Credit by Exam - CLEP and Challenge

CLEP and Challenge Exams

Credit by Exam is a means by which a student who is proficient in an academic subject may take either a Challenge exam or a CLEP exam to earn credit.

Inquiries concerning Challenge exams should be directed to the division or department in which the course is being taught. Challenge exams may only be taken one time for each particular course.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests are CollegeBoard standardized tests administered in the Testing Center.

CLEP Exam Overview

Follow the instructions below for CLEP Registration.

Current ASU Students

  1. Prior to CLEP exam registration, obtain the Request to take Credit by Examination CLEP Form or obtain the form from the Registrar's Office (RAM Central) or the Testing Center (West Campus), G-101).
  2. Confer with an academic advisor about the CLEP exam(s) you want to take.
  3. Complete the request form and have it approved and signed by the advisor and the departmental chairperson.
  4. Submit the form to the Registrar’s Office, registrar@asurams.edu for approval.  If approved, the Registrar's Office will email a copy of the form to your ASU email and to the Testing Center.  
  5. Register and pay for your CLEP test at https://clep.collegeboard.org/register and print the registration ticket.
  6. To schedule a test date call the ASU West Campus Testing Center Office, call 229-500-2921, or email asutesting@asurams.edu, or go the https://clep.collegeboard.org/test-center-search to find a test center near you.
  7. On test day bring your:
    • Government issued photo ID. The name on ID must match name on Registration Ticket.
    • CLEP Registration Ticket
    • Request to take Credit by Examination CLEP Form (completed with signatures).
    • If testing at another test site, other than the ASU Testing Center, a proctor fee may be required.
  8. Test location: ASU West Campus Testing Center, 2400 Gillionville Road, Bldg. G-101

Non-ASU Students

  1. Register and pay online at
  2. Print your Registration Ticket.
  3. To schedule a test date, call the ASU Testing Center Office, (229) 500-2921.
  4. Test location: ASU West Campus Testing Center, 2400 Gillionville Road, Bldg. G-101
  5. On test day bring:
    • Government issued photo ID. The name on ID must match name on the registration ticket.
    • CLEP Registration Ticket printed from your CLEP account.
    • Proctor Fee: $20 cash/exact amount.