The College Board provides the opportunity for students to obtain college credit for introductory-level courses by taking special examinations. These tests are offered through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and the tests are provided at authorized examination sites. Lakeland Community College is an authorized CLEP testing location.
Students who feel their knowledge base is strong in certain introductory-level college courses can test out of them through the CLEP examinations. If their scores meet the requirements, students can receive college credit at state of Ohio-funded colleges and universities. Gaining credit through CLEP examinations can markedly reduce the number of classes required to graduate with a degree or certificate and save time and money.
Students interested in taking a CLEP examination must register and pay for each test. Costs include the $89 charge paid to the College Board for the specific CLEP test and an administration fee from the testing site.
At Lakeland, the administration fee is $25 per test.
Lakeland Community College is a certified DANTE-funded testing center for the U.S. military. Military personnel, their family members and civilians employed in the military have special conditions and payment options for CLEP examinations. Click here for more information.
To register to take a CLEP examination, follow these steps:
- Create an account at the College Board website.
- Register for your desired exam.
- Pay the CLEP examination fee.
- Name the colleges or universities that you want to receive your score report.
- To take a test at Lakeland, name Lakeland as the testing site.
- Pay the $25 Lakeland administration fee.
- Once the administration fee has been paid, a Lakeland test center representative will call within 48 hours to schedule an exam. Lakeland currently adminsiters CLEP exams on Thursdays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., or Fridays 8 a.m. - noon.
- Bring a driver's license or a photo ID to Lakeland's Test Center on the day of the examination. For those eligible under the military's DANTE program, bring your military ID (New Geneva Conventions Identification Card – CAC Identification Card).
Tests are available in many areas of study. Each test takes about 90-120 minutes to complete.
American Government: Assesses an understanding of civics and political process and behavior.
American Literature: Covers American literature from colonial time to the present.
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature: Includes questions on passages from American and British literature.
Biology: Covers molecular and cellular biology, organismal biology and population biology.
Calculus: Primarily concerned with an intuitive understanding of calculus.
Chemistry: Covers material that is taught in a one-year general chemistry course.
College Algebra: Covers material that is taught in a one-semester college course.
College Composition: Assesses skills taught in most first-year college writing courses.
College Mathematics: Covers material taught in a college course for non-mathematics majors.
English Literature: Exam covers major British authors and literary works.
French (Levels I & II): Measures skills typically acquired through two to four semesters of French language study.
Financial Accounting: Focuses on concepts from an introductory financial accounting course.
German (Levels I & II): Measures skills acquired from multiple semesters of studying German.
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877: Covers U.S. history from colonization to the end of Reconstruction.
History of the United States II: 1865 to Present: Covers U.S. history from the end of the Civil War to present.
Human Growth and Development: Covers theories and research related to developmental psychology.
Humanities: Tests general knowledge of classical to contemporary literature, art, and music and other performing arts.
Information Systems: Covers material taught in an introductory-level business course.
Introductory Business Law: Covers contracts, history of American Law, and more.
Introductory Psychology: Stresses basic facts, concepts and generally accepted principles of psychology.
Introductory Sociology: Assesses knowledge of the material presented in a one-semester introductory sociology course.
Introduction to Educational Psychology: Covers teaching methods, child development and learning assessment.
Natural Sciences: Covers introductory-level science topics for non-science majors.
Pre-calculus: Tests knowledge of functions and their specific properties.
Principles of Macroeconomics: Covers aggregate demand and aggregate supply, and monetary and fiscal policy tools.
Principles of Management: Requires knowledge of human resources and aspects of management.
Principles of Marketing: Covers consumer and organizational markets and marketing strategy.
Principles of Microeconomics: Covers principles applying to individual consumers and businesses.
Social Sciences and History: Covers a range of social science and history topics.
Spanish (Levels I & II): Measures skills typically acquired through two to four semesters of Spanish Language study.
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648: Deals with Ancient Greece, Rome, and Near East, the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation.
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present: Covers European history from the mid-seventeenth century through the post-Second World War period.
Students have the opportunity to earn credit through the CLEP testing program to fulfil Lakeland Community College degree requirements. Visit Lakeland's catalog to learn more about transfer opportunities.
Lakeland Community College Test Center is located in room A-1044e on the first floor of the A-Building.
CLEP offers a booklet called "Guide to the CLEP Examinations" that provides more information about the examinations and includes sample questions. The booklet and sample tests can be found at the College Board website.
There is also a study guide on reserve in the Lakeland Library, and there are copies or sale in the Lakeland Bookstore.
An unofficial score report can be printed at Lakeland's testing site. Students can access their score by logging back into their "My Account" at the College Board website. The College Board will send the official score to the college or university named by the student.
The State of Ohio, working with public institutions of higher education and statewide faculty panels, has developed policies to recognize students' prior learning and to facilitate the articulation and guaranteed transfer of such learning between Ohio's public colleges and universities.
College credit is guaranteed for students who achieve an established College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) test score for exams that have been endorsed statewide as college level. Statewide faculty panels aligned CLEP exams to equivalent Ohio Transfer 36 (OT36) and Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) courses, as appropriate. If an equivalent course is not available for the CLEP exam area, by default, endorsed elective or area credit will still be awarded and applied toward graduation.
Specific endorsed alignments and scores for individual CLEP exams that are outlined in the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Endorsed Alignment Policies document are available on the Ohio Department of Higher Education website.
View Lakeland Community College's required CLEP scores, course alignments and credits here.
If you are sending your scores to an Ohio private college or a private or public college outside of Ohio, we strongly urge you to contact the college before taking the CLEP to find out their CLEP policy