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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you want to earn college credit by exhibiting mastery of a college subject, you can participate with the College Level Examination Program.

General Information

  • All TCC Testing Centers administer all 33 CLEP exams.
  • CLEP exams are administered by appointment only.
  • You do not have to be currently enrolled as a TCC student to take a CLEP exam in one of the TCC Testing Centers.
  • To take a CLEP exam at TCC for another institution, you must:
  • Official results can take up to four weeks.
  • All our Testing Centers process CLEP scores from other colleges for TCC credit.

CLEP Exams and Your TCC Courses

  • TCC gives credit for 20 of the 33 CLEP exams and allows up to 18 semester hours to be earned toward a degree. Review the list of CLEP exams TCC gives credit toward.
  • You must be enrolled at least one full term at TCC and be enrolled at TCC during the term for which credit is posted on the permanent record.

Test Dates

CLEP tests are administered only during the regular Fall and Spring semesters. 

No summer CLEP tests are given.

Campus Testing Center Fall 2017 Test Dates
Northeast Sept. 5–Dec. 8
Northwest Sept. 6–Nov. 15
South Sept. 5–Nov. 30
Southeast Sept. 5–Nov. 30
Trinity River Sept. 5–Dec. 8

Exam Fees

  • $85 CLEP exam fee
  • $15 TCC administration fee
  • $25 transcript posting fee (per course)

Retesting Information

  • There is a 3-month waiting period.
  • The exam fee and administration fee must be repaid.

Updated August 02, 2017