The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program. More than 2,900 accredited institutions of higher education, including Fort Lewis College, award credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP exams. CLEP offers a way to receive credit for "what you know." At FLC, students can earn between 3 and 16 credits from taking a single exam.

Taking CLEP exams can shorten the time it takes to earn your degree, allow you to skip general introductory courses, and even satisfy a proficiency requirement by demonstrating that you've already mastered the content. CLEP exams can reduce the number of courses you need to graduate, saving hundreds of dollars in tuition.