Approved Subject Exams of the College Level Examination Program Credit by Exam
CLEP Exams are given on computer only. Examinees must have a CLEP Exam Form
completed. Forms are available at the ECC Testing Center. Exams are administered by appointment only.
The El Centro Assessment Center is a "closed center": only El Centro students will be allowed to schedule appointments.
Who can take the CLEP Assessments?
How do I start? How do I register? How much does it cost?
- Students who already meet the requirements of a course by experience or training
- Students who are not currently in the actual course of the examination
- Students who are currently enrolled at the college that receives the credit-by-examination
How many exams can I take? When will I receive scores? What grade can I earn?
- Go to the Testing Center to receive a CLEP Application packet
- Follow the instructions on the application to obtain the necessary signatures
- Create an account at https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount
- Register for a CLEP exam and pay the exam fee(s) through MyAccount- $80 per exam (July 1, 2012) $10 fee for optional essays. Print your Registration ticket and bring with you.
- Pay $25 proctor fee to El Centro (at Cashier’s Window)
- Present completed applications and payment receipts including the Ticket ID from MyAccount to the ECC Testing Center
- Schedule a date through the ECC Testing Center to take the examination
- El Centro Testing Center does not administer CLEP exams in January, May or August (due to student registration and testing)
- You may earn as many credits through examination as your ability permits and needs require.
- At least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation must be taken through instruction.
- Credit by examination may be attempted only one time in the DCCCD for any given course.
- It takes one month for your official scores to be available; for computerized exams an unofficial score is immediate.
- Computerized CLEP exams will award a "CR" for those passing; the option for a letter grade is currently not available.
- Scores of "CR" are recorded to the transcript, but not factored into your GPA.
CLEP General Exams are not approved.