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®.

CLT Exam – At a Glance

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

Test in school or with remote proctoring

Assesses English, mathematical, and critical reasoning skills


2 Hours




Within 8 business days

Upcoming Test Dates for CLT

Remotely Proctored



Saturday August 6, 2022

Registration Deadline: August 1, 2022

University of Mary

This test is sponsored by the University of Mary. Please check back later to fill out an application for a full fee waiver.

Score Release: Tuesday, August 16th

Remotely Proctored



Saturday August 27, 2022

Registration Deadline: August 22, 2022

Hillsdale College

This test is sponsored by Hillsdale College. Please check back later to fill out an application for a full fee waiver.

Score Release: Tuesday, September 6th



Wednesday October 5, 2022

Registration Deadline: September 21, 2022

Partner Schools Only

Wheaton College

This partner test is sponsored by Wheaton College. Wheaton College is an explicitly Christian, academically rigorous, fully residential liberal arts college and graduate school located in the Chicago area. Wheaton offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, and 18 graduate degrees in various fields of study. To learn more, click the logo above.

Remotely Proctored



Saturday October 15, 2022

Registration Deadline: October 10, 2022

Grove City College

This test is sponsored by Grove City College. Please check back later to fill out an application for a full fee waiver.

Score Release: Tuesday, October 25th

Remotely Proctored



Thursday November 10, 2022

Registration Deadline: November 3, 2022

Dallas Baptist University

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

Score Release: Tuesday, November 22nd

Remotely Proctored



Thursday December 8, 2022

Registration Deadline: December 1, 2022

Score Release: Tuesday, December 20th



Thursday February 16, 2023

Registration Deadline: February 2, 2023

Partner Schools Only

Remotely Proctored



Saturday February 25, 2023

Registration Deadline: February 20, 2023

Score Release: Tuesday, March 7th

Remotely Proctored



Saturday March 18, 2023

Registration Deadline: March 13, 2023

Score Release: Tuesday, March 28th

Remotely Proctored



Saturday April 15, 2023

Registration Deadline: April 10, 2023

Score Release: Tuesday, April 25th



Wednesday April 26, 2023

Registration Deadline: April 12, 2023

Partner Schools Only

Remotely Proctored



Saturday May 27, 2023

Registration Deadline: May 22, 2023

Score Release: Tuesday, June 6th

Remotely Proctored



Thursday June 22, 2023

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2023

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.

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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

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 remote-proctored exam.