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CLEP Testing

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Test

The College Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) is a credit-by-examination program that allows people to demonstrate mastery of college-level material and earn college credit. To help prepare for a CLEP exam, most public libraries and bookstores carry CLEP study guides. Study guides can also be purchased from the College Board

  • Tests are 90 minutes with the exception of the College Composition which is 120 minutes.
  • You can retest after three months from the date of purchase.
  • Students may take no more than two exams in one session.
  • CLEP credits are granted for passing scores; see NHCC course equivalencies. Each institution determines how many CLEP credits are accepted. Before testing, contact the college Registrar to find out how CLEP credits are accepted.

Process Information

  • Pay the $85 CLEP exam fee online. Payment options include MasterCard, Visa, Discover or electronic check. Refunds are available up to 7 days from the date of purchase with the exception of redeemed exams.
  • Print your CLEP registration ticket to bring with you on the date of your exam appointment. CLEP Registration tickets are valid for six months from the date of purchase.
  • Contact the Testing Center to schedule a CLEP exam appointment.
  • Bring a government issued ID (driver's license, passport, identification card, etc.), your CLEP registration ticket and a $20 proctor fee when you come to NHCC for your exam.
  • Official test results are displayed after each test. Results of essay exams are mailed to the student from CLEP within three weeks after the test date. Test-takers can send their score report to an institution of their choosing free of charge if they select the recipients at the time of testing/registration.

NHCC CLEP Credit Information

  • NHCC does not limit the number of CLEP credits a student may earn.
  • The number of transfer credits awarded for CLEP exams appear on your NHCC transcript.
  • CLEP credits do not satisfy NHCC residency requirements for graduation.

Contact Information

Location: Educational Services (ES) 108
Phone: 763-424-0928
Fax:  763-493-0552
Email: testingcenter@nhcc.edu

CLEP Test Hours

Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.