CLT Exam

The New Standard for College Entrance Exams

The CLT is an online college entrance exam for 11th and 12th graders. Accepted at hundreds of colleges across the US, the CLT is an alternative to the SAT® and ACT®.

If you are a school administrator seeking to administer the CLT to your students, please visit this page for available test dates and ordering instructions.

CLT Exam – At a Glance

Online college entrance exam geared toward 11th and 12th graders

Test in school or with remote proctoring*

Contains three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Grammar & Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning

Optional essay included

Length

 

2 Hours
Cost

 

$54 **
Results

 

Within 8 business days

Upcoming Test Dates for CLT

Remotely Proctored

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December

Thursday December 8, 2022

Registration Deadline: December 1, 2022


Geneva College

Students who apply to Geneva College will receive a full fee waiver. To receive your fee waiver from Geneva, submit an application on their website by clicking the logo above. The fee waiver code will be emailed to you after you submit your application.

Score Release: Tuesday, December 20th

Remotely Proctored

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January

Saturday January 28, 2023

Registration Deadline: January 23, 2023


Franciscan University of Steubenville

This test is sponsored by Franciscan University of Steubenville. Please check back later to fill out an application for a full fee waiver for this exam date.

Score Release: Tuesday, February 7th

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February

Thursday February 16, 2023

Registration Deadline: February 2, 2023

In-School Testing Day

Remotely Proctored

25

February

Saturday February 25, 2023

Registration Deadline: February 20, 2023


Calvin University

This test is sponsored by Calvin University. Check back later to fill out an inquiry form to get a code to take this CLT for free.

Score Release: Tuesday, March 7th

Remotely Proctored

18

March

Saturday March 18, 2023

Registration Deadline: March 13, 2023


Colorado Christian University

This test is sponsored by the Colorado Christian University. Check back later to fill out an inquiry form to get a code to take this CLT for free.

Score Release: Tuesday, March 28th

Remotely Proctored

15

April

Saturday April 15, 2023

Registration Deadline: April 10, 2023


Abilene Christian University

This test is sponsored by the Abilene Christian University. Check back later to fill out an inquiry form to get a code to take this CLT for free.

Score Release: Tuesday, April 25th

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April

Wednesday April 26, 2023

Registration Deadline: April 12, 2023

In-School Testing Day

Remotely Proctored

20

May

Saturday May 20, 2023

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2023

Score Release: Tuesday, May 30th

Remotely Proctored

15

June

Thursday June 15, 2023

Registration Deadline: June 8, 2023


The King's College

This test is sponsored by The King’s College. Check back later to fill out an application to The King’s College to receive a code to take this CLT for free.

Score Release: Thursday, July 6th

A College Entrance Exam That Digs Deeper

The SAT® and ACT® are designed to reflect public school curricula, specifically the Common Core State Standards framework. The CLT is different.

Instead of evaluating how much students have crammed for the test, CLT considers students’ intellectual capacity and aptitude, and puts them in front of meaningful pieces of literature that have stood the test of time.

See why so many students are signing up to take the CLT instead of other college entrance exams.

Which Colleges Accept the CLT?

The CLT is gaining broad acceptance by colleges and universities across the United States. Find out which schools partner with CLT and provide scholarships based on CLT scores.

Get Ready for the CLT

Make sure you are prepared to take the CLT exam. Find resources on test content, order a Student Guide, and take a practice test.

Test Day Expectations

Find out system requirements, proctoring guidelines, and what is expected on the day you take the CLT.

Register for Your Free CLT Account

The first step toward taking the CLT is to create a free account. With your account, you can sign up for a test, try a practice exam, and take your in-person or remotely proctored exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the CLT accepted by all colleges?
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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.”

Caroline A.

CLT Test Taker

“It was the only standardized test I took where I felt like I was being tested in a way that mattered.”

Lianna Y.

CLT Test Taker

“Knowledge unfits a child to be a slave.”

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass