The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States, helping students of all ages earn college degrees faster by obtaining college credit for what they already know. By receiving a passing score, you can earn from 3 to 12 college credits toward your college degree for each CLEP Test you take, depending on the exam subject.

CLEP Tests are 90-minute, multiple-choice, computer based exams. Earning college credit through CLEP testing saves money; consider the advantages of paying $119 for college credit through one CLEP Exam or more than $500 for a college course.

  • Contact the Institution you are obtaining your degree from to inquire if they accept CLEP credits. UMF accepts CLEP credit. ( UMF CLEP policy below)

Computer Based Exams are offered at the University of Maine at Farmington’s, Testing Services.


To register for an exam, go to: – create an account through My Account Registration Portal, select the exam and pay the $89 exam fee. Print your registration ticket with your voucher number.


call (207) 778-7666 and be prepared to provide your voucher number.

CLEP Exams are administered Monday-Friday by individual appointment.


$30 administrative fee must be paid at time of scheduling by debit or credit.

Optional Essay Fee: $30 – includes administrative and essay fee

Cancellation policy

Rescheduling policy: at least a 24 hr notice is required to reschedule ( at no charge).

A $30 non-refundable administrative fee will be applied after 24 hrs.

Check-in Policies

Report at least 10 minutes prior to exam time with two forms of identification, one of which must bear a picture. No cell phones, electronic devices or food/drink allowed in the testing rooms.

Testing Services is located on the 3rd floor of Franklin Hall at 252 Main Street, Farmington, Maine

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Free resource to prepare for the CLEP exam

CLEP Tests Accepted at UMF

TEST Minimum
Course Title Credits
American Government 63 POS 101 Intro to American Government 4
Biology* 57 BIO 110 Introductory Biology 4
Calculus 64 MAT 141 Calculus I 4
Chemistry* 65 CHE 110 Elementary Chemistry 4
Financial Accounting** 65 BUS208 Principles of Accounting 4
French I 64 FRE101 & FRE102 Elem French I, II 8
History of the US I 56 HTY 103 US History I 4
History of the US II 57 HTY 104 US History II 4
Human Growth and Development 63 PSY 225 Child and Adolescent Development 4
Humanities 56 GEL 199 General Elective 4
Introduction to Educational Psychology 62 PSY 199 Psychology Elective 4
Introductory Psychology 59 PSY 101 General Psychology 4
Introductory Sociology 59 SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 4
Precalculus 61 MAT 132 Precalculus 4
Principles of Management 60 BUS 210 Principles of Management 4
Principles of Marketing 65 BUS220 Principles of Marketing 4
Principles of Macroeconomics*** 62 ECO 110 Principles of Economics 4
Principles of Microeconomics*** 64 ECO 110 Principles of Economics 4
Spanish I 56 SPA 101 & SPA 102 Elem. Spanish I, II 8
Western Civilization I 57 HTY 110 Global History I 4
Western Civilization II 56 HTY111 Global History II 4

*UMF will accept credit for one natural science course, not two.
**Credit will be awarded provided that the student also passes an in-house test.
***Student must qualify on both tests to earn credit for ECO 110.

Note: The required scores are set to be equivalent to what the College Board reports is the equivalent of a B for a three-credit course. The minimum scores listed here are subject to change based on updates from the College Board.

UMF Policy: To be accepted as equivalents for specific UMF courses, CLEP tests must have been taken prior to matriculation i.e., the start of a student’s first semester. Credit for CLEP will also be granted in situations where students in good academic standing have had to interrupt their studies for more than two consecutive semesters and have taken one or more CLEP exams prior to re-matriculation. Students are limited to earning a total of 16 credits (the equivalent of one semester of full-time study) via CLEP testing.


You may park in Parking Lot 17. Please park in spots that are designated for testing. Street parking is also available.

Contact us

Franklin Hall, 3rd floor

252 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938
Phone: (207) 778-7666
FAX: (207) 778-7069
TDD: (207) 778-7000