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CLEP Testing

College – Level Examination Program (CLEP) Test

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) is a credit-by-examination program that allows people to demonstrate their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit. CLEP offers examinations that represent courses typical of the first two years of college study.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register to take a CLEP exam?

What will I need the day of testing?

  • A government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, identification card, etc.).
  • The CLEP registration ticket (print a Registration Ticket and present it to the test center as proof of payment).
  • $20.00 proctor fee

Will refunds be available on registration tickets?

  • CLEP exams are refundable up to 7 days from the date of purchase with the exception of redeemed exams.

Will the CLEP registration ticket expire?

  • Registration tickets are valid for six months from the date of purchase.

How long are the CLEP exams?

  • 90 minutes with the exception of the College Composition (120 minutes).

When can I retest?

  • You can retest after six months from the date of purchase.

Is there a limit on the number of exams I can take in a session?

  • Student may take no more than two exams in one session.

CLEP Contact Information

CLEP exam appointments can be made by contacting the Testing Center.

Prepare for CLEP

Most public libraries and bookstores carry CLEP study guides including the Official Study Guide for CLEP exams. The study guides can also be purchased from CLEP at http://clep.collegeboard.org/  (under "Next Steps").

CLEP Credit

  • A copy of the official test results are displayed after each test and are available to the student. Results of essay exams will be mailed to the student from CLEP within two to three weeks after the test date.
  • Test-takers are given the opportunity to send their score report to an institution or agency of their choosing  free of charge if they select the recipients at the time of testing/registration.
  • CLEP Credits are granted for passing scores ; see NHCC course equivalencies.
  • Each college or university determines how many CLEP credits are accepted. Before registering for a CLEP exam, check with the college Registrar to find out how CLEP credits will be accepted.
  • NHCC does not have a credit limit on the number of credits a student may earn through CLEP examinations.
  • The number of transfer credits awarded for CLEP exams appear on your NHCC transcript.
  • CLEP credits do not satisfy the residency requirement for graduation at NHCC.

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Contact Information

Location: Educational Services (ES) 108
Phone: 763-424-0928
Fax:  763-493-0552
Email: testingcenter@nhcc.edu

CLEP Test Hours

Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00am - 6:30pm

CLEP tests are by appointment only. 

Times are subject to change during Summer and semester breaks.