What is the CLT?

The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is an alternative college entrance exam to the SAT and ACT. 

The test is now widely accepted at over 250 higher educational institutions across the United States. In September of 2023, the Florida’s Board of Governors voted to approve the CLT as an accepted admissions test at all Florida public universities. 


How is the Exam Structured? 


The exam has three sections: 1. Verbal Reasoning, 2. Grammar & Writing, and 3. Quantitative Reasoning. There is also an optional essay portion of the test. 


As stated on the CLT website, “The CLT considers students’ intellectual capacity and aptitude, and puts them in front of meaningful pieces of literature that have stood the test of time.” For more information please visit: cltexam.com.  


What are the four CLT academic assessments? 



CLT 3-6

3rd through 6th graders

Diagnostic and summative test


7th and 8th graders

High school readiness exam

CLT 10

9th and 10th graders

College preparatory exam


11th and 12th graders

College entrance exam



When is the CLT being administered?*

Test Date
Registration Deadline
Score Release

December 2, 2023

November 27, 2023

Remotely Proctored

December 12, 2023

January 27, 2024

January 16, 2024

Remotely Proctored

February 6, 2024

January 27, 2024

December 20, 2023

In School Testing


February 15, 2024

January 19, 2024

In School Testing

February 20, 2024

February 15, 2024

February 7, 2024

Remotely Proctored

February 27, 2024

March 16, 2024

March 6, 2024

Remotely Proctored

March 26, 2024

April 11, 2024

April 2, 2024

Remotely Proctored

April 23, 2024

April 24, 2024

March 29, 2024

In School Testing

April 30, 2024

May 11, 2024

April 30, 2024

Remotely Proctored 

May 21, 2024

June 20, 2024

June 7, 2024

Remotely Proctored 

July 2, 2024

*Information as of November 2023. 


Length: 2 hours

Cost: $59 

Results: Available within 8 days


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