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Prepare for the CLEP Math Tests

Are you a student or parent of a student preparing for a CLEP math test? Find the best resources to prepare, including practice tests and answers with detailed explanations from TestPrep-Online.

The College Level Examination Program, or CLEP, is a way for students to earn college credit outside of the classroom. In order to earn the credit, students can choose from 36 different tests. These tests are administered by the College Board.
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Of the 36 test types CLEP offers, three are for math. These tests are Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and College Algebra. While some of the questions are straightforward math problems, other questions are termed "non-routine" and require you to understand mathematical concepts and apply them correctly in your answers.

CLEP for Pre-Calculus

The CLEP pre-calculus test takes a total of 90 minutes to complete and is divided into two sections. The first is a 50-minute section with 25 questions for which you can use a calculator. The second is 40 minutes long, and calculators are not allowed. The test covers the following areas:
  • Algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities
  • Functions: concept, properties, and operations
  • Representations of functions: symbolic, graphical, and tabular
  • Analytic geometry
  • Trigonometry and its applications
  • Functions as models

CLEP for Calculus

The calculus CLEP test is a 90-minute test divided into two sections. Section 1 is 50 minutes long and includes 27 questions for which you cannot use a calculator. Section 2 is 40 minutes in length, with 17 questions and the use of calculators permitted. The topics on the calculus test include limits, integral calculus, and differential calculus. About half of the questions on the test involve routine calculus problems, while the other half are "non-routine.

CLEP for College Algebra

The algebra test for CLEP is also a 90-minute test with 60 questions to be answered in that time frame. You are allowed to use a calculator for the entire test. The test is broken down as follows:

  • 15 questions on algebraic operations
  • 15 questions on equations and inequalities
  • 18 questions on functions and their properties
  • 12 questions on number systems and operations

The algebra questions are also a mix of routine and non-routine questions.

Preparing for CLEP Math Tests

Only students with passing scores on the CLEP tests receive the college credit which means you need to be fully prepared for test day. Reviewing the concepts and working through practice questions can help ensure that test day passes without a hitch.

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