CLEP Exams

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. The list below indicates the number of credits that may be awarded for each exam.

Currently, there are 1,300 CLEP test centers located throughout the world. TCC is a CLEP test center, providing service to students and the community. Each college sets its own policy regarding how much credit and for which 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 Exam Registration Ticket to the Northeast Testing Center.

Administration of CLEP exams is done on a walk-in basis and is based on computer availability*. CLEP test-takers must present one form of government-issued identification upon check-in at the Testing Center (i.e., driver's license, passport, state ID, etc.) to be eligible to take the exam. The primary identification must be valid and current, must bear the test-taker's full name in English language characters and must include a photograph and a signature. 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, 3727 E. Apache Street, Tulsa, OK 74115, Academic/Administration Building, room 1201. 


Current and Former TCC Students - $85 per exam 

  • $85 – payments are made online as part of the pre-registration process. (Fee increase may be implemented by CLEP).
    ***fee will increase to $87 on July 1, 2018**

Non-TCC Students - $105 per exam 

  • $85 - payment made online to CLEP. (Fee increase may be implemented by CLEP).
  • $25 - Separate payment to TCC for processing fee paid at the Northeast Campus Testing Center (i.e., check, money order, or credit/debit card accepted).

All CLEP examinations are available to take through the Northeast Campus Testing Center.

CLEP Tests


Name of CLEP Exam: Score Needed: TCC Course Awarded:
Information Systems & Computer Applications N/A Not Accepted at TCC
Introduction to Business Law 50 BUSN 2313
Principles of Accounting 50 ACCT 2213 & 2223 (if taken 06/2007 or before) Exam will no longer exist after June 2007
Financial Accounting 50 ACCT 2213 (if taken 01/2007 or after)
Principles of Management 50 MGMT 2363
Principles of Marketing 50 MKTG 2423

Composition & Literature

Name of CLEP Exam: Score Needed: TCC Course Awarded:
American Literature 50 ENGL 2773 & 2883
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature with Optional Essay N/A Not accepted at TCC
English Literature with Optional Essay 50 ENGL 2543 & 2653
College Composition N/A Not accepted at TCC
College Composition Modular 53 OBJ
6 Essay
ENGL 1113


Name of CLEP Exam: Score Needed: TCC Course Awarded:
French Language 50
FREN 1103, 1213, 1313, & 1413 
FREN 1103, 1213, 1313, 1413, 2113, & 2213 
German Language 50 GRMN 1103, 1213, 1313, & 1413
Spanish Language 50
SPAN 1103, 1213, 1313, & 1413 
SPAN 1103, 1213, 1313, 1413, 2113, & 2213

Note: Anyone scoring below 50 on the language exams should contact the World Languages Office at 918-595-7697, regarding World Language Prior Learning Assessment Exams to possibly gain credit.


Name of CLEP Exam: Score Needed: TCC Course Awarded:
American Government 50 POLS 1113
History of the United States I 50 HIST 1483
History of the United States II 50 HIST 1493
Human Growth and Development 50 PSYC 2023
Humanities N/A Not Accepted at TCC
Introduction to Educational Psychology N/A Not accepted at TCC
Introductory Psychology 50 PSYC 1113
Introductory Sociology 50 SOCI 1113
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECON 2013
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECON 2023
Social Sciences and History N/A Not accepted at TCC
Western Civilization I 50 HIST 1053
Western Civilization II 50 HIST 1063


Name of CLEP Exam: Score Needed: TCC Course Awarded:
Biology 50 BIOL 1114
Calculus 50 MATH 2114
Pre-Calculus 50 MATH 1715 (if taken 07/01/06 or after)
Chemistry 50 CHEM 1315 & 1415
College Algebra 50 MATH 1513
College Algebra/Trigonometry 50 MATH 1715 (if taken 06/30/06 or before, exam no longer exists)
College Mathematics N/A Not accepted at TCC
Natural Sciences N/A Not accepted at TCC
Trigonometry 50 MATH 1613 (if taken 06/30/06 or before, exam no longer exists)

Note: College score requirements for awarding credit vary. Anyone interested in obtaining CLEP credit should contact the receiving institution to be certain they accept CLEP credit for a particular test and to gain information on the minimum score required to earn credit.

Updated 10/2018