CLEP

What is the CLEP test?

These rigorous exams allow students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds to demonstrate their mastery of introductory college-level material and earn college credit. Students can earn credit for what they already know by getting qualifying scores on any of the 33 examinations.

What You Need to Know:

  • CLEP is a computer based placement test.
  • The format is multiple choice, optional essays, and listening sections depending on the type of exam.
  • Is a timed test; typically 93 minutes per exam.
  • Scores are available immediately after testing – with the exception of essay questions.
  • Most CLEP exams require a passing score of 50 or higher.
  • Request for special accommodations for testing must be submitted to Disability Service two weeks prior to testing.
  • Upon passing a CLEP exam, SLCC charges $50 per credit hour to have it placed on your college transcript.
  • You may not repeat an exam of the same title within three months of the initial testing date. ​

What You Need to Bring:

  • Your pictured ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
  • Your ticket from College Board for the selected CLEP exam.
  • Money for SLCC sitting fee - $25 cash/check/money order. Testing fees are non-refundable and must present receipt prior to testing.

Scheduling a CLEP Exam:

  1. Go to https://clep.collegeboard.org/?navId=gf-clep
  2. Click sign in on the top right
  3. If you have an account sign in – if not then click sign up on the left
  4. Choose your exam
  5. Pay for exam
  6. Print receipt
  7. Contact Bonnie DeRouen 337-521-9627 to set up a test date and time

CLEP Dates and Times

  • September 15, 2017 8:30 AM
  • September 15, 2017 10:15 AM
  • September 26, 2017 1:00 PM
  • September 26, 2017 3:00 PM
  • October 5, 2017 1:00 PM
  • October 5, 2017 3:00 PM
  • October 17, 2017 9:00 AM
  • October 17, 2017 11:00 AM
  • October 31, 2017 1:00 PM
  • October 31, 2017 3:00 PM
  • November 7, 2017 1:00 PM
  • November 7, 2017 3:00 PM
  • November 15, 2017 9:00 AM
  • November 15, 2017 11:00 AM
  • November 28, 2017 1:00 PM
  • November 28, 2017 3:00 PM

How to Prepare for a CLEP Exam:

  • Review study guides and practice exams
  • Get a good night’s rest prior to the exam
  • Eat a nutritious meal prior to testing

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