Frequently Asked Questions

Our Suite of Assessments

What’s the difference between the CLT, the CLT10, and the CLT8?
How much does it cost to take the CLT, the CLT10, or the CLT8?
Who can take CLT exams?
Are CLT exams only for students who have received a classical education?
I graduated a while ago. Can I take the CLT?
Can international students take the CLT?
How do homeschoolers perform on CLT exams?


How do I register for an exam?
What is the registration deadline?
What forms of payment do you accept?
What is the payment deadline?
Do you offer fee waivers or discounts?
I’m registering multiple children for the CLT. Do I need to file a separate registration for each one?
If I’ve already registered for a test, can I cancel or reschedule for a different test date?
If I miss my test date and want to re-register, will my payment roll over to my new registration?
My school is administering the CLT privately to its own students; do I still need to register?
Can my school offer CLT exams?
I have already taken the SAT/ACT. Can I take the CLT as well?

Testing Accommodations

Does CLT accommodate people with disabilities?
What testing accommodations are offered on the CLT10 and CLT?
Do I need to reapply for my accommodations each time I test?
Will my test scores show that I received accommodations?
In what languages are CLT exams available?


When is the test administered?
Can students take the test on their own devices, or do testing sites provide computers?
Can I take CLT exams at home?
Can I take CLT exams on my smartphone?
How is the test structured?
Can I bring a calculator?
Is there an essay portion of the CLT?
How long does the test take? How much time is allotted to each section?
Will I be penalized for guesses or wrong answers?
When testing, can I return to a previous section after the allotted time is up?
Can I leave the exam if I finish early?
Who proctors the CLT?
Can I take CLT exams on my tablet?


When will scores be released?
How is the CLT scored?
How do CLT scores equate to SAT or ACT scores?
How do CLT10 scores equate to PSAT scores?
If students want to improve their score, can they retake an exam?

College Admissions

Is the CLT accepted by all colleges?
Are CLT scores sent directly to partnering colleges?
What if the college I want to attend does not accept the CLT?
Why should I take the CLT if I have already taken or plan to take the ACT/SAT?