Accuplacer/ CLEP/ Correspondence Tests

The Academic Resource Center offers Accuplacer, CLEP, and Correspondence Exams throughout the year except for the first and last two weeks of each semester. If you would like to take a test, please review the information below and call our office to schedule a date at (970) 943-7056.

CLEP- College Level Examination Program

CLEP exams help you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Taking CLEP exams can shorten your timeline to graduation by skipping introductory courses or demonstrating content mastery in a subject area. CLEP can reduce the amount of courses you need to graduate, and therefore save money on tuition.

To learn about what courses you might be able to test out of, click on Western CLEP information below. You may earn a maximum of 18 credits for CLEP exams. For specifics about our CLEP policies, visit the Office of the Registrar CLEP website 

CLEP Exams are for Western students only. The fee is $100 total ($85 to CLEP, $15 to Western).

    Accuplacer Fees and Resources

    Accuplacer Exams are for Western students only. $15 per test, due at the time of scheduling your exam. Accuplacer exams may be taken once per semester.

    Correspondence Exams

    The priority of the Academic Resource Center testing room is to accommodate students with disabilities. Due to this, Correspondence Exams may be proctored on a space available basis only. Exams cannot be scheduled more than one week in advance of the date of the test to ensure priority for Western students with disabilities. There is a $15 fee per test, and the fee is due at the time of scheduling your exam. For more information please call our office at 970-943-7056.


    Click here to pay your test fee online (only after you have scheduled your exam with the ARC).