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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Earn credit at UMGC through the College Level Examination Program.

Computer-based College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams are available at University of Maryland Global Campus test centers. In addition, University of Maryland, College Park offers CBT CLEP examinations. The test center is in the Shoemaker Building and offers tests Monday through Saturday. Additional information is available by calling 301-314-7688.

Our team continues to update this page with the latest information as it becomes available. Contact an advisor to confirm scores and equivalencies.

Requesting Your Scores

The UMGC score recovery code number is 5804. You must enter this number on your exam material if you want your score sent directly to our office. Check with your employer concerning possible reimbursement for the test fee.

Students are advised to contact CLEP ( before requesting transcripts.

Additional Information

  • UMGC accepts CLEP, College Composition or College Composition Modular respectively, or the Excelsior (formerly PEP) Freshman English test; students earning credit from any of these exams must also complete two three-semester hour courses in writing, for example, WRTG101 and WRTG391, or WRTG393 to satisfy the general education requirement in communication; no more than 3 semester hours of writing credit may be earned through credit-by-exam; generally, CLEP Composition exams may not be taken for credit by students who have completed a higher-numbered English writing course.
  • Educational Testing Services requires a three-month waiting period before retaking a test.
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support funds CLEP and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests exams (one attempt per title); military funding is no longer available for retesting.
  • CLEP study guides are available at most bookstores or you can order them online through the College Board CLEP test preparation website.
  • Visit the CLEP website to register and order your exam.

CLEP Exams, Course Equivalents, & Scores

CLEP information is subject to change without notice. All CLEP General Examinations are considered lower level.

UMGC is not responsible for determining students' prior knowledge or preparation for these exams. Approval to take exams does not guarantee award of credit. Other conditions, such as the appropriate score, must be satisfied. All estimates are based on current exams. If you have taken any exams in earlier years, please contact your advisor for more information about scores and equivalencies. All information on credit by exam is subject to change without notice.

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