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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
Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a
fraction of the cost of a college course.
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 properly registered, may test here.
WCSU Testing Center administers most
CLEP examinations however WCSU accepts only selected CLEP
exams. 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
some CLEP examinations, so be sure to check with your academic advisor
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 Alternative Testing Date at an
upon availability of the proctor and by
Currently, Alternative Testing Dates during the academic sessions
are not available until further notice.
Registrations forms are
accepted until one week prior to the posted test dates and upon
availability. 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 letters.
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 College Board (CLEP). The
administration fee is to be submitted with the
payable by Money Order or walk-ins may pay in
The College Board requires candidates to create an
account and pay the examination fee via their on-line portal prior to
the confirmed test date.
To create an account with the College Board (CLEP) visit:
(refer to Step 3).
Once you register and make your payment, you must print your CLEP
payment voucher to present at check-in; without this voucher you will
NOT be allowed to
take the exam.
Center recommends registering with the Center prior to paying the
examination fee to insure availability for the selected testing date.
Registering with College Board does not guarantee a spot at WCSU Testing
Interested in taking a CLEP exam? To Get Started
Future Test Dates
Dates are available on a first-come
Dates are subject to change
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CLEP & MAT:
to download registration form
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.