The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is a new college admissions exam that was created with the homeschooler in mind and which is not aligned with the Common Core Standards. By creating a new standard that is student centric in approach and distinctly Western and drawn from the richness of our intellectual heritage, the CLT hopes to encourage homeschoolers and secondary schools to return to teaching the great classics.
Unlike the value-neutral SAT and ACT, the CLT allows students to send unlimited scores to colleges for free. The test is online and students who test receive their scores on the same day. We believe that the CLT is part of a movement to reconnect knowledge and virtue.
Because the CLT assess how a student applies their education and knowledge, there is no "teaching to the test," nor are there are expensive and lengthy preparation courses that need to be taken!
The CLT is offered five times a year at school test sites throughout the Country. Students in 9th - 12th grades make take it. The CLT costs $49.00, is taken on your own laptop, is 120 questions, and 2 hours long. Visit the website to take the Free Online Practice Tests and to register.
In California, you may take the CLT at:
John Paul the Great Catholic University, Escondido
The Signal Hill Test Site, Signal Hill
St. Augustine Academy, Ventura
Mother of Divine Grace, Ojai
Kolbe Academy/Trinity Prep, Napa
St. Andrew's Academy, Chester/Lake Almanor
Catholic Colleges Accepting the CLT
Please see the website at The Classic Learning Test for a full list of accepting colleges. Some additional colleges are:
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS)
The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education,
Andrew T. Seeley, Ph.D., Executive Director
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
Eta Sigma Alpha National Homeschool Honor Society
Catholic Heritage Curricula
Truth in American Education
The Heartland Institute