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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

COVID-19 Update

As of March 20, 2020, all TCC Testing Services offices are closed to the public. CLEP testing is suspended until further notice.

If you have taken a CLEP test and believe you may be eligible to have credit posted to your transcript or if you have any other questions regarding CLEP testing, contact your Testing Services office.

Find more information from the College Board about CLEP test center closings.


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 & 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 1 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.

CLEP tests are currently suspended until further notice.

Exam Fees

  • $89 CLEP exam fee
  • $25 Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) fee per course

Retesting Information

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

Updated March 25, 2020