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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?
  • 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 do I start? How do I register? How much does it cost?
  • 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)

How many exams can I take? When will I receive scores? What grade can I earn?
  • 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.

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