CLEP Testing

Current and prospective SMU students can earn credit or placement through testing.

The University Testing Center offers some College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. 

High school students testing for dual credit, academic acceleration or other programs must be age 14 or older and must have a parent or guardian remain on site at all times if under the age of 16.

SMU gives credit for CLEP subject examinations based on the specified minimum scores below. For the 2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog, we offer:

CLEP Exam Score (out of 80) Credits Course(s) Credited Common Curriculum Requirements Satisfied
American Literature 60 3 hours ENGL 20XX None
English Literature 60 3 hours ENGL 20YY None
Macro Economics 60 3 hours ECO 1312 None
Micro Economics 60 3 hours ECO 1311 Quantitative Applications (QA) P&E

How-to register for CLEP testing

Register and pay for your CLEP test on the College Board website

Study guides are available for an additional fee. Print your completed registration form and bring it to your testing appointment along with an ID. Remote CLEP administrations are not conducted at the UTC.

All testing is done on campus, in person. Please review UTC’s testing policies and guidelines before test day.

Reserve your testing seat using the UTC Portal. The CLEP test administration fee is waived for current SMU students. Non-SMU students will pay a $35.00 administration fee at the time of appointment registration in addition to the testing fee paid to the College Board.

Bring a copy of your College Board CLEP Registration Form and a current photo ID to your testing appointment.

SMU students must provide their current SMU ID card as the official form of ID on test day.

Non-students must bring a current government-issued photo ID or a current student photo ID.

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