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CLEP Testing for College Credit

Exams available weekday mornings or afternoons by appointment.
CLEP testing spaceCUC recommends that before you test, you check with the registrar of your college or university to be sure that they will accept the exam(s) you plan to take for college credit, and that the exam(s) will meet your degree program requirements.

  • CLEP Exam Registration and Appointment Process

    Begin the process two or more weeks before you hope to take the exam.  First register for the exam with CLEP.  Then contact CUC  to receive your exam appointment.  CUC schedules CLEP exams at 9:30 am or at 1:30 pm on non-holiday Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays in many cases.  However, if a holiday precedes your desired testing date, that date is not available.  Within this framework, please email sdsu.cuc@sdstate.edu your appointment request, indicating 1) which exam you have registered to take, 2) whether you would like to be here at 9:30 am or at 1:30 pm, and 3) both your desired and your alternate testing dates.  (CUC reserves the right to reschedule exams if conditions warrant.) 
  • CLEP Exam Cost and Administration Requirements

    Until the end of June, 2017, each CLEP test costs $80 payable to CLEP via My Account, plus a separate $25 administration fee payable to SDSU at CUC on the testing date.  Starting on July 1, 2017, each CLEP test will cost $85, but the $25 administration fee will remain the same. Test-takers must bring their CLEP Exam Registration Ticket, as well as the administration fee and their CLEP-approved ID, in order for CUC to administer their exam on the testing date.  If still minors, test-takers may use the College Board ID Form as their required form of ID.
  • CLEP Exam Preparation

    Visit the website https://clep.collegeboard.org/test-preparation for information about preparing for the CLEP test.
  • Items to Leave at Home on Test Day

    CLEP does not allow test-takers to bring any of the following into the testing area:
    Any unauthorized testing aids Food, beverages, or tobacco products Weapons or firearms
    Mechanical pencils or any type of pen or highlighter Dictionaries, books, pamphlets, or reference materials Flash/thumb drives or any other portable electronic devices
    Calculators (a calculator function is built into the software for some exams) Cellular phones/pagers, smart-phones, beepers, walkie-talkies, PDAs, or wireless communication devices (e.g., BlackBerry, iPad) Any device capable of recording audio, photographic, or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back such content
    Candidate-provided keyboards Digital watches (wrist or pocket), alarm watches, or wristwatch cameras Digital cameras
    Hooded sweatshirts or sweaters Non-medical electronic devices Slide rules, protractors, compasses, or rulers
    Papers of any kind (scratch paper will be provided by the test center administrator) Listening devices such as radios, media players with headphones, or recorders Hats (unless worn as a religious requirement)
    Test-takers will be asked to leave any other items prohibited by CLEP outside the testing area as needed as well.