College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

At a Glance

Hours Available

All assessment centers are closed on college-wide holidays.

Assessment offices close at 5pm Dec 17-20

Winter Park closed 8am-12pm on January 4

 

West, East, and Osceola Campus is by appointment only

Note: CLEP testing is not available at the Lake Nona or Winter Park campus. Paperwork can be processed through the Lake Nona and Winter Park campus, however the test can only be taken at West, East, and Osceola campuses.

Retake Wait Period

90 days

As of October 17, 2014, the waiting period is 90 Days. Please note that this policy is in effect only for students who test on October 17, 2014 or after. For students who test prior to October 17, the waiting period to retake an exam is 180 days.

Test Fees

$20.00 appointment fee*
$87.00 per test* (paid through CollegeBoard and subject to change by CollegeBoard)

DANTES Tester- No exam fee or appointment fee for first attempt.

Valencia's Payment Method

*Prices subject to change

Time Required

Varies by subject

Technical difficulties inherent with the internet, software or transmission may occur during your testing experience and are unpredictable. If unexpected technical difficulties occur, a proctor will make every attempt to promptly resume your assessment. Extended delays in testing may require rescheduling.

It takes 4 weeks to receive and process official CLEP scores.

About the CLEP

The CLEP is a series of standardized tests that helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. If you have obtained knowledge outside the classroom, the CLEP gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your proficiency in the subject area and bypass undergraduate coursework.

  • In order to meet all graduation requirements, you should take the test prior to the term in which you expect to graduate.
  • The CLEP is a computerized test available to all students enrolled at Valencia.
  • You are able to earn up to 45 credits through the CLEP.
  • CLEP credit meets all graduation requirements, including Gordon Rule mandates if applicable.
  • You will receive a copy of your unofficial scores immediately* after testing; official test scores will be processed 4-6 weeks after your test date and any applicable credit entered into your record at that time.
  • You can earn a varying number of college credits with CLEP, depending on the particular test and the score earned. Click here for CLEP Exams offered at Valencia.
  • You are able to retake a CLEP exam after a wait period of 3 months (90 days). Retaking a test before the wait period is over will invalidate your scores, and you will forfeit any fees paid.
  • You may use CLEP credit under the repeat course policy for D or F grades only. Within the guidelines of the repeat policy, all attempts for a course will be counted in your GPA until you earn a grade of C or better when only the last attempt will be counted. If you earn an acceptable CLEP score in a course in which you have earned a D or F, the CLEP credit will be recorded and the D or F will no longer be computed in your GPA. No letter grades or quality points will be assigned.
  • Passing scores are for credit granting purposes only and do not compute into your grade point average (GPA).
  • Appointment fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Students in need of special testing accommodations must contact the Office of Students with Disabilities.

*College Composition test scores will be available only as official scores 4-6 weeks after the test.


Taking the CLEP

3 steps to test at Valencia College

Step #1 – Register

  • Log into your ATLAS account (you must be enrolled at Valencia with an active status)
  • Click on the Students tab at the top of the page
  • Under the Student forms, locate the CLEP Information and Registration Link
  • Read and follow instructions provided on the CLEP Registration Form.
  • Go to the campus Business Office to pay the $20 appointment fee. DANTES students do NOT need to pay the $20 appointment fee. Eligibility for DANTES- Click Here
  • Return to the Assessment Office and present the following items to register for your CLEP :
    • Printed registration form from ATLAS
    • Receipt from the Business Office (proof of $ 20.00 payment) ** Valencia's Payment Method.
    • Government issued photo ID

Step #2 – Payment

  • Go to www.collegeboard.org
  • Click Sign Up
  • Select the CLEP tab
  • Select the CLEP Exams tab
  • Find the CLEP exam you want and select (check mark) the CLEP $87.00 box
  • Select Add to cart button
  • Select the Register and Checkout button
  • Print your registration ticket (you must submit it on the day of the test)
    • CLEP Study Guide information HERE!

