College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

There are two ways you can take the CLEP at Valencia College

On Campus: CLEP Testing (campus appointment links coming soon)

or
Virtual: CLEP Testing (via CollegeBoard's Proctortrack)

 


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; processing of your official test scores and credit can take up to four weeks after your test date.
  • 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.

*It can take up to 6 weeks for College Composition test scores to become available as official scores through CollegeBoard.

 

Identification Requirements:

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)

 

On-Campus CLEP Testing

On-Campus testing will begin tentatively in October.

Appointments are required for all on-campus testing.

Campus appointment links coming soon!

Click  HERE for a list of institutions that currently provide in-person CLEP testing as an alternative options. 

Preparing for on-campus testing:

  • Review the CLEP Practice Resources
  • Bring your ID on test day
  • Personal items will not be permitted in the Testing Center. NO large bags or purses allowed
  • Arrive on time to your appointment or you might need to be re-scheduled
  • Testing candidates are the only persons allowed in the Testing Center. Relatives/friends must wait outside of the Testing Center. Children are not to be left unattended in the Testing Center lobby or anywhere outside during the duration of testing.

At-Home (Virtual) CLEP Testing 

For more information visit: At-Home CLEP Exams

  • You can take any of the 34 CLEP exams remotely
  • Remote CLEP exams will contain the same questions, format, and timing as exams taken at a CLEP test center
  • Remote proctoring allows you to take a CLEP exam online while a human proctor monitors you via Proctortrack
  • You must have a PC or laptop (no Macs)
  • A $30 remote proctoring fee will be assessed (in addition to the standard $89 exam fee)
  • When registering for a virtual appointment, please select “at home with remote proctoring” as your “Preferred Test Center”
  • If you are in need of accommodations for remote testing, you must first receive approval from CollegeBoard to complete your registration. To learn more about this process please visit the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities Website
  • Exam scores will appear at the end of your exam, and be made available one business day after testing (except if taking Composition or Spanish with Writing—these exams are available online via the CLEP My Account Registration Portal two to three weeks after testing)

CLEP Practice Resources

CLEP offers practice resources to help prepare you for the CLEP. Please see their website: CLEP Practice – CLEP | College Board

Among these resources are free online courses offered through the Modern States Education Alliance. Offered for all CLEP courses, these self-paced online courses are taught by college professors and are aligned to CLEP exams and feature lectures, quizzes, and free textbooks.

To sign up for courses:

1. Sign up for a CLEP course at modernstates.org.

2. Complete coursework and practice questions.

3. Register for a CLEP exam at clep.collegeboard.org.

4. Contact a test center to schedule an exam.

*See Printable Modern States information  here


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, or wireless communication devices (e.g., iPhone, 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