The CLEP Subject Examinations are designed to assess achievement in specific college subjects. Each test contains various kinds of multiple-choice questions and allows 90 minutes to complete the items. For credit by examination in any English course, UT Arlington requires the optional CLEP Essay. Students who wish to have test scores evaluated for credit by examination in English must have their objective scores and essays sent to Testing Services (school code 6013). Testing Services will evaluate the objective scores and send eligible students' essays to English Department faculty for scoring. Additional requirements for eligibility are listed below. There is a three-month waiting period to repeat any CLEP examination.

CLEP Subject Examinations may be taken at any national testing center. Score reports are sent to your designated test center within one week after the test date. Other test centers, detailed descriptions of CLEP examinations, sample questions and suggested resources for preparation are available on The College Board web site at UTA is an open CLEP test center administering CLEP exams to students and others in the DFW community.  Examinees can only receive course credit at UT Arlington if they are an actively enrolled student and have completed a semester of course credit.

UTA Students please note the following Credit-by-Examination Policy:
"Credit by examination can be awarded only for courses in which the student has neither a passing nor a failing grade (including a Z in English) at UTA or transfer credit from another institution of higher education." Read the complete list of credit-by-exam policies for UTA. The policy used to determine your eligibility is based on your test date or your enrollment date at UTA, whichever date is most recent.  

"The Office of Records will complete petitioned CLEP scores that are processed via the Testing Center once the student has an established UTA GPA. No longer will scores be posted after census day of the current term of enrollment." Students that have questions about CLEP score posting should contact the Testing Center.


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  • UTA requires the optional essay for the College Composition - Modular, American Literature and English Literature CLEP tests for credit.
  • After the multiple choice test is complete and a passing score is met, then an additional $30 payable to UTA will be required before administration of the Optional Essay.


Effective August 21, 2023, the Modern Language department implemented a new exam for modern language placement and course credit. For more information regarding the Avant exam, please visit the Department of Modern Languages website or email

The information below is for CLEP exams completed before August 21, 2023. 

a. Up to 14 hours credit (1441, 1442, 2313, and 2314) may be granted for each exam, depending on your score. 

b. The Spanish CLEP exam includes a supplemental test of grammar, spelling and punctuation for UTA students only. There is no essay involved in the Spanish CLEP required by UTA.  

c. The supplemental test may only be taken a total of two times, once when taken with the CLEP and one retake if needed. There is no study guide for the supplemental test. 

d. If you have already taken the CLEP Spanish Language exam, you do not need to take it again. Send your official scores to UTA and register to take the ASE Spanish Supplemental.

Subject Examinations1 (Computer) Satisfactory Scores and Course Credit

All CLEP Subject Examinations may be taken at any national CLEP test center, including UTA. Send scores to UTA (6013). There is a three-month waiting period for retaking any CLEP Subject Examination. A second score with a test date less than three months from the test date of the first score will not be evaluated.

A score of 55 on English CLEP exams establishes eligibility to have the optional English essay scored. The optional essay must be sent to Testing Services, to be scored by English Department faculty. A satisfactory score on both the objective and optional essay tests is required to be eligible for credit.

Credit with letter grades is available for test scores with test dates on June 1, 1991, and later. Letter grades are assigned on the basis of specific test scores. Test scores from retake examinations may be evaluated for additional credit or credit with a letter grade but cannot be used to replace a letter grade earned from a previous test score.

To receive credit for Spanish Language 2314, the Spanish Supplemental Exam must be taken after completing the CLEP Spanish Language Exam. If taken immediately afterwards, there is no cost, otherwise there will be a proctoring fee of $35. The Spanish Supplemental Exam covers grammar and spelling.

SP22  Effective Spring 2022, a minimum score of 50 awarded Spring 2022 or later, is eligible to receive corresponding course credit where applicable.

Accounting Financial Accounting 55/50SP22 ACCT 2301
Biology General Biology 50 BIOL 1333 & 1334 or BIOL 1441
Chemistry General Chemistry 50 CHEM 1345
50 CHEM 1441 & 1442 or CHEM 1465
Economics Principles of Macroeconomics 54/50SP22 ECON 2305
Principles of Microeconomics 54/50SP22 ECON 2306
English College Composition –
Modular Essay
ENGL 1301
English Literature
plus Essay
ENGL 2319
American Literature
plus Essay
ENGL 2329
French French Language(Levels 1 & 2)3 50-55 FREN 1441,1442
56-69 FREN 1441, 1442, 2313
70-80 FREN 1441, 1442, 2313, 2314
German College German(Levels 1 & 2)3 50-55 GERM 1441, 1442
56-68 GERM 1441, 1442, 2313
69-80 GERM 1441, 1442, 2313, 2314
Government American Government 50 POLS 2311
History History of United States I 50 HIST 1301
History of United States II 50 HIST 1302
Western Civilization I 50 HIST 2311
Western Civilization II 50 HIST 2312
Management Principles of Management 60/50SP22 MANA 3319
Marketing Principles of Marketing 63/50SP22 MARK 3321
Calculus 50 MATH 1426
College Algebra 50 MATH 1302
Pre-Calculus 50 MATH 1421
Psychology Introductory Psychology 50 PSYC 1315
Sociology Introductory Sociology 50 SOCI 1311

Spanish Language(Levels 1 & 2)3

*Non-Writing version

50-55 SPAN 1441, 1442
56-80 SPAN 1441, 1442, 2313
(See4) SPAN 2314


Please review the general Policies and Procedures page for more information.


1. Visit to purchase your CLEP test and any study materials. You will receive a CLEP ticket as part of your purchase. The CLEP ticket ID is provided in the upper right corner of the ticket.

2. Register for the proctoring of the CLEP Exam on the  UTA Testing Services site. You will need your test ticket number to register. You must bring the printed CLEP ticket with you on the day of your proctored test appointment with UTA.


  • A $30 non-refundable administration fee payable to UTA, and
  • A fee for the CLEP Exam which can be found at Exam Topics – CLEP | College Board.
  • If taking an essay exam such as American Literature Essay, English Literature Essay or the College Composition Modular Essay, there will be an additional $30 non-refundable administration fee payable to UTA.

For veterans: If you are an eligible veteran, you can receive full reimbursement for CLEP exam and administration fees from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information, visit . For more information about CLEP and the benefits available to veterans, visit


  • CLEP exams are accepted by most colleges and universities, check with your college for acceptance.
  • CLEP credits will be posted to a student's official record after the Census Date of their second semester.
  • UTA students that want to claim credit for Spanish, French or German CLEP exams must go to the Testing Services office in University Hall room 004 to complete a petition. Students will not be able to claim your credit on My Mav. 
  • All other CLEP credit can be claimed online within 4-5 business days via MyMav>UTA Customizations>Petition for Credit after a successful completion of the CLEP exam and meeting the credit-by-exam policy requirements.