The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is a rapidly growing alternative to the SAT/ACT, designed for a traditional approach to education well suited to homeschool and independently educated students.

Non-Common Core

The CLT is not based on a specific curriculum or the public school Common Core standards, so it is able to provide the most accurate assessment of homeschool students' knowledge and critical thinking skills.

College Acceptance

CLT is recognized by colleges across the country, many of whom seek to have homeschool students attend their institution. The current list includes highly-regarded evangelical, Catholic, and liberal arts institutions such as Franciscan University, Hillsdale College, Liberty University, and Patrick Henry College.


In addition to accepting the CLT as a college entrance exam, many colleges and universities offer scholarships based on CLT results. The 9th and 10th grade CLT assessment, the CLT10, is also tied with a $2,500 scholarship for the top 1% of students. The CLT10 is free and can be taken at home. Learn more and register here.

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