Six Steps to Taking the CLEP Examinations
Step 1 -
Find Out Your College's CLEP Policy
To find out if your college accepts CLEP, use the
CLEP College Search
tool. Each college sets its own policy: It decides which CLEP exams it
will grant credit for and how many credits it will award. Before registering for a CLEP exam, be sure to check with your admissions
officer, academic advisor or test center administrator to learn more
about your institution’s CLEP Policy.
WCSU currently administers all
CLEP examinations however WCSU
accepts only selected CLEP exams. To view the list of CLEP exams
accepted/credited by WCSU
Step 2 - Decide Which Exam(s) to Take
of all 33 exams to find the right one for you. Then, get more details
and try on-line sample exam questions.
Step 3 - Register for the CLEP Examination
Register as soon as possible by submitting the
registration form along
with the administration fee.
Registration forms will not be accepted without payment.
CLEP exams are offered every 4 to 6 weeks throughout the year
except for summer months. You may register up to 3 exams on the
depending on space or session availability.
You will receive a detailed confirmation letter with the date selected,
time, location and other information via email prior to selected
test date. All communication from the Testing Center is conveyed
through email including confirmation letters.
Students with Disabilities
- Check the appropriate box on the
registration form and attach your justification from your doctor.
Submit your registration form at least three weeks prior to the test
DANTES or your GI bill funds the CLEP
examination fee. The CLEP examination fee will be waived with proper
identification. Military personnel pay only the administration fee
as stated under
Fees & Type of Payment Accepted.
promptly at 9:00am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm. Candidates are scheduled in
the order their registration form is received starting with the
9:00am session and rolling over into the next available time.
Candidates are required to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to
appointment time. You will not be admitted after the testing session
has begun. Late arrivers will need to reregister and submit the
non-refundable registration fee again so plan accordingly.
Exams are administered at Western Connecticut State University
43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury CT in the Campus Center Computer Center on
the third floor.
& Type of Payment Accepted
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
payable by Money Order, Official Bank Check or walk-ins
may pay in cash. Testing fees are subject to change without notice.
Refer to chart below for fees.
Type of Payment Accepted
CLEP Administration Fee
Money Order, Bank Check or Cash (Walk-in Only)
NO PERSONAL CHECKS
THIS FEE IS DUE WITH THE REGISTRATION FORM
CLEP Examination Fee
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.
Credit or Debit Card
NEW!!! CLEP now requires for candidates to create an account on-line and pay the examination fee of $80 via their portal prior to the confirmed test date.
· To create an account with CLEP visit: https://clep.collegeboard.org/started (refer to Step 3).
Individual Testing Session
PAYABLE ON THE EXAM DATE IN ADDITION TO THE CLEP ADMINISTRATION
AND EXAM FEES
Western Connecticut State University
Westside CC 300 - Testing Center
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Western Connecticut State University
Westside Campus Center 300
(Walk-ins please call 203-837-8415 to insure staff availability)
43 Lake Avenue Ext
Danbury, CT 06810
Step 4 -
Prepare for your exam(s)
Prepare for your exam(s) by checking out the available study materials,
including sample exam questions,
CLEP Test preparation,
CLEP Official Study Guide
and other study resources. CLEP study guides are available at most
Click Here for Day of Examination
CLEP does all the scoring and reporting of scores, the Testing
Center is only responsible for administering the test.
Normally, you'll receive your score report instantly after
completing the exam — with the exception of the College Composition
with Essay, which takes three to four weeks to deliver. The official
transcript will be mailed directly to the college, employer or
certifying agency that the candidate indicated before initiating the
exam. It is imperative that candidates know the score recipient name
and address to prevent delay of their score report. It can take 3-4
weeks before your CLEP transcript appears on your WCSU transcript.
About Your Score:
To learn about how CLEP exams are scored click
Retaking CLEP Examinations
Candidates may not repeat a CLEP exam of the same title within six
months. Scores of exams repeated earlier than six months will be
canceled and test fees forfeited.
Individualized Testing Session
In the event that the dates posted is not convenient, you may
schedule an Individualized Testing Sessions at an additional fee
of $50 payable in cash only. Individual Testing Sessions
may be scheduled Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and
4:00 p.m., upon availability of the proctor and by appointment
only. Please contact the Testing Center at (203) 837-8415 to
schedule an appointment or for more information
Currently, individual sessions are not available until further