Online College Preparatory Exam
The CLT10 is an online college prep exam for 9th and 10th graders. An alternative to the PSAT®, the exam can be taken in-school or at home with a parent proctor.
If you are a school administrator seeking to administer the CLT10 to your students, please visit this page for available test dates and ordering instructions.
CLT10 Exam – At a Glance
Online preparatory assessment for 9th and 10th graders
Contains three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Grammar & Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning
Students can qualify for awards and scholarships
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Upcoming Test Dates for CLT10
Tuesday September 26, 2023
Registration Deadline: September 21, 2023
This test will be available from September 26th to September 27th, 2023.
Tuesday November 14, 2023
Registration Deadline: November 9, 2023
This test will be available from November 14th to November 15th, 2023.
The New Standard for Preparatory Assessments
The CLT10 serves as a college preparatory exam, helping students hone their skills and target areas of weakness before taking the CLT, our college entrance exam.
See why so many students are choosing to take the CLT10 instead of other college prep exams.
Qualify for a $2,500 Scholarship
Students who take the CLT10 are eligible for the National Award, a $2,500 scholarship to a CLT partner college.
Test Day Expectations
Find out system requirements, proctoring guidelines, and what is expected on the day you take the CLT10.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do CLT10 scores equate to PSAT scores?
A perfect 1520 on the PSAT approximately equates with a 120 on the CLT10. However, the CLT10 evaluates slightly different capabilities from the PSAT. For a comprehensive review of how the CLT10 compares to the PSAT, go here.
How long does the test take? How much time is allotted to each section?
The CLT and CLT10 tests take 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete, 2 hours of which is testing time.
The test begins with about 20 minutes of instructions and pre-test preparation. Students will then have: 40 minutes to complete the Verbal Reasoning section; 35 minutes for the Grammar/Writing section; and 45 minutes for the Quantitative Reasoning section, for a total test time of 120 minutes (2 hours).
Students taking the CLT in school who choose to write the optional essay will receive an additional 30 minutes to do so.
The CLT8 test takes a total of 2 hours and 15 minutes of testing time. The CLT8 section times are as follows: 45 minutes for Verbal Reasoning, 40 minutes for Grammar/Writing, and 50 minutes for Quantitative Reasoning.
Extended time may be offered as part of approved testing accommodations.
What testing accommodations are offered on the CLT10 and CLT?
Our most commonly granted accommodations are extended time (25%, 50%, and 100% extended time) and accommodations for students with Type 1 Diabetes. Other, more specific, accommodations may be requested in our Accommodations Request Form.
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“The literature and grammar sections of the CLT10, in particular, contained well-written and relevant content which left me wanting to read the entire works, not just the excerpts on the test. I appreciate the verbal and writing selections; it gave the CLT10 an almost relaxing feel to it that I didn’t have on the ACT. I would take this test again rather than any other standardized test.”
“I enjoyed taking the CLT10. I was a bit nervous, but upon starting the test, I felt more relaxed and was able to get into a fairly steady rhythm. I actually enjoyed reading some of the excerpts in the Verbal Reasoning and Grammar/Writing sections. It was a great practice test for the CLT itself, and I feel pretty confident about taking that one in the future.”