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CLEP Expiration / Revision Dates

When ACE reviews a CLEP exam they always assign a date range for that review. At the ending date, the exam must be reviewed again or removed. The exam can be renewed and extended when there isn’t a significant change in content. Below you’ll find the full expiration and revision schedule for all CLEP exams.

As an example, we’ve watched the Biology exam renew every period since 2001. As such, we can intuit that the exam has not changed much since 2001 because the date simply keeps getting extended for another 3-year cycle (indicating minimal change).

If an exam is revised, it must be assigned a new date range. As an example, United States History 1 has remained unchanged since 2001, but received a new date range renewal  “12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023” which tells us that the exam was revised during that time.

Since The College Board doesn’t announce exam revisions, this imperfect method is the best way for someone to figure it out what is happening behind the scenes.

Why should you care?

An exam revision means our CLEP prep content should reflect the most current exam version. We know that it’s ok to use a CLEP Prep Biology guide from 2002, but it is NOT ok to use a United States History 1 CLEP Prep guide from 2002.

Having exam revision dates at your fingertips helps you decide if that 25 cent yard sale CLEP prep book a gold mine or a waste of time.

In addition, using practice tests that were written from the wrong exam period can give you an invalid result- it is VERY important that your practice tests align with the current exam version.

Good news

All CLEP exam revision date ranges and the history of the date ranges are searchable!  Anyone can access this information by visiting the ACE Database.

Once at the database, simply select “The College Board” and check any exam.  Currently, 33 exams are evaluated for college credit.  You’ll have to look these up one at a time, but I’ve spent the better part of an afternoon doing that for you to generate this list below.  Titles in orange strongly indicate that an exam was revised. Happy CLEPping!

CLEP Revision Dates

American Government 7/1/01- 11/30/18 –> REVISED EXAM  12/01/2018 -11/30/23

American Literature 3/1/15 – 12/31/22

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature  3/1/15-12/31/22

Biology 7/1/01- 12/31/22

Calculus 10/1/12 – 11/30/18  –> REVISED EXAM 12/01/2018 -11/30/23

Chemistry 7/1/01- 11/30/18  –> REVISED EXAM 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023

College Algebra 1/1/07 – 12/31/22

College Composition (essay) 7/1/10 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED EXAM 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023

College Modular (no essay) 3/1/15 – 11/30/ 18 –>REVISED EXAM 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023

College Math 3/1/15 – 12/31/22

English Literature 3/1/15 – 11/30/18  –> REVISED EXAM 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023

Financial Accounting 1/1/07 – 12/31/22

French Language 3/1/15 – 11/30/18–> REVISED EXAM 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023

German Language 3/1/15 – 12/31/22

History of the United States I 7/1/01- 11/30/18 –> REVISED EXAM 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023

History of the United States II 7/1/01- 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023

Human Growth and Development 11/1/06 – 11/30/18  –>  REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023

Humanities 3/1/15 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023

Information Systems 10/1/12 – 12/31/22

Intro. Educational Psychology 10/1/12 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023

Intro. Business Law 5/1/02 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023

Intro. Psychology 10/1/12 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023

Intro. Sociology 10/1/12 – 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023

Natural Sciences 7/1/01- 11/30/18 –> REVISED 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2023

Precalculus 10/1/12 – 12/1/22

Princ. of Macroeconomics 10/1/12 – 12/31/22

Princ. of Microeconomics 10/1/12 – 12/31/22

Princ. of Management 3/1/15 – 12/31/22

Princ. of Marketing 10/1/12 – 12/31/22

Social Science and History 3/1/16 – 12/31/23

Spanish Language 3/1/15 – 12/31/22

Spanish with Writing 6/1/2019 – 5/31/2024

Western Civ. I 7/1/01- 12/31/22

Western Civ. II 7/1/01- 12/31/22


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