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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.  To help prepare for a CLEP exam, 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"). 

How do I register to take a CLEP exam?

  • Pay for your exam online at http://clep.collegeboard.org/internet-based-testing. Payment options include MasterCard, Visa, Discover or electronic check. CLEP exams are refundable up to 7 days from the date of purchase with the exception of redeemed exams. After payment is complete, print your Registration Ticket to bring with you on the date of your exam appointment. Registration tickets are valid for six months from the date of purchase.
  • Contact the Testing Center to schedule a CLEP exam appointment. 

What will I need the day of testing?

  • A government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, identification card, etc.).
  • The CLEP registration ticket.
  • $20.00 proctor fee

Additional CLEP Information

  • Tests are 90 minutes with the exception of the College Composition which is 120 minutes.
  • You can retest after six months from the date of purchase.
  • Students may take no more than two exams in one session.

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