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12 RA Christian Colleges that Accept CLEP

Colleges / Universities on this list are listed in no special order, but are all Regionally Accredited (RA) and have a public CLEP policy (meaning I can find it in one of their publications.)  You can look up colleges using the same tools I use:

(1) Accreditation U.S. Department of Education Accreditation Database

(2)  Search “CLEP” on the College’s website.

Regional accreditation is very important when choosing a dual enrollment college *during high school*  because credit earned at a non-RA college credit rarely transfers into RA colleges.  After your teen graduates high school, choosing an RA or non-RA college is a matter of career direction and personal preference.  Examples of careers that require an RA degree are generally those that require a state-issued license:  Nurse, Medical Doctor, Physician Assistant, Lawyer, CPA, Dietitian, Psychologist, K-12 Teacher, Social Worker, etc.  or that require a master’s degree or higher.  Non-RA college attendance is discouraged on this site as a general policy.


1. College of the Ozarks

P.O.Box 17
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Phone: 417-334-6411

College of the Ozarks CLEP Policy

Fun fact:  Students here do not pay tuition!  

2. Liberty University

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Phone: 434-582-2000

Liberty University CLEP Policy

Fun fact:  This is the largest Christian university in the world!

3.  Eastern Nazarene College

23 E Elm Ave
Quincy, MA 02170-2999
Phone: 617-745-3000

Eastern Nazarene College CLEP Policy

Fun fact:  All children of pastors or missionaries receive a $5000 grant each year.


4.  Texas Christian University

2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Phone: 817-257-7000

Texas Christian College CLEP Policy

Fun fact:  Accumulating 30 CLEP credits will save $58,000 at this college.

5.  Bob Jones University

1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29614
Phone: 864-242-5100

Bob Jones University CLEP Policy

Fun fact:  High school students can take online dual enrollment courses at 50% tuition.

6.  Northwest University

5520 108th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
Phone: 425-822-8266

Northwest University CLEP Policy

Fun fact: High school students can earn an Associate degree in Ministry Leadership online. 

7.  Biola University

13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639-0001
Phone: 562-903-6000

Biola University CLEP Policy

Fun fact:  Students can apply up to 32 CLEP credits toward their degree. 

8.  Cedarville University

251 N. Main Street
Cedarville, OH 45314-0601
Phone: 937-766-2211

Cedarville University CLEP Policy

Fun fact:  High school students can take online dual enrollment courses for $150 per credit (free through PSEO for Ohio residents).

9.  Oklahoma Christian University

P.O. Box 11000
Oklahoma City, OK 73013-1100
Phone: 405-425-5000

Oklahoma Christian University CLEP Policy

Fun fact:  Average student teacher ratio is 13:1

10.  Oral Roberts University

7777 S Lewis
Tulsa, OK 74171
Phone: 918-495-6161

Oral Roberts University CLEP Policy

Fun fact:  Students can complete 60 credits (50% of their degree) by CLEP and AP!

11.  Colorado Christian University

CAGS Service Central
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226

Colorado CLEP/DSST page

Fun fact:  75% of an associate or bachelor’s degree can be completed via transfer/test-out.

12.  Messiah College

One College Avenue
Mechanicsburg PA 17055

Messiah CLEP and AP Policy

Fun fact:  Messiah awards credit for VERY LOW SCORES on CLEP exams.  (Under 50)