College Level Examination Program

CLEP Exam information at Peirce College

College Level Examination Program

Credit for prior learning and CLEP exam information

Do You Have Experience That Relates to Your Intended Degree Program?

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students to test the mastery of college-level material that they’ve acquired through previous coursework or other, non-traditional, educational formats.

With the CLEP exam, you could earn credit for knowledge you’ve gained through independent study, job training, internships, professional development and various other circumstances! Peirce College is not a CLEP center testing site; however, students can obtain information about local College Level Examination Program testing sites through the College Board website or by calling the College Board at 1.800.257.9558.

The most commonly adopted credit-by-exam program in the United States, CLEP features 35 different examinations students can take to demonstrate skills and knowledge in a multitude of subject areas.

At Peirce, we use the American Council on Education’s (ACE) recommended credit-granting score to determine eligibility for awarding credits for CLEP exams. Official documentation must be submitted early in the degree program to avoid duplication of coursework, so it is in your best interest to submit documentation during the first 14-week period after you’re enrolled at Peirce College.

Do you have questions about the CLEP exam and transferring your credits? Contact a Peirce College Enrollment Specialist at 1.888.467.3472, ext. 9000.

Peirce College reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to allow any student who has passed a general or subject CLEP examination in a subject applicable to his/her program to apply the credits toward a degree at Peirce. These credits will be handled in the same manner as transfer credits. Transfer credits do not impact a student's grade point average.