CLEP Exams

CLEP exams may be taken at any CLEP Testing Center or through the new at-home CLEP Exams with remote proctoring. Please review the CLEP website for the requirements to test at home.

Students should select Baylor as the score recipient when completing the online CLEP registration. The fee for all CLEP exams is $89 which you will pay for and receive a voucher via the CLEP website You must bring a printed copy of this voucher with you when you test on campus.

To schedule a testing date at Baylor University, send an email to Include your name, the exam you are registering for, and your telephone number. A member of our staff will contact you to make the testing arrangements. For tests administered by Baylor, there is an administrative fee of $40. After you have secured a testing date with our office, we will send you a confirmation email with a link for making payment online using a credit card. If you cancel your testing date and request a refund, there will be a $5 processing fee deducted from the refund.

The CLEP Subject Examinations measure achievement in specific subject areas. These exams require college-level knowledge and critical thinking ability; sufficient preparation is required to do well. CLEP tests are given at most colleges and universities nationwide. You can view a list of test centers from the CLEP website at

Baylor does not require the optional essay section on any of the CLEP exams. Other Credit by Exam policies are available at CBE Policies. Should you need to retest, CLEP has a three month retest policy.

The table below indicates the exams that have been approved for receiving credit at Baylor and the minimum scores required. CLEP exams are administered by appointment only. Note that the number of credit hours for each Baylor course is denoted by the second digit of the course number. Therefore, Political Science 1305 is a 3-hour course, while Biology 1401 is a 4-hour course.

If a test is not listed, then Baylor does not accept that exam for credit. We do not issue "elective credit" for credit by exam.


CLEP Test Required Scores Baylor Course

American Government 50-80 Political Science 1305

American Literature* (see notes below) 60-80 English 2304

Biology 50-80 Biology 1401

Chemistry 50-80 Chemistry 1300-1100 or Chemistry 1301-1101

English Literature 60-80 English 2301

French Language 50-57 French 1302

French Language 58-62 French 1302 & 2310

French Language 63-80 French 1302, 2310 & 2320

German Language 50-57 German 1302

German Language 58-62 German 1302 & 2310

German Language 63-80 German 1302, 2310 & 2320

Principles of Macroeconomics 54-80 Economics 2307

Principles of Microeconomics 54-80 Economics 2306

Introductory Sociology 55-80 Sociology 1305

Spanish Language 50-57 Spanish 1302

Spanish Language 58-62 Spanish 1302 & 2310

Spanish Language 63-80 Spanish 1302, 2310 & 2320

*Note: only students who entered Baylor prior to Fall 2019 and have ENG 2304 on their degree plan should take the American Literature exam. Students who entered in Fall 2019 or later and are on the Unified Core Curriculum should not take this exam.