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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

What is CLEP?

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) offers you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the CLEP 33 examinations. Over 2,900 colleges and universities will accept credit for successful scores. CLEP exams allow people who have acquired comprehensive subject knowledge through independent or prior study, on-the-job training, or cultural pursuits to show that they have the understanding of college-level material.

My Account for CLEP

CLEP created My Account – a resource-rich and useful tool for students. Set up your own account!

With My Account, you can:

  • Easily pay, register, and check in (you can register for CLEP exams 24/7)
  • Update your account information anytime before taking an exam
  • Access test center and score recipient information
  • View your scores, and send your transcript to an institution
  • Purchase study materials 

Who Earns College Credit with CLEP?

  • Adults returning to school
  • Military service members
  • Traditional-age college students
  • Homeschooled students and high school students
  • Native world language speakers looking to fulfill their language requirements
  • International students who want to translate their overseas courses into credit at U.S. colleges
  • Applicants for master's degree programs looking to fulfill undergraduate prerequisites
  • Professionals wanting to advance in their careers

Taking CLEP Exams

All 33 CLEP examinations are internet based, giving you:

  • Instant candidate score reports
  • Year-round testing
  • "Rights-only" scoring – no penalty for guessing

Consult with your academic advisor to find out which CLEP® exams are accepted and what score is considered for successful completion. See: Preparing for CLEP Exams

CLEP at Cape Cod Community College

More about CLEP: CLEP® is for Everyone   GETTING TO KNOW CLEP® 

When are CLEP® examinations offered?

CLEP® dates can be found in our scheduling calendar which you can use to schedule your CLEP exam.

How much does it cost to take a CLEP® examination at CCCC?

Each exam costs $89.00 plus a $20.00 non-refundable Administration Fee.  Your costs will increase if you choose to purchase additional study materials through your "MyAccount"; available at the time you purchase your exam(s).

How do I register for my CLEP® exam?

Candidates register and pay for their exams through College Board's website.

What is the Cape Cod Community College code number?

The college code for Cape Cod Community College is 3289.

How do I send CLEP® transcripts to my college or employer?

When you register for your exam(s) in "MyAccount" you can indicate which college, employer, or certifying agency that you want to receive your scores.  There's no cost for the first transcript request—your exam fee covers it.

I purchased my exam – am I automatically scheduled to take it?

Each college sets its own scheduling policies and procedures. Once you have purchased your exam(s), follow the steps put forth by the college you wish to test with. You can schedule your own appointment in our scheduling calendar

When should I schedule my appointment?

It is suggested that you schedule your exam as soon as you pay for it. Don't forget to print your Exam Registration Ticket; you will not be able to test without it.

What do I bring with me to my CLEP® appointment?

  1. Your printed Exam Registration Ticket
  2. Your receipt from the business office for the CLEP administration fee
  3. One form of government-issued photo ID, such as a Driver's License, Passport, State ID issued by the RMV, Military ID (Common Access Card), Tribal ID, Naturalization card, Certificate of Citizenship or College Board® ID Form
  4. Accommodation paperwork issued by the O'Neill Center; if applicable

What time should I be at the testing Center for my CLEP®?

Please arrive at the Testing Center fifteen (15) minutes prior to your scheduled exam time. You will NOT be admitted after the exam has begun, nor can administration of the test be delayed for you.

When will I receive my CLEP® scores?

You will receive your score report immediately at the test center, except if you took the College Composition exam. It takes three to four weeks to deliver a score report for this exam.  You can also view your scores online by logging into the CLEP My Account Portal with the same account you used to register for the exam. Once logged in, go to the My CLEP Exam Scores page to view your scores. Scores are available online one business day following your exam. College Composition exam scores are available 1-2 weeks after testing. You may access the College Composition Scoring and mailing Dates.

I didn't choose a score recipient when I registered for my exam(s) but, since testing, I have changed my mind – what should I do now?

You can order a CLEP® Transcript. This cumulative transcript covers all of the CLEP® exams you've taken and the scores you earned in the last 20 years.

Will Cape Cod Community College evaluate my CLEP® results?

CLEP® scores will be evaluated for a Cape Cod Community College transcript if the applicant is a matriculated student at Cape Cod Community College. CCCC follows the American Council on Education recommended passing score of 50 or above.

What if I am taking this exam for another college?

Be sure that you have spoken to your Advisor and Registrar before purchasing your exam. You will want to be sure your college accepts the CLEP® and that your testing aligns with your academic needs.

Is there a waiting period for retaking a CLEP exam?

Yes, you may not repeat an exam of the same title within three months of the initial testing date. If you retake the exam within the three-month period, your administration will be considered invalid, your score will be canceled, and any test fees will be forfeited. 

What if I want to cancel my scores?

Select the cancel scores option at the end of the exam if you don't want your exam to be reported. There's no way to cancel your scores once you've seen your instant score report. There's no way to retrieve your score once you've cancelled it.

What number should I call if I still have questions regarding CLEP®?

You may call us at (774) 330-4543. The Student Readiness Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30am–4:30pm and Wednesdays from 8:30am–7:00pm; we look forward to helping you.

Contact the Student Readiness Office

Jane Lancaster, Administrative Assistant
Location Grossman 204
Phone 774.330.4543