CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)
CLEP, the College-Level Examination Program, is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the country. CLEP examinations allow a person to demonstrate knowledge that has been acquired through independent study, academic interests, or on-the-job training. CLEP may entitle an individual to earn from three to six hours of college credit for each test passed; with the exception of the College Spanish Language. Please see link below to determine the number of credits that may be awarded.
Currently, there are 1,300 CLEP test centers located throughout the world. TCC is pleased to be a part of the CLEP family, providing service to students and the community. Each college sets its own policy regarding how much credit and for what courses credit will be given. Before registering for the CLEP, it is the examinee's responsibility to find out the following information:
Does the college you are reporting the scores to recognize CLEP exams?
What score is needed to receive credit(s)?
Are there additional requirements before credit is granted?
The Official Study Guide for the CLEP Examinations contains descriptions of all CLEP exams, sample exam questions and answers, test preparation in every subject, test-taking strategies and general information about CLEP.
The Guide may be purchased through The College Board by calling 1.800.323.7155. Cost is $25 plus postage (approximately $30.99). Old textbooks may also come in handy as a review for exams. Also, you may view The College Board website for CLEP preparation for more information. Remember, CLEP is the opportunity to earn credit for what you already know.
No prior registration is needed. Administration of CLEP exams are done on a walk-in basis and is based on computer availability. The examinee must present a primary photo ID (i.e., driver's license, passport, etc.) as well as a secondary ID (i.e., current employee ID, student ID, Social Security card, military ID) upon registration. A copy of the photo ID will be made and kept on file in the Testing Center.
*It is recommended that you call in advance to check on computer availabilty before you come to the campus for CLEP testing.
Northeast Campus: 918.595.7534, Academic/Administration Building, Room 1201
Current and Former TCC Students - $80 per exam ($80 as of July 1, 2012)
$80 – payment made by credit card, debit card, check or money order only – no cash payments! (Fee increase may be implemented by CLEP).
Non-TCC Students - $105 per exam ($105 as of July 1, 2012)
$80 - payment made by credit card, debit card, check or money order only – no cash payments. (Fee increase may be implemented by CLEP).
$25 - Separate payment to TCC for processing fee (i.e., cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card accepted).
All CLEP examinations are available to take through the Northeast Campus Testing Center. To see how each CLEP examination "transfers" or is accepted at TCC, click here!