College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) is the most widely used credit-by-examination program today with more than 2,900 accredited colleges and universities that award credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP exams.
CLEP gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 34 examinations. Earn credit for knowledge you’ve acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships.
Please Note: Testing Center staff may only provide general information regarding CLEP tests and administer the tests. CLEP credits will not be awarded for any courses in which a student is currently enrolled, has been previously enrolled, and/or earned a grade, or has previously failed. Note: There is a 6-month waiting period to retest.
REGISTER TO TAKE AN EXAM
Beginning Jan. 2, 2014, all CLEP exam payments must be made by test-takers online through the My Account registration portal . The CLEP exams are 90-minutes long and cost $80 each. The TSTC test administration fee of $15 is due the day of testing and is non-refundable. Other forms of payment (i.e. credit card, check, money orders) will no longer be acceptable at test centers for CLEP Exams.
Upon completing the registration process each test-taker will print a Registration Ticket. This ticket must be presented at the test center as proof of payment. The ticket will include a Ticket/ Voucher ID be used for check-in at the testing center.
For more information, contact CLEP Services at (800) 257-9558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHEDULE A TEST DAY
Please contact Karen Armstead at (254) 867-3632 to schedule your testing appointment.
PREPARING FOR THE CLEP
CLEP examinations test knowledge that you have acquired outside of a college classroom. Most candidates study on their own for the exams. You should determine if a quick review of the material provides you with sufficient preparation, or if you need to develop a full study plan. For more information: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/prep.html.
If you would like to receive credit at TSTC for your passed CLEP exam, a Center for Assessment Staff member will complete the Credit by Exam Authorization form. You will take it to Enrollment Services for processing.
Note: A Credit by Exam Fee may be charged for the granting of course credit based on the number of semester credit hours for which the student is testing.
You will receive an unofficial score report immediately following your testing session. Your official test scores will be sent (usually within two weeks) from CLEP to the institution you designate to receive your official scores.
CLEP SUBJECT AREA
The college catalog contains only the CLEP tests for which TSTC has identified an equivalent course.
Please note TSTC acceptance update: The English Composition with Essay has been changed to College Composition. CLEP no longer administers Trigonometry.