Create a Free CLT Account
Create a CLT account to register for and take the CLT.
Four Easy Steps for Taking the CLT
Takes less than 2 minutes.
Register for Upcoming Test
View available dates and sign up for an upcoming test.
Prepare for Test
Gain experience with a practice test. Results posted immediately.
Log In and Take Exam
On test day, log in to begin your test.
CLT: Raising the Standard for Standardized Exams
The Classic Learning Test (CLT) provides the most accurate and rigorous measure of academic formation, accomplishment, and potential. Widely accepted at colleges across the United States, CLT offers in-person examination and remote proctoring options.
Find the test that’s right for you:
College entrance exam for
11th and 12th graders
Preparatory exam for
9th and 10th graders
Diagnostic and summative assessment for
7th and 8th graders
Prepare for the Test
With an established account, you can track all of your practice tests and see scoring trends, which helps you know where to focus your studies. Student Analytics are included with every test. Plus, you can order a CLT Student Guide to better prepare for the exam.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between the CLT, the CLT10, and the CLT8?
The CLT is our flagship test, designed for high school juniors and seniors preparing to apply for college. It is an alternative to the SAT and ACT. Over 200 colleges that accept the CLT offer academic scholarships to high-scoring students. Go here to learn more and register for the CLT.
The CLT10 is an alternative to the PSAT and the ACT Aspire, and serves as preparation for the CLT or any college entrance exam. Students who take the CLT10 may be eligible for our CLT10 awards, including the National Award, worth $2,500. Go here to learn more and register for the CLT10.
The CLT8 is designed for 7th and 8th grade students. Its format is the same as the CLT and CLT10, and helps students prepare for these tests. Go here to learn more and register for the CLT8.
When do I pay for the CLT exam?
After you sign up for a specific exam and test day, you will be directed to a window to pay your registration fee.
What is the registration deadline?
Please note that if you are requesting testing accommodations, your registration must be completed four weeks before the test date.