University Partners with CLT, offers free exam with OBU application


Oklahoma Baptist University recently partnered with the Classic Learning Test to offer prospective students the opportunity to take the CLT for free. The sponsored test date of the OBU is May 14, 2022. Registration for the test is now possible.

Interested students only need to fill out an application to the OBU on a dedicated application page at Once their application is submitted, they will receive an email with a code to waive the $54 CLT fee. The OBU accepts CLT scores for admissions and scholarships as an alternative to other traditional exams, including the SAT or ACT. The CLT offers remote monitoring so students can even take the test at home

The Classic Learning Test was designed as an alternative standardized college entrance exam that is both rooted in tradition and takes advantage of modern technology, testing students for more engaging material. CLT strives to provide content-rich assessments that are more intellectually rich and rigorous than other standardized tests and college entrance exams.

While the CLT is open to all, many classical and Christian school students excel at taking this exam because it is compatible with their classical curriculum. Students from these educational backgrounds thrive at OBU, where the integration of faith and learning occurs every day across campus, in classrooms, labs, discussion groups, and more.

OBU features an award-winning Christian Liberal Studies curriculum that challenges students to think critically, analyze, summarize, and communicate on the grand concepts and issues of history and science. OBU students not only learn the skills and information needed for a successful career, they also learn to perceive knowledge through a Christian worldview and to formulate thoughts and concepts through that lens.

Students from Classical and Christian schools also thrive in the OBU’s honors program. The Honors program offers a transformative educational experience rooted in Christian faith and the tradition of the Great Books. In 24 hours of dynamic, discussion-based Honors core classes throughout their freshman and sophomore years, students trace the development of Western civilization. Each course is team-taught by three honors professors from fields such as philosophy, literature, fine arts, history and theology.

Honors classes alternate between group lectures and smaller seminars, in which students read the works of the greatest intellectuals of all time, including Plato, Aristotle, Homer, Virgil, Augustine, Dante, Shakespeare, Locke, Jefferson, Franklin and Dostoyevsky. The Honors experience at OBU is an ongoing conversation about how humanity can strive for the good of the intellect through contemplation of truth, beauty, justice, salvation, sanctification and eternity. Honors students also have the opportunity to explore the world by participating in a month-long low-cost summer study abroad program with OBU faculty, earning college credits throughout the experience. Previous locations are England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and France. Upcoming trips could offer prospective Honors students the opportunity to travel to China, Peru, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Greece or Italy.

High school students interested in a fee waiver for the CLT should first apply to the OBU at You will then receive an email with a code and the link to register for the CLT. Registration deadline for the exam date on May 14th is May 5th.

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