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CLEP - The College Level Examination Program

The College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) has been the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program for over 40 years, accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in more than 1,800 test centers. This rigorous program allows students of a wide range of ages and backgrounds to demonstrate their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit. Students can earn credit for what they already know by getting qualifying scores on any of the 33 examinations.

CLEP offers 33 exams in five subject areas, covering material taught in courses that you may generally take in your first two years of college. Most CLEP exams are designed to correspond to one-semester courses, although some correspond to full-year or two-year courses.

Exams are approximately 90 minutes long, with the exception of College Composition, which is 120 minutes. Exams contain mainly multiple-choice questions. College Composition and a few other exams contain other types of questions and essays.

CLEP exams are available in the following segments
  • History & Social Sciences
  • Composition & Literature
  • Science & Mathematics
  • Business
  • World Languages
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CLEP Study Materials
The CLEP Official Study Guide is the only official CLEP guide created by the test developers. It offers:
  • Official practice questions for all 33 CLEP exams, published by the College Board
  • Helpful guides to earning college credit, evaluating a college's CLEP policy, and applying for credit
  • Valuable suggestions for preparation, including methods of self-assessment and strategies for answering exam questions
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To Register for a CLEP Exam
Step 1: Find Out Your College's CLEP Policy.
Each college sets its own policy regarding which CLEP exams it will grant credit for and how many credits it will award. Contact your admission officer or academic adviser to learn more about the CLEP policy at your institution. If you are not yet enrolled in a college when you take your CLEP exam, you can send your scores to your college when you enroll. For a list of the colleges that grant credit for CLEP, visit the Institution Search.

Step 2: Log In to the My Account Registration Portal.
You can create and manage your personal account through the My Account registration portal. The registration platform will allow you to register for a CLEP exam 24/7, manage your personal information any time prior to taking the exam, search for test centers, select your score recipient institution, and purchase study materials. Register today.

Step 3: Schedule Appointment with the Test Center.
CLEP examinations are administered throughout the year at over 1,800 test centers in the United States and abroad. You can find the most up-to-date database of test centers through My Account. After you register for an exam, it is important that you contact the preferred test center to schedule your appointment to test. Registering for an exam provides you with a payment receipt and a Ticket ID, but you must contact a test center to schedule the date and time you wish to take the test.

One CLEP exam costs $80, for military personnel, CLEP exams are free -- find out more! The 90 to 120 minute exams are administered at over 1,800 test centers, and are accepted for credit by 2,500 colleges and universities world-wide.

Select any of the 33 exams and register! You will be taken to the My Account registration portal, your own space to manage personal information, search for test centers, select a preferred test center and score recipient institutions and purchase study materials any time prior to taking the exam.

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How the CLEP Exams are scored
Multiple-choice tests are scored by a computer
Essays written for the College Composition exam are graded by two or more college English professors from two- and four-year institutions, who are carefully selected and trained by the College Board. That essay grade is combined with the multiple-choice score, and the result is reported as a scaled score.

Optional essays for CLEP composition and literature exams are evaluated and graded by the colleges that require them, rather than by the College Board. If you take an optional essay, it will be sent to your designated institutions accompanied by a copy of your score report (which includes results of the multiple-choice section).

Computing Scores
On CLEP tests, you receive one point for each correct answer. Points aren't deducted for wrong or skipped answers. This means that you should do your best to supply an answer for each question on a CLEP exam.

What Your Score Means
Your score report shows the total scaled score for each exam you took. Total scaled scores fall between 20 and 80.

Receiving Your Scores
Normally, you'll receive your score report instantly — with the exception of the College Composition with Essay, which takes three to four weeks to deliver.

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Published date : 22 Aug 2014 01:03PM

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