College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Enrolled degree-seeking students may earn college credit for prior learning by taking CLEP (College Level Examination Program) exams.  CLEP is a credit-by-examination program offered through the College Board (www.collegeboard.org).  No more than 12 CLEP credits will be accepted and CLEP credits may only be applied to courses on the acceptable listing managed by the Director of Records and Registration.  Additional fees apply.

Students must request the College Board forward CLEP test scores directly to Garrett College for evaluation.  CLEP credit granted by another institution does not directly transfer to Garrett College.

For most disciplines, a minimum score of 50 must be achieved on the exam.  For Level 2 French Language or Spanish Language exams, a score of 62 and 66, respectively, must be achieved.

Students planning to transfer to other colleges/universities should contact those institutions before taking the CLEP exams to determine whether or not credits earned through the CLEP will be accepted upon transfer.