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About College Level
Exam Program (CLEP)
Whatever your reasoning for wanting to accelerate your path to a college
degree, there is a College Level Examination Program, better known as
CLEP test for you. The
College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP)
helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a
fraction of the cost of a college course. For more information
about college credit
CLEP recognizes that students may have acquired knowledge
equivalent to that taught in introductory college level courses through
work experience, reading, research, or other activities. By
demonstrating knowledge through CLEP, a student may qualify for
college-level credit without having to attend the course. Western
Connecticut State University (WCSU) follows the guidelines recommended
by the American Council on Education (ACE) for awarding students credit
for CLEP. Test credit is applied according to WCSU transfer credit
policy at the time the scores are received and are normally posted to
the student transcript within three weeks of the exam.
CLEP Testing at WCSU Testing Center
WCSU Testing Center is an open testing center, that is, any
candidate from WCSU or other institution, who is properly registered,
may test here. WCSU Testing Center administers all
examinations however WCSU accepts only selected CLEP
exams. Before registering for CLEP exam(s), be sure to check with your
academic advisor or the Registrar Office to ensure you will receive
credit. Not all CLEP examinations fulfill General Education and/or
academic requirements. To view the list of CLEP exams accepted/credited by WCSU
Each CLEP is a 90 minute computer-based multiple-choice exam.
Acceptance of CLEP exams varies among institution. Advanced permission
may be required for CLEP examinations, so be sure to check with
your academic advisor or the Registrar Office before registering for a CLEP.
Generally, CLEP exams are administered at WCSU one Saturday per
month except for summer months. In the event that the dates posted is
not convenient, you may schedule an Individualized Testing Session at an
additional fee by appointment only and upon
availability of the proctor.
Currently, individual sessions
are not available until further notice.
Registrations forms are accepted (upon availability) until one
week prior to the posted test dates. Once we receive your completed
registration form with payment and it is approved, you will receive a
detailed confirmation letter with the date selected, time and pertinent
information prior to the selected test date. All communication
from the Testing Center is conveyed through email including confirmation
There are two separate non-refundable or transferable payments
for each CLEP exam; an administration fee payable to WCSU and an exam
fee payable to CLEP. The administration fee
is to be submitted with the registration form payable by Money Order,
Official Bank Check or walk-ins may pay in cash.
now requires for candidates to create an account on-line and pay the
examination fee of $80 via their portal. WCSU Testing Center recommends
registering with the Center prior to paying the examination fee to
insure availability for the selected testing date.
Once you make your payment, you must print your CLEP payment voucher to
present at check-in; without this voucher you will
be able to take the exam.
Future Test Dates -
Register as Soon as Possible - Dates
- Saturday, April 26, 2014
- Saturday, June 7, 2014
- Saturday, August 9, 2014
Check back for future dates.
Testing schedule is subject to change without notice.
WCSU administers all
CLEP examinations however, WCSU accept selected CLEP exams. To
view the exams accepted by WCSU and the minimum score requirements
If you are not a WCSU student but are interested in taking CLEP, please
refer to your institution’s CLEP policy.