The College-Level Examination Program is a group of standardized tests created and administered by College Board . CLEP exams test mastery of college-level material acquired in a variety of ways — through general academic instructions, significant independent study or extracurricular work. CLEP exam-takers include adults just entering or returning to school, military service members and traditional college students. (from the College Board website 4/7/2016)
Passing scores (based on national norms) on appropriate CLEP exams may be used to fulfill requirements for students who earn an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree prior to transfer. For other transfer students, receiving institutions will follow established CLEP-credit policies. You can find information on CLEP scores and acceptance of your CLEP tests toward credits in transfer and IAI by checking with your institution of choice. Participating institutions usually include this information in their undergraduate course catalogs.