The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. Pass any of the 33 CLEP exams and achieve your college and career goals.
CLEP exams test mastery of college-level material acquired, and cover material that students typically encounter during their first two years of college. Exams are approximately 90 minutes in length and primarily include multiple-choice questions. Some exams include an essay section. Language exams include listening sections. Exams are computer-based, allowing for instant candidate score reports (except College Composition and those with essays).
Upcoming CLEP test dates: Testing times are 9:00AM, 11:00AM, and 1:00PM. Please schedule with Terri (email@example.com) at least one week in advance.
Each college sets its own policy regarding which CLEP exams it will grant credit for and how many credits it will award. Contact your admission officer or academic adviser to learn more about the CLEP policy at your institution. If you are not yet enrolled in a college when you take your CLEP exam, you can send your scores to your college when you enroll. For a list of the colleges that grant credit for CLEP, visit
You can create and manage your personal account through the My Account link on the CLEP website (
clep.collegeboard.org). The registration platform will allow you to register for a CLEP exam 24/7, manage your personal information any time prior to taking the exam, search for test centers, select your score recipient institution, and purchase study materials.
CLEP examinations are administered throughout the year at over 1,800 test centers in the United States and abroad. You can find the most up-to-date database of test centers through My Account. After you register for an exam, it is important that you contact the preferred test center to schedule your appointment to test. Registering for an exam provides you with a payment receipt and a Ticket ID, but you must contact a test center to schedule the date and time you wish to take the test. In addition to the $80 exam fee, most test centers charge a nonrefundable administration fee, directly payable to the institution. Check with your test center and confirm the amount required and acceptable method of payment.
If you have a disability, such as a learning or physical disability, that would prevent you from taking a CLEP exam under standard conditions, you may request accommodations at your preferred test center. Contact your preferred test center well in advance of the test date to make the necessary arrangements and to find out its deadline for submission of documentation and approval of accommodations. Accommodations that can be arranged directly with test centers include: ZoomText (screen magnification); modifiable screen colors; use of a reader, amanuensis, or a sign language interpreter; extended time; and untimed rest breaks. If the above accommodations do not meet your needs, do not register online for your exam.
To inquire about testing accommodations, contact CLEP Services at:
(800)257-9558 or (212) 237-1331
Candidates taking a CLEP test should report to St. Francis Hall 15 minutes prior to their scheduled test time and may park on Franciscan Way in front of Francis Hall during the exam. The physical address for directions/GPS is 132 Franciscan Way. Report to Francis Hall, Room 101.Candidates MUST bring the following items and will not be permitted to test without them:
Scratch paper and pencils are provided. A calculator will be provided if you are permitted to use one. White-noise machines and disposable earplugs are provided to minimize distracting noises. All personal belongings must be stored in the provided lockers during testing.There are no scheduled breaks during CLEP exams. Although breaks are discouraged, candidates may take unscheduled breaks, but the exam clock does not stop running during a break. During unscheduled breaks, personal belongings may not be accessed, and candidate may not leave the building.
Students see their scores onscreen immediately upon completion of an exam. They also receive an unofficial printout to take with them. The score report shows the total scaled score for each exam taken. Total scaled scores fall between 20 and 80.
On CLEP tests, candidates receive one point for each correct answer. Points are not deducted for wrong or skipped answers. This means they should do their best to supply an answer for each question on a CLEP exam.
If a student does not pass a CLEP exam, the same exam may not be retaken within a 6-month period.
For more information on qualifying scores, receiving scores, re¬testing, rescheduling, or available study materials, please visit clep.collegeboard.org.
For general CLEP inquiries and candidate questions, contact:
(800) 257-9558 or (212)237-1331
All CLEP exams are administered at SFU, but only results from the exams listed below are accepted for credit at SFU.
*Student can receive 6-12 credits of French/German/Spanish (101/102, 201, 202), depending on score. **Essay and additional $10 fee required. Essay exams may be taken a maximum of two (2) times.
Attention SFU Students Only:
Please read the following policies before scheduling a CLEP examination.
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