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?

Test Preparation
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.

Pre-registration and payment must be completed online at
.  Once payment and registration are completed, bring the voucher to the Testing Center to take your exam.   

Administration of CLEP exams are done on a walk-in basis and is based on computer availability*.  Effective July 1, 2014, one form of government-issued identification will be acceptable for CLEP test-takers. A secondary form of ID will no longer be required. The primary identification must be valid and current, must bear the test-taker’s full name in English language characters, and must contain a photograph and a signatureUpon check-in at the Testing Center, the examinee must present a primary photo ID (i.e., driver's license, passport, state id, etc.) to be eligible to take the exam. A copy of the photo ID will be made and kept on file in the Testing Center.  Please refer to the CLEP site for all acceptable forms of identification.


*IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU CALL IN ADVANCE TO CHECK ON COMPUTER AVAILABILITY BEFORE YOU COME TO CAMPUS FOR CLEP TESTING.  Please note that we will not begin a CLEP exam less than 2 hours prior to closing time (3 hours for the College Composition Modular exam).

Northeast Campus: 918.595.7534, Academic/Administration Building, Room 1201

Northeast Campus Testing Center Operating Hours

Northeast Campus Testing Center Directions


Current and Former TCC Students - $80 per exam ($80 as of July 1, 2012)

  • $80 – payments are made online as part of the pre-registration process. (Fee increase may be implemented by CLEP).

Non-TCC Students - $105 per exam ($105 as of July 1, 2012)

  • $80 - payment made online to CLEP. (Fee increase may be implemented by CLEP).

  •  $25 - Separate payment to TCC for processing fee paid at the Testing Center (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!

Click here for full descriptions of the CLEP examinations!