Course Overview

The College Algebra CLEP exam covers math generally taught in an undergraduate college Algebra course as part of the general education credits requirement. It is a comprehensive review of the material necessary to succeed in future math courses. InstantCert's course for this subject allows you to quickly learn the required math skills by jumping straight into solving problems; the detailed explanations will take you step-by-step through the solutions.

Topics Covered in This Course

Algebraic Expressions

Converting written statements to algebraic equations


Multiplying, dividing, adding, subtracting
Raising to another power
Simplifying expressions


Changing between exponential form

Equations and Inequalities

Absolute Value
Systems of Equations and their graphic representation


Composite functions
One-to-one functions and Inverse functions
Even, odd or neither
Shifting, stretching and compressing
Perpendicular and parallel lines
Domain and range
Circles, hyperbolas, ellipses

Additional Topics on Imaginary Numbers and 2X2 Matrices

Customer Test Results for the Algebra CLEP

86 users submitted test results since January, 2009
69 of those users reported a passing score (80%)

The following are a sample of the test results submitted by members who’ve taken the College Algebra CLEP exam after using InstantCert’s study program. These are unfiltered, unedited results and this list is automatically updated to show the ten most recent results:

December 10, 2014 User  passed with a score of 65 out of 80
November 25, 2014 User  failed with a score of 48 out of 80
November 17, 2014 User  failed with a score of 45 out of 80
October 9, 2014 User  passed with a score of 63 out of 80
October 6, 2014 User  passed with a score of 61 out of 80
September 24, 2014 User  failed with a score of 49 out of 80
September 17, 2014 User  passed with a score of 54 out of 80
August 7, 2014 User  passed with a score of 75 out of 80
July 31, 2014 User  failed with a score of 41 out of 80
July 17, 2014 User  failed with a score of 37 out of 80

Free Sample Of Algebra CLEP Questions

Get a taste of the InstantCert study experience with five actual flashcards pulled from our database. Remember, you're not expected to know anything about the subject beforehand. Just read the question, think about what the answer might be (typing it is optional), and then click "Continue" when you're ready to see the answer and explanation.

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Explanation Videos

Most flashcards for College Algebra now include a short video with a professor explaining how to solve the problem while working it out step-by-step. See a sample video below from the section on Logarithms:

Related Exams with Overlapping Subject Matter

The College Algebra CLEP exam can be used to help prepare for the College Algebra DSST exam.