TSTC is committed to providing highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. We currently offer over 100 certificate and degree programs state-wide.

TSTC students come from more than 100 counties across the state. They arrive right out of high school, transfer from other colleges or from the workforce.

While we are proud that TSTC's education is affordable and a high return on your investment, we realize financial aid is the only option for some students.

At TSTC we understand your ultimate goal is a career you're passionate about and will make you the money you want to enjoy your life! Our goal is to help you be successful.

TSTC has been providing top-quality, career-driven education for Texans for close to 50 years. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates.

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Course Equivalency Guide for the College Level Examination Program® (CLEP)


College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) is the most widely used credit-by-examination program today with more than 2,900 accredited colleges and universities that award credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP exams.

CLEP gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 34 examinations. Earn credit for knowledge you’ve acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships.

Please Note: Testing Center staff may only provide general information regarding CLEP tests and administer the tests. CLEP credits will not be awarded for any courses in which a student is currently enrolled, has been previously enrolled, and/or earned a grade, or has previously failed. Note: There is a 6-month waiting period to retest.

You must make your testing appointment for CLEP tests in person at the Center for Assessment.

TESTING FEES ($87 total)

$15  (paid to TSTC) is due upon registration. This fee is valid for 30 days and is non-refundable. $72 (paid to CLEP) is due on the test date. Acceptable forms of payment are personal check, money order, or credit card (American Express, Discover, Master Card and Visa only). Cash or other credit cards are NOT accepted by CLEP.


CLEP examinations test knowledge that you have acquired outside of a college classroom. Most candidates study on their own for the exams. You should determine if a quick review of the material provides you with sufficient preparation, or if you need to develop a full study plan. For more information: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/prep.html


If you would like to receive credit at TSTC for your passed CLEP exam, a Center for Assessment Staff member will complete the Credit by Exam Authorization form. You will take it to Enrollment Services for processing.

Note: A Credit by Exam Fee may be charged for the granting of course credit based on the number of semester credit hours for which the student is testing.


You will receive an unofficial score report immediately following your testing session. Your official test scores will be sent (usually within two weeks) from CLEP to the institution you designate to receive your official scores.



The college catalog contains only the CLEP tests for which TSTC has identified an equivalent course.


Catalog Addendum

This CLEP equivalency list is subject to change with out notice to comply with TSTC curriculum changes and/or changes. A complete list of all CLEP tests and content guides are available at: www.collegeboard.com/clep/

The College Level Examination Program (or CLEP) is a series of tests offered by The College Board. The tests cover a variety of subject areas including business, science and mathematics, history and social sciences, foreign languages, and composition and literature. CLEP exams are offered on most college and university campuses.

TSTC awards course credit for the following CLEP Subject Exams providing the minimum score has been obtained on the specific test. TSTC does not award credit for the CLEP General Exams. CLEP Scores are valid for ten (10) years from the test date.

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