Important Note: Effective May 1, 2014, CLEP tests will no longer be available at CCAC. Please do not submit registrations requesting a test date beyond April 30, 2014. To find alternative testing sites, please visit: CLEP Testing Center Search
Prior to registration, please check the CLEP credit-granting policy at your institution to ensure that you are taking the appropriate test.
CLEP is a series of individual tests for various college-level courses. Each test provide an opportunity to gain college credit for knowledge acquired through independent study.
You do not have to be a CCAC student to take the tests. The CCAC CLEP Testing Center is an open test center and administers CLEP to the general public.
On the day of the test, candidates will indicate a college or institution to which CLEP score reports are to be sent. Each college or institution will evaluate the individual score and determine whether college credit is to be awarded.
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CLEP is administered as a computer-based test (CBT) only. You will receive instant score reports (except for those tests which include an essay).
The College Board website contains detailed information about CLEP test administration. Exam descriptions and downloadable study guides for each test are also available. Visit the website for more information about CLEP CBT at www.collegeboard.org/clep.
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There are two fees for each exam. Each must be paid separately for each test and are as follows:
CCAC Administration Fee: The CCAC administration fee for each exam is $20.00 (non-refundable) and is due with your registration form no later than three (3) weekdays prior to your first-choice test date. You may pay by credit card (preferred payment method)—VISA, MasterCard, Discover (CCAC does not accept American Express)—or by check or money order. If paying by check or money order, make each check or money order payable to CCAC and mail with your registration form (See How do I register? below).
CLEP Test Fee: Effective January 1, 2014 - CLEP Test Fee: $80 per test.
You must establish an account at CLEP and pre-pay your $80 fee. You will receive a voucher with a unique number to be used as an "Admission Ticket" on the day of your test. You need to record that voucher number in the appropriate field on the CCAC CLEP Registration Form, and note that the pre-paid fee cannot be refunded should you never take the test. To establish an account, go to the CLEP website.
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To assist military personnel in meeting their educational goals, the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) funds CLEP exams for eligible military service members and eligible civilian employees. Please note that DANTES funds the CLEP testing fee only. Examinees are personally responsible for the Testing Center Administration fee.
Examinees qualified for DANTES funding are:
NOTE: DANTES will not fund retesting on a previously funded CLEP exam. However, service members may personally fund a retest after waiting six months.
You must be registered for a test in order to be admitted. Seating is limited and tests are scheduled on a first come-first served basis. Test dates and times are assigned according to the time your registration form is received. Please specify a first and second choice date and time on your registration form. (See How do I register? below).
Tests are administered Monday through Friday at 9:00am and 1:00pm.
This schedule is subject to change without notice until your appointment is confirmed via phone.
You cannot schedule more than one test per time.
Download and print the appropriate CLEP Registration Form:
Your completed registration form (including the assigned Voucher ID from CLEP) and payment of the non-refundable $20.00 CCAC Administration Fee, must be received no later than three (3) weekdays prior to your first-choice test date. Your appointment will be confirmed by phone. Methods for submitting your registration form and payment follow:
ATTN: Student Accounts SSC150 – CLEP Registration
(Include credit card info on form or enclose $20.00 check payable to CCAC)
(Include credit card info on form)
On the day of your test, please arrive on time and bring with you: checks or credit card (as indicated on your registration form) and two (2) required forms of I.D. per the list below.
The primary form of identification must be a government-issued photo ID card that bears the student’s signature. The secondary form of identification must have a photo and/or signature. All funded military candidates must present a current military ID and a second form of government-issued photo ID.
Acceptable forms of primary identification include:
Acceptable forms of secondary identification include:
All materials necessary for your test will be provided to you. Personal belongings—food, drink, books, cell phone, pagers, etc.—are not permitted in the test room. You will be assigned a locker with a key for storage of your personal belongings while taking the test.
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The $80.00 CLEP fee is not charged unless you take the test. The $20.00 CCAC Administration fee is non-refundable. Be mindful when scheduling your test date and time, as any cancelations, reschedules or no-shows will require a new registration following the above procedures.
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If you need additional information about CLEP Testing, please visit the CLEP website or call us at 412.237.4579.