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 thirty-four examinations. Earn credit for knowledge you’ve acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits or internships.
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. There is a six-month waiting period to retest.
You must make your testing appointment for CLEP tests in person at the Center for Assessment.
Fees ($115 total)
There is a $35.00 fee due to TSTC West Texas upon registration.TSTC accepts cash, personal check, money order, or credit card (American Express, Discover, Master Card and Visa only). An $80.00 fee is due, payable toCLEP on your test day. Acceptable forms of payment to CLEP are personal check or money order, Cash or other credit cards are NOT accepted by CLEP.
CLEP examinations test the 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 study guides and practice tests, visit College Board.
If you would like to receive credit at TSTC West Texas for your passed CLEP exam, a Center for Assessment Staff member will complete the Credit by Exam Authorization form. You will then take the form 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. For more information see What your CLEP score means.
The college catalog contains only the CLEP tests for which TSTC West Texas has identified an equivalent course.
Please note: The English Composition with Essay has been changed to College Composition. CLEP no longer administers Trigonometry.