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The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a group of standardized tests assessing college-level knowledge in several subject areas.

Many colleges grant credit to students who meet the minimum qualifying score. The tests are useful for students who have obtained knowledge outside the classroom, such as through independent study, job experience or cultural interaction. CLEP offers students the opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency in subject areas and bypass undergraduate coursework.

What scores does AACC accept

Consult the AACC College Catalog to see how your CLEP scores equate. Contact your AACC advisor prior to registering for a CLEP exam. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that a CLEP exam is accepted at any college or university to which the student is planning to transfer the CLEP scores.

Learn more about CLEP transcript information.

Steps to take a CLEP exam at AACC

Create an Account

Visit to create an account and purchase a voucher. College Board also offers samples and study material for each CLEP exam.

*Active duty members may have voucher fee waived.

Pick a Location

AACC offers the CLEP exam at the following locations.

Arnold - Student Union Room 240

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

AACC at Arundel Mills Room 112

9 a.m.

Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure availability, we recommend scheduling for an exam seat. Call 410-777-2375 to schedule at Arnold and 410-777-1915 for Arundel Mills.

*$30 administration fee must be received before the start of your exam. Active duty exempt.

Take the Exam

When arriving at the Testing Center, be sure to have your CLEP voucher. Bring two forms of ID and no other materials.

More about CLEP Exams

Preparing for the CLEP

College Board offers study material for all CLEP exams at

CLEP Exams Accepted by AACC

The following CLEP exams are accepted by Anne Arundel Community College:

Composition and Literature    
American Literature 6 ENG 216, 217
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 3 ENG 111
English Literature 6 ENG 213, 214
College Composition (2 Essays Included) 3 ENG 112 OR ENG 121
College Composition Modular 3 ENG 111
Humanities 3 Humanities Elective
Science & Mathematics    
Biology 6 1 BIO GER (no lab)
Calculus 4 MAT 191
Chemistry 6 2 CHE GER (no lab)
College Algebra 3 MAT 137
Pre-Calculus 4 MAT 145
College Mathematics 3 MAT 133
Natural Science (no lab) 6 Science Elective (no lab) 
Foreign Languages    
College French Language 6 FRE 111, 112
College German Language 6 GER 111, 112
College Spanish Language 6 SPA 111, 112
History & Social Sciences    
American Government 3 PLS 111
Introduction to Educational Psych 3 EDU 211
History of U.S. I 3 HIS 211
History of U.S. II 3 HIS 212
Human Growth & Development 3 PSY 211
Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECO 211
Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECO 212
Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY 111
Social Science and History 3 Social Science elective
Introduction to Sociology 3 SOC 111
Western Civilization I 3 HIS 111
Western Civilization II 3 HIS 112
Financial Accounting 3 BPS 211
Information Systems 3 CTP 103
Introductory Business Law 3 BPA 253
Principles of Management 3 BPA 142
Principles of Marketing 3 BPA 125

*Click here for a list of exams that can be administered but are not accepted by Anne Arundel Community College.

Students with Disabilities

Students who require an accommodation during the CLEP exam must contact the Anne Arundel Community College DSS office first at 410-777-2306.


Visit for the current CLEP voucher fee. AACC charges a $30 administration fee in addition to the exam voucher cost. Upon your arrival to the testing center, you will be asked to visit the Cashier's office to pay an AACC CLEP Administration fee. With an Active Duty ID, the administration fee will be waived. *Be sure to visit the testing center first.

Scheduling and Walk-ins

Arnold availability:
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Arundel Mills availability:
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9am or Saturdays.


For directions, visit our maps page.

What to Bring

Have your CLEP voucher and two forms of ID ready when you arrive for test administration.


Testing Centers


SUN 240 (directions)
Tel: 410-777-2375
Fax: 410-777-4007


8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Arundel Mills

Room 112 (directions)
Tel: 410-777-1915
Fax: 410-777-4009


10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Starting Jan. 23 our hours will change to 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Glen Burnie Town Center

Room 208 (directions)
Tel: 410-777-2906
Fax: 410-777-4008


9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Noon-1 p.m. break)

Noon-8 p.m. (4-5 p.m. break)


9 a.m.-1 p.m.