Classic Learning Test Opportunity

WHAT: The CLT exam is a college-admissions exam that is not aligned to Common Core standards.

WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10:00am to 1:30pm.

WHERE: Hampton Falls First Baptist Church at 3 Lincoln Avenue, Hampton Falls, NH 03844.


Update 11/15/2018:  Due to insufficient enrollment, we must cancel this CLT exam. We hope to offer it again in March 2019.


The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is not aligned to Common Core (aka College and Career Readiness Standards) and an alternative to the SAT and ACT college-admission exams. It is designed for high school students and also serves as an end-of-grade assessment for secondary schools. Students take the CLT on a computer or tablet and receive same-day test results.

The CLT is open to all students — public, charter, private, and home ed! There are no restrictions for participation.

The fee is only $54.00; registration and payment can be completed online.

The exams is only 120 minutes plus one restroom break. a little longer if the student does the optional essay. It consists of verbal reasoning (40 minutes), grammar/writing (35 minutes), and quantitative reasoning (45 minutes), plus an optional essay section (30 minutes). There is an optional essay portion. A practice test is available online for free.

Students who need accommodations can make arrangements directly with CLT. It is recommended to contact them at least 8 weeks ahead of the testing date. Read this for more information.

The CLT is gaining acceptance at a number of prestigious colleges across the country including Baylor University, Aquinas College – Nashville, Georgetown College, Hillsdale College, and many more.


What to Bring on Exam Day:

– A photo ID. This includes your passport, driver’s license or permit (photo included), state ID, military ID, high school ID (current year only), HSLDA student ID (current year only), or CLT Student ID. Other forms of ID are not currently accepted.
– Your electronic device on which to take the exam: tablet or laptop (should include one of the major modern browsers, e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer/Edge, Safari.
– Writing instrument – pencil or pen. (Scrap paper will be provided.)
– Calculators are not allowed.


This exam is hosted by School Choice for NH and the Hampton Christian Homeschool Group.

Other organizations may be offering the CLT, too. Check here for other locations.

(This is not a religion-based test in any way. The church has graciously permitted us to use their facility to host the exam.)