CLT®

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®. Over $100 million in scholarships are tied to CLT scores annually.

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 for online, in-school testers

Length

 

2 Hours
Cost

 

$59 **
Results

 

Within 8 business days

Upcoming Test Dates for CLT

Remotely Proctored

16

March

Saturday March 16, 2024

Registration Deadline: February 28, 2024


Charleston Southern University

Due to overwhelming demand, registration for this test has closed early.

This CLT test date is open to all students.

Score Release: Tuesday, March 26th

In School

16

March

Saturday March 16, 2024

Registration Deadline: February 16, 2024

Test Mode: Online

Accommodations Deadline: February 17, 2024

Import Deadline: February 28, 2024

Score Release: March 19, 2024

Remotely Proctored

11

April

Thursday April 11, 2024

Registration Deadline: April 2, 2024


Colorado Christian University

This CLT test date is open to all students. Thanks to Colorado Christian University, students taking the remotely-proctored, at-home exam can receive a discount code for 75% off their test by filling out an application. Please click the logo above to access the application.

Score Release: Tuesday, April 23rd

In School

11

April

Thursday April 11, 2024

Registration Deadline: March 15, 2024

Test Mode: Online

Accommodations Deadline: March 14, 2024

Import Deadline: March 27, 2024

Score Release: April 16, 2024

In School

24

April

Wednesday April 24, 2024

Registration Deadline: March 29, 2024

Test Mode: Online, Paper

Registration Deadline for Paper Tests:
March 13, 2024

Registration Deadline for Online Tests:
March 29, 2024

Accommodations Deadline: March 27, 2024

Import Deadline: April 10, 2024

Score Release: April 30, 2024

Remotely Proctored

11

May

Saturday May 11, 2024

Registration Deadline: April 30, 2024



This CLT test date is open to all students. Thanks to Biola University, students can receive a 75% off discount code for this test date by filling out an application to Biola. Check back later to apply.

Score Release: Tuesday, May 21st

In School

11

May

Saturday May 11, 2024

Registration Deadline: April 12, 2024

Test Mode: Online

Accommodations Deadline: April 13, 2024

Import Deadline: April 24, 2024

Score Release: May 14, 2024

In School

20

June

Thursday June 20, 2024

Registration Deadline: June 7, 2024

Test Mode: Online

Accommodations Deadline: May 23, 2024

Import Deadline: June 5, 2024

Score Release: July 2, 2024

Remotely Proctored

20

June

Thursday June 20, 2024

Registration Deadline: June 7, 2024

Score Release: Tuesday, July 2nd

In School

27

July

Saturday July 27, 2024

Registration Deadline: July 22, 2024

Test Mode: Online

Accommodations Deadline: June 29, 2024

Import Deadline: July 10, 2024

Score Release: July 30, 2024

Remotely Proctored

27

July

Saturday July 27, 2024

Registration Deadline: July 22, 2024

This CLT test date is open to all students.

Score Release: Tuesday, August 6th

In School

15

August

Thursday August 15, 2024

Registration Deadline: August 8, 2024

Test Mode: Online

Accommodations Deadline: July 18, 2024

Import Deadline: July 31, 2024

Score Release: August 20, 2024

Remotely Proctored

15

August

Thursday August 15, 2024

Registration Deadline: August 8, 2024

This CLT test date is open to all students.

Score Release: Tuesday, August 27th

In School

21

September

Saturday September 21, 2024

Registration Deadline: September 16, 2024

Test Mode: Online

Accommodations Deadline: August 24, 2024

Import Deadline: September 4, 2024

Score Release: September 24, 2024

Remotely Proctored

21

September

Saturday September 21, 2024

Registration Deadline: September 16, 2024

This CLT test date is open to all students.

Score Release: Tuesday, October 1st

In School

16

October

Wednesday October 16, 2024

Registration Deadline: October 10, 2024

Test Mode: Online

Accommodations Deadline: September 18, 2024

Import Deadline: October 2, 2024

Score Release: October 22, 2024

Remotely Proctored

16

October

Wednesday October 16, 2024

Registration Deadline: October 10, 2024

This CLT test date is open to all students.

Score Release: Tuesday, October 29th

In School

7

November

Thursday November 7, 2024

Registration Deadline: October 31, 2024

Test Mode: Online

Accommodations Deadline: October 10, 2024

Import Deadline: October 23, 2024

Score Release: November 12, 2024

Remotely Proctored

7

November

Thursday November 7, 2024

Registration Deadline: October 31, 2024

This CLT test date is open to all students.

Score Release: Tuesday, November 19th

In School

7

December

Saturday December 7, 2024

Registration Deadline: December 2, 2024

Test Mode: Online

Accommodations Deadline: November 9, 2024

Import Deadline: November 20, 2024

Score Release: December 10, 2024

Remotely Proctored

7

December

Saturday December 7, 2024

Registration Deadline: December 2, 2024


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This CLT test date is open to all students.

Score Release: Tuesday, December 17th

Ready to register for a remotely proctored, at-home CLT?
Simply sign in to or sign up for your CLT account and register for an exam on your account dashboard.

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, making it a better fit for students from a variety of educational backgrounds. CLT also uses meaningful pieces of literature for its reading passages to offer a more enjoyable and enriching testing experience.

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 State and abroad. In September 2023, the state of Florida approved the CLT for all of its public universities.

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.

CLT for Florida Students

Students in Florida can use the CLT to qualify for Bright Futures scholarships, apply to Florida state universities, satisfy graduation requirements, and more.

“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

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?
How do CLT scores equate to SAT or ACT scores?
Why should I take the CLT if I have already taken or plan to take the ACT/SAT?
Will I be penalized for guesses or wrong answers?

“Knowledge unfits a child to be a slave.”

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass