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 can be taken online, emphasize intellectual aptitude and achievement, and are grounded in the liberal arts tradition. 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

Why CLT?

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 looking to fulfill end-of-year testing requirements, a school leader seeking a PSAT alternative that aligns with your curricular philosophy, or a student pursuing a college education, CLT is here to help you.

See how CLT exams compare to other standardized tests, or click here to view an example test.

Coming Soon: CLT3-6

CLT is thrilled to announce the launch of CLT3, 4, 5, and 6, coming Spring 2024. These summative, end-of-year assessments for young learners in grades 3-6 will meet a great need for schools and teachers and provide an opportunity for students to think more deeply about great ideas.

We are currently seeking schools to participate in our Spring 2023 pilot test. If you are interested, please click below to learn more and complete our interest form.

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