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FAQ

Are children allowed in the test room?

Can I bring cell phones in the test room?

Can I bring food and drinks in the test room?

I’m a veteran or military personnel, how can I be reimbursed for my test fee?

What is the inclement weather policy?

Where can I park?

What are the required scores for admission?

How can I test out of a class?

How can I register for a test?


Are children allowed in the test room?
Information about children can be found by visiting the Test Day Info section on Children in the Test Center


Can I bring cell phones in the test room?
Information about cell phones and pagers can be found by visiting the Test Day Info section on the Cell Phone Policy


Can I bring food and drinks in the test room?
Information about food, drinks, gum, and candy can be found by visiting the Test Day Info section on Food and Drinks in the Test Center


I’m a veteran or military personnel, how can I be reimbursed for my test fee?

Eligible military personnel and eligible civilian employees may test without paying the $72 fee per test to CLEP. CLEP tests for these persons are funded by DANTES.

The $72 per test CLEP fee (and the $10 per essay fee, if applicable) is waived for the following eligible military personnel and eligible civilian employees:

  • Military personnel (Active Duty and Reserve) - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army and Air National Guard.
  • Eligible civilian employees and spouses of participating Reserve Component and Coast Guard personnel.
  • Department of Defense Acquisition Personnel (only eligible for the following computer-based exams: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Marketing).

THE WAIVER APPLIES ONLY TO THE $72 PER TEST CLEP FEE, AND THE $10 PER ESSAY FEE. THE $20 PER TEST FEE FOR UALR WILL STILL BE CHARGED TO YOU AT THE TIME YOU REGISTER TO TEST.

To receive the waiver, one of the following must apply to you:

  • You have a military ID indicating that you are currently a member of the ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. (Note: Retired service members are NOT eligible for DANTES-funded CLEP testing at this time.)
  • You are a spouse of Coast Guard personnel or participating National Guard or Reserve components. Your ID must indicate UNITED STATES UNIFORMED SERVICES. (Note: Dependents are NOT eligible.)
  • You are a government-funded civilian performing military functions on a base. You must present appropriate ID to verify your status.
  • On the day of your test, you MUST present the appropriate ID as specified above. You must also have a second ID that includes your SIGNATURE (for example, a driver’s license or passport). PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MILITARY ID ALONE IS NOT SUFFICIENT.

If you report to test without the appropriate ID to verify your military status, you will be charged the standard $72 fee per test and $10 per essay test, if applicable.


What is the inclement weather policy?
Information about the inclement weather policy can be found by visiting the Test Day Info section on the Inclement Weather policy


Where can I park?
Information about parking can be found by visiting the Test Day Info section on Parking


What are the required scores for admission?

First-time entering freshmen applicants who present the following academic qualifications will be automatically admitted:

  • Successful completion of the high school college preparatory core in effect at the time of graduation from high school (the current core is shown below), plus one of the following
    • A cumulative high school grade-point average of 2.5.
    • An ACT composite score of 21 or a combined critical reading/math/writing SAT I score of at least 1500
  • Students who were home schooled or completed a GED are automatically admitted if they have an ACT composite of 21 or a combined critical reading/math/writing SAT I score of at least 1500.

Students wishing an early admission decision using 6th semester transcripts will be admitted with the expectation of continued academic success in high school. Students admitted by early decision will be given preferential treatment for housing and registration.

The academic qualifications of all other applicants will be individually reviewed by the Admissions and Transfer of Credit Committee, with attention to those factors that indicate the applicant has the ability and motivation to earn the grades required for satisfactory academic progress and eventual graduation. Such factors include, but are not limited to, high school grades with particular focus on the college preparatory core courses and grades in them below C, the academic rigor of the high school courses, success in AP courses and International Baccalaureate courses, and standardized test scores. Based upon this review, the Committee may admit, defer or deny admission to the applicant.

Any applicant whose admission is denied or deferred may, with the submission of additional information, request reconsideration.

In addition, international students and anyone who is 21 or older may take the COMPASS exam for admissions purposes.


How can I test out of a class?

Information about testing out can be found at our Credit by Examination page.


How can I register for a test?

Please see our test directory and find the desired test.  Information on registration will be listed on the appropriate page.

Updated 3.28.2014