Click here for a video tutorial on CLEP Exam Registration and payment through CollegeBoard

Step #3 – Testing

  • You must hand in the printed registration ticket from www.collegeboard.org to the Assessment Center
  • You must have a current government issued photo ID
  • Arrive punctually at the Assessment Center for your appointment or you might need to be re-scheduled

We look forward to having you test with us. If you have further questions or need more information, please visit our website:

http://valenciacollege.edu/assessments/clep.php

  • Due to limited schedule availability, it is important, to keep your appointment. You will be allowed to reschedule once. Any further rescheduling will require an additional $20 fee. After 3 months, the payment expires and you will be required to resubmit your CLEP registration and related fee.

NOTE: It takes 3-6 weeks to receive and process official CLEP scores.

More Details:

  • CLEP is offered on East, Osceola, and West Campuses by appointment only
  • Test scores must be sent to Valencia.
  • You will need to show a form of ID to test:

The test taker’s identification must:

  • Be government-issued
  • Be an original document —photocopied documents are not acceptable
  • Be valid and current —expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable, no matter how recently they may have expired
  • Bear the test-taker's full name, in English language characters, exactly as it appears on the Registration Ticket, including the order of the names
  • Middle initials are optional and only need to match the first letter of the middle name when present on both the ticket and the identification.
  • Bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches the test-taker
  • Include the test-taker’s signature
  • Be in good condition, with clearly legible text and a clearly visible photograph

Acceptable forms of identification MUST have name, photograph and signature on one of the following:

  • Government-issued passport
  • Driver’s license
  • State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency
  • Military ID (including electronic signatures)
  • National ID
  • Tribal ID card
  • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship
  • A Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)

CLEP Testing Policies

  • In order to meet all graduation requirements, you should take the test prior to the term in which you expect to graduate.
  • Students are required to follow the general assessment lab Testing Policies .
  • Any infraction of the rules will be considered cheating, and you will be dismissed from the test.
  • The CLEP is a computerized test available to all students enrolled at Valencia.
  • You are able to earn up to 45 credits through the CLEP.
  • CLEP credit meets all graduation requirements, including Gordon Rule mandates if applicable.
  • You will receive a copy of your unofficial scores immediately* after testing; official test scores will be processed 4-6 weeks after your test date and any applicable credit entered into your record at that time. * College Composition test scores will be available only as official scores 4-6 weeks after the test.
  • You can earn a varying number of college credits with CLEP, depending on the particular test and the score earned. Click here for CLEP Exams offered at Valencia.
  • You are able to retake a CLEP exam after a wait period of 3 months (90 days). Retaking a test before the wait period is over will invalidate your scores, and you will forfeit any fees paid.
  • You may use CLEP credit under the repeat course policy for D or F grades only. Within the guidelines of the repeat policy, all attempts for a course will be counted in your GPA until you earn a grade of C or better when only the last attempt will be counted. If you earn an acceptable CLEP score in a course in which you have earned a D or F, the CLEP credit will be recorded and the D or F will no longer be computed in your GPA. No letter grades or quality points will be assigned.
  • Passing scores are for credit granting purposes only and do not compute into your grade point average (GPA).
  • Appointment fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Students in need of special testing accommodations must contact the office of Students with Disabilities.

CLEP Prohibited Items:

  • Food, beverages, or tobacco products
  • Hats (unless worn as a religious requirement)
  • Hooded sweatshirts or sweaters
  • Any device capable of recording audio, photographic, or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back such content
  • Any other unauthorized testing aids
  • Calculators (a calculator function is built into the software for some exams)
  • Candidate-provided keyboards
  • Cellular phones/pagers, smart-phones, beepers, walkie-talkies, PDAs, or wireless communication devices (e.g., Black Berry, iPad)
  • Dictionaries, books, pamphlets, or reference materials
  • Digital cameras
  • Digital watches (wrist or pocket), alarm watches, or wristwatch cameras
  • Flash/thumb drives or any other portable electronic devices
  • Listening devices such as radios, media players with headphones, or recorder
  • Mechanical pencils or any type of pen or highlighter
  • Nonmedical electronic devices
  • Papers of any kind (scratch paper will be provided by the test center administrator)
  • Slide rules, protractors, compasses, or rulers
  • Weapons or firearms

CLEP Transcripts

If you are planning on attending another college or university, your CLEP scores do not transfer automatically with your Valencia College transcript. You will need to send your CLEP scores in addition to your Valencia transcript. In order to send additional transcripts, call 1-800-257-9558 or by completing a CLEP Transcript Request Form and mail it to:

P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ
08541-6600