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How to Get PLA Credit: CLEP Exams

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams

Apply your CLEP Exam(s) credit to your degree or certificate program.

We work together in the PLA process:

  • You
  • Your Advisor
  • Your campus Testing Services
  • Your Department (Chair / Dean)
  • Your Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA)
  • District Academic Support Services Office


  1. You
  2. You
    • See your Advisor for CLEP information and CLEP Test referral
    • Register and pay for your CLEP exam through CollegeBoard
    • Purchase a CLEP registration ticket
    • Schedule your on-campus exam appointment in RegisterBlast and pay the $25 PLA fee
    • Take your CLEP exam at your designated campus Testing Services
  3. Testing Services
    • Receives and reviews official scores from CollegeBoard
      • Official CLEP transcripts may take up to 21 days to be received
      • CLEP credits are generally posted at end of enrolled semester
    • Posts additional PLA fees to your account—based on score eligibility
  4. Advisor
    • Sends an email to your campus Testing Services to request additional PLA fee(s) to be posted to student’s account, if applicable
  5. Testing Services
    • Posts additional PLA fee(s)—as requested in Step 4—to your Student Account module in MyTCCTrack
  6. You
    • Pay any additional PLA fee(s) through the Student Account module in MyTCCTrack, if applicable
  7. Advisor
    • Initiates the online PLA process
    • Attaches PLA fee receipt to show proof of payment
    • Forwards your PLA request to appropriate Department Dean for review
  8. Department Dean
    • Reviews your PLA request
    • Forwards your PLA request to your campus VPAA for review
  9. VPAA
    • Reviews your PLA request
    • Forwards your request to District Academic Support Services Office
  10. District Academic Support Services Office
  11. You
    • Check My Progress in the Student Planning module of MyTCCTrack to confirm credit(s) are posted



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Updated August 11, 2022