A True Education Inspires.

A Test Should Be No Different.

Explore the Classic Learning Test (CLT)

Classic Learning Test (CLT) exists to reconnect knowledge and virtue by providing meaningful assessments and connections to seekers of truth, goodness, and beauty.

CLT offers the only standardized tests that are 100% online, emphasize intellectual aptitude and achievement, and are grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Our exams are open to every student, regardless of educational background. The ‘classic’ in Classic Learning Test refers to our use of the greatest and most enduring texts that have informed and shaped society.

Find the Test That’s Right for You


College entrance exam for

11th and 12th graders


College preparatory exam for

9th and 10th graders


Diagnostic and summative assessment for

7th and 8th graders

Assessments That Equip and Inspire

Unlike other tests that change according to educational trends and legislative actions, CLT exams are based on enduring concepts accessible to students from a variety of educational backgrounds.

Whether a homeschooling parent, a school leader looking for a PSAT alternative that aligns with your curricular philosophy, or a student seeking a rigorous liberal arts college education, CLT is here to help you.

See how CLT exams compare to other standardized tests.

Accepted at Over 200 Colleges

“Beauty will save the world.”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“I warmly commend CLT for giving colleges and universities the option of a standardized examination that eschews ideology and impartially tests knowledge and reasoning ability.”

Dr. Robert George

McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence
Princeton University

“I think the CLT is the only test I’ve ever seen which is actually enjoyable! The reading passages are fun and enlightening, and the math is challenging, yet not overly stressful.”

Satisfied Test Taker