College Entrance & Preparatory Exams
Using a critical thinking and logic-based approach, our suite of exams provides an accurate and rigorous assessment of a student’s aptitude and achievement.
Why Take CLT Exams?
CLT exams create a better test-taking experience that provides students, teachers, and parents with detailed results and scoring.
Clear, Concise Format
Each test contains three sections, assessing Verbal Reasoning, Grammar/Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning.
Short Test-Taking Time
CLT exams range from 2 hours to 2 hours and 15 minutes (not counting the optional 30-minute essay)–much shorter than other standardized tests.
Each CLT exam has 120 questions and is scored on a range of 0-120. Students receive no penalty for incorrect answers.
Accepted by Over 200 Colleges & Universities
Colleges all across North America accept our college entrance exam, the CLT, tying more than $100 million in scholarships to scores. Students may share their CLT scores for free with an unlimited number of colleges through their secure student account.
Dig Deeper into Our Assessment Content
Wanting to learn more about the content of CLT assessments? Our brief overview of the CLT, CLT10, and CLT8 provides more detail on content skills, questions, and concepts on our exams.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are CLT exams only for students who have received a classical education?
CLT exams are open to every student, regardless of educational background.
The ‘classic’ in Classic Learning Test refers to its use of the greatest and most enduring texts that have informed and shaped society. Although these texts are featured prominently in a classical education, CLT exams instead emphasize intellectual aptitude and achievement which is not limited to classical curricula.
How is the test structured?
The CLT tests Verbal Reasoning (textual comprehension and analysis), Grammar/Writing (textual editing and improvement), and Quantitative Reasoning (logic and mathematics). Each section consists of 40 questions.
How do I register for an exam?
Registration is made through an online account. Registrants choose the date they prefer, fill out a brief student profile, and pay online to complete their registration.
Our step-by-step guide:
- Go to the account registration page to create an account or sign in to an existing account.
- Once you are logged in, select ‘Register for a Test’ and select the test type you would like.
- Select a test date from the drop-down menu and click ‘Register for Selected Test Date.’
- Complete your student profile, or skip ahead to payment and complete it later.
- Make your payment with our secure online portal.
We’ve also created a short video tutorial to walk you through the process.
You’re all set!
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“The CLT was fun to take, because it was engaging. The exam wasn’t just solving pointless puzzles; it was really about thinking.”
“The CLT 8 was a great experience. My son especially appreciated that the sources for the reading texts were similar to his school texts and that they represented a variety of worldviews. Proctoring the exam at home was simple!”