CLEP* Study Guide


The only study guide that teaches you what you need to know to pass the Precalculus exam (with no prior knowledge needed), and is constantly updated based on student feedback to guarantee you the best possible results.

About the CLEP* Exam

The Precalculus CLEP exam covers math generally taught in an undergraduate Precalculus 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, Equations, and Inequalities
Ability to perform operations on algebraic expressions
Ability to solve equations and inequalities, including linear, quadratic, absolute value, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric
Ability to solve systems of equations, including linear and nonlinear
Functions: Concept, Properties, and Operations
Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of a function, the general properties of functions (e.g., domain, range), function notation, and to perform symbolic operations with functions (e.g., evaluation, inverse functions)
Representations of Functions: Symbolic, Graphical, and Tabular
Ability to recognize and perform operations and transformations on functions presented symbolically, graphically, or in tabular form
Ability to demonstrate an understanding of basic properties of functions and to recognize elementary functions (linear, quadratic, absolute value, square root, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise-defined functions) that are presented symbolically, graphically, or in tabular form
Analytic Geometry
Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the analytic geometry of lines, circles, parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas
Trigonometry and its Applications
Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the basic trigonometric functions and their inverses and to apply the basic trigonometric ratios and identities (in right triangles and on the unit circle)
Ability to apply trigonometry in various problem-solving contexts
Functions as Models
Ability to interpret and construct functions as models and to translate ideas among symbolic, graphical, tabular, and verbal representations of functions

Customer Test Results for this Exam

53 users submitted test results since March, 2009.
49 of those users reported a passing score (92%).

Below are ten of the most recent user-submitted test results. These are unfiltered, real results that were submitted by InstantCert students:

Date of ExamResultScore
Jul 21, 2023passed60
Jun 16, 2023passed80
Jun 13, 2023passed68
Mar 3, 2023passed65
Jan 13, 2023passed55
May 10, 2022passed66
Jan 18, 2022passed69
Jul 15, 2021failed46
Jun 29, 2021passed67
Mar 24, 2021passed72
Live, unfiltered results posted by InstantCert students

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