This examination is the same for both credit-granting areas. Credit cannot be used for both IS and CS. Students having earned course credit for IS 3003 cannot earn test credit for the CS 1033. Contact the Office of the Registrar to confirm credit posting.

+ with "pass" on essay scored by English Department faculty.

^Essay portion of this test must be taken at UTSA.

*** Contact the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures for details, 458-4373.

§ This credit is earned after completion of POL 1133 (Texas Politics and Society). Any substitutions or equivalencies allowed by an advisor will not be the responsibility of Testing Services.

!! This credit is for non-biology major courses. Please confer with an advisor.


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