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Test Credit (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides students of any age with the opportunity to gain college credit after completing the exam. The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is authorized to administer CLEP examinations, although CLEP exams may be taken at scheduled times at any national test center and the results sent to UAFS.

UAFS may grant credit for subject area examinations of the CLEP program subject to the following:

  1. Credit will be posted on the academic record after the state census day of the student's first semester.
  2. Credit may only be awarded if the student has not begun coursework in the pertinent subject area. A student will not be awarded credit if the exam is taken after the course has begun.
  3. Exams must be completed and scores received by the Registrar's Office before the student submits a graduation application. A transcript of CLEP scores can be ordered at the College Board website. 
  4. If a student earns CLEP as well as traditional credit for the same course, the most recent course credit earned will be used to meet degree requirements and in GPA calculations - if the most recent is traditional credit earned in residence.


offered clep credits by subject

Name Score Course Hours
College Composition 50 ENGL 1203 3
College Composition 59 ENGL 1203/1213 6
American Literature 50 ENGL 2023 3
American Literature 59 ENGL 2013/2023 6

Name Score Course Hours
French Language 50 FREN 1304/1314 8
French Language 59 FREN 1304/1314/2803 11
German Language 50 GERM 1304/1314 8
German Language 59 GERM 1304/1314/2803 11
Spanish Language 50 SPAN 1304/1314 8
Spanish Language 63 SPAN1304/1314/2803 11

Name Score Course Hours
College Algebra 50 MATH 1403 3
Calculus 50 MATH 2804 4
Biology 50 BIOL 1153/1151 4
Chemistry 55 CHEM 1403/1401 & 1413/1411 8
Precalculus 50 MATH 1715 5

Name Score Course Hours
American Government 50 POLS 2753 3
U.S. History I 50 HIST 2753 3
U.S. History II 50 HIST 2763 3
Human Growth & Development 50 PSYC 2963 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSYC 1163 3
Introductory Sociology 55 SOCI 2753 3

Name Score Course Hours
Financial Accounting 50 ACCT 2803 3
Introductory Business Law 50 LAW 2003 3
Macroeconomics 50 ECON 2803 3
Microeconomics 50 ECON 2813 3
Marketing 50 MKTG 3013 3

Clep Exam

The CLEP exam is a 90-minute test. The College Composition option includes 50 multiple-choice questions (50 minutes) and two essays (70 minutes) which allows a total of 120 minutes. You will receive an unofficial copy of your score upon your departure from the testing room. Essay results will be available through your CLEP account approximately six weeks after the exam. 
If you are interested in learning more about the CLEP program or scheduling your exam, please contact the UAFS Academic Success Center by phone at 479-788-7675 or by email at


Registered UAFS students will pay $114 ($89 directly to CLEP upon registration plus a $25 administration fee) for each exam while non-registered students will pay $129 ($89 directly to CLEP upon registration plus a $40 administration fee). Additional information regarding fees, including those for active military, veterans, and transcript production, is available on the College Level Examination web page


ID Requirement

Students must present a form of photo identification before taking their CLEP test. American citizens may use a valid driver's license, current state or federal ID card, or current passport. Funded military candidates must present their current military ID and a second form of government-issued photo ID such as a driver's license. Non-citizens must bring a valid passport.