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 either in school or at home 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 3 weeks

Upcoming Test Dates for CLT

Remotely Proctored

27

July

Saturday July 27, 2024

Registration Deadline: July 18, 2024

This CLT test date is open to all students.

Score Release: Wednesday, August 14th

In School

27

July

Saturday July 27, 2024

Registration Deadline: June 27, 2024

Only schools can register students for in-school tests. If you are an individual student wishing to take the CLT at home, please sign up for one of the remotely proctored exams.

Test Mode: Online

Accommodations Deadline: June 29, 2024

Import Deadline: July 10, 2024

Score Release: July 31, 2024

In School

15

August

Thursday August 15, 2024

Registration Deadline: July 18, 2024

Only schools can register students for in-school tests. If you are an individual student wishing to take the CLT at home, please sign up for one of the remotely proctored exams.

Test Mode: Online

Accommodations Deadline: July 18, 2024

Import Deadline: July 31, 2024

Score Release: August 21, 2024

Remotely Proctored

15

August

Thursday August 15, 2024

Registration Deadline: August 8, 2024



This CLT test date is open to all students. Limited spots are available, so register and pay now by signing in to or signing up for your online CLT account.

A 50% discount is available for this exam thanks to Covenant College. To receive your discount code, click the logo to access an inquiry form for Covenant College. The code will be sent to you via email after completing the form. Use the code at checkout when registering for this CLT.

Score Release: Wednesday, September 4th

In School

18

September

Wednesday September 18, 2024

Registration Deadline: August 22, 2024

Only schools can register students for in-school tests. If you are an individual student wishing to take the CLT at home, please sign up for one of the remotely proctored exams.

In School

21

September

Saturday September 21, 2024

Registration Deadline: August 22, 2024

Only schools can register students for in-school tests. If you are an individual student wishing to take the CLT at home, please sign up for one of the remotely proctored exams.

Test Mode: Online

Accommodations Deadline: August 24, 2024

Import Deadline: September 4, 2024

Score Release: September 25, 2024

Remotely Proctored

21

September

Saturday September 21, 2024

Registration Deadline: September 12, 2024



This CLT test date is open to all students. Limited spots are available, so register and pay now by signing in to or signing up for your online CLT account.

A 50% discount is available for this exam, thanks to Grove City College. Please check back later to apply to Grove City College to receive this 50% off discount code to use at checkout when registering for the CLT.

Score Release: Wednesday, October 9th

In School

16

October

Wednesday October 16, 2024

Registration Deadline: September 19, 2024

Only schools can register students for in-school tests. If you are an individual student wishing to take the CLT at home, please sign up for one of the remotely proctored exams.

Test Mode: Online, Paper

Registration Deadline for Paper Tests:
September 4, 2024

Registration Deadline for Online Tests:
September 19, 2024

Accommodations Deadline: September 18, 2024

Import Deadline: October 2, 2024

Score Release: October 23, 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: Wednesday, November 6th

In School

7

November

Thursday November 7, 2024

Registration Deadline: October 10, 2024

Only schools can register students for in-school tests. If you are an individual student wishing to take the CLT at home, please sign up for one of the remotely proctored exams.

Test Mode: Online, Paper

Registration Deadline for Paper Tests:
September 25, 2024

Registration Deadline for Online Tests:
October 10, 2024

Accommodations Deadline: October 10, 2024

Import Deadline: October 23, 2024

Score Release: November 13, 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 26th

Remotely Proctored

7

December

Saturday December 7, 2024

Registration Deadline: November 28, 2024



This CLT test date is open to all students. Limited spots are available, so register and pay now by signing in to or signing up for your online CLT account.

A 50% discount is available for this exam, thanks to Hillsdale College. Please check back later to apply to Hillsdale College to receive this 50% off discount code to use at checkout when registering for the CLT.

Score Release: Wednesday, December 18th

In School

7

December

Saturday December 7, 2024

Registration Deadline: November 7, 2024

Only schools can register students for in-school tests. If you are an individual student wishing to take the CLT at home, please sign up for one of the remotely proctored exams.

Test Mode: Online

Accommodations Deadline: November 9, 2024

Import Deadline: November 20, 2024

Score Release: December 11, 2024

In School

25

January

Saturday January 25, 2025

Registration Deadline: January 20, 2025

Only schools can register students for in-school tests. If you are an individual student wishing to take the CLT at home, please sign up for one of the remotely proctored exams.

Remotely Proctored

25

January

Saturday January 25, 2025

Registration Deadline: January 16, 2025

In School

20

February

Thursday February 20, 2025

Registration Deadline: February 13, 2025

Only schools can register students for in-school tests. If you are an individual student wishing to take the CLT at home, please sign up for one of the remotely proctored exams.

Remotely Proctored

20

February

Thursday February 20, 2025

Registration Deadline: February 13, 2025

In School

15

March

Saturday March 15, 2025

Registration Deadline: March 10, 2025

Only schools can register students for in-school tests. If you are an individual student wishing to take the CLT at home, please sign up for one of the remotely proctored exams.

Remotely Proctored

15

March

Saturday March 15, 2025

Registration Deadline: March 6, 2025

In School

10

April

Thursday April 10, 2025

Registration Deadline: April 3, 2025

Only schools can register students for in-school tests. If you are an individual student wishing to take the CLT at home, please sign up for one of the remotely proctored exams.

Remotely Proctored

10

April

Thursday April 10, 2025

Registration Deadline: April 3, 2025

In School

10

May

Saturday May 10, 2025

Registration Deadline: May 5, 2025

Only schools can register students for in-school tests. If you are an individual student wishing to take the CLT at home, please sign up for one of the remotely proctored exams.

Remotely Proctored

10

May

Saturday May 10, 2025

Registration Deadline: May 1, 2025

In School

18

June

Wednesday June 18, 2025

Registration Deadline: June 12, 2025

Only schools can register students for in-school tests. If you are an individual student wishing to take the CLT at home, please sign up for one of the remotely proctored exams.

Remotely Proctored

18

June

Wednesday June 18, 2025

Registration Deadline: June 12, 2025

Ready to register for a remotely proctored, at-home CLT?

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 States 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, understand what type of content is on the exam, 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?
How often can I take the CLT?

“Knowledge unfits a child to be a slave.”

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass