College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Lipscomb is a "limited" CLEP testing center, which means that our CLEP scores cannot be sent to other universities. Therefore, only current and/or prospective Lipscomb students are eligible to take CLEP exams on the Lipscomb campus. However, there are “open” testing centers in many states and cities. This will allow students to take the CLEP test at an open testing center in their home state, and have their score sent to Lipscomb electronically. To see a list of open testing centers in your home state go to

The total fee for each CLEP test is $105. CLEP’s portion of this fee is $85. The preferred method of payment is to use a credit or debit card for CLEP's $85 portion which you will pay online when you register on College Board and cash for Lipscomb's $20 portion which you should bring with you on the day of your test.  There is an additional charge of $70 to have it posted to the transcript.

CLEP Information

CLEP exams are two hours, on the computer, and can be scheduled Monday through Friday as early as 9:00 a.m. and no later than 2:30 p.m. (central time) by calling 615.966.6021 or Your score will appear on the computer screen as soon as the test is completed. Paper copies of all the practice tests are available through the Testing Center free of charge.

CLEP descriptions are also available at

Other than incoming freshmen and graduate students, all students must get a permission form from the Registrar's office prior to taking any CLEP tests. The Registrar's office is located in Crisman, and may be reached at 615.966.1788 (800.333.4358, x. 1788).

Students may CLEP/AP up to 30 hours total. CLEP tests accepted by Lipscomb University may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog, which can be found online.