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About College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

Whatever your reasoning for wanting to accelerate your path to a college degree, there is a College Level Examination Program, better known as CLEP test for you. The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course.  For more information about college credit click here.

CLEP recognizes that students may have acquired knowledge equivalent to that taught in introductory college level courses through work experience, reading, research, or other activities. By demonstrating knowledge through CLEP, a student may qualify for college-level credit without having to attend the course. Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) follows the guidelines recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for awarding students credit for CLEP. Test credit is applied according to WCSU transfer credit policy at the time the scores are received and are normally posted to the student transcript within three weeks of the exam.



CLEP Testing at WCSU Testing Center

WCSU Testing Center is an open testing center, that is, any candidate from WCSU or other institution, who is properly registered, may test here.  WCSU Testing Center administers all CLEP examinations however WCSU accepts only selected CLEP exams. Before registering for CLEP exam(s), be sure to check with your academic advisor or the Registrar Office to ensure you will receive credit. Not all CLEP examinations fulfill General Education and/or academic requirements. To view the list of CLEP exams accepted/credited by WCSU click here.

Each CLEP is a 90 minute computer-based multiple-choice exam.  Acceptance of CLEP exams varies among institution. Advanced permission may be required for CLEP examinations, so be sure to check with your academic advisor or the Registrar Office before registering for a CLEP.

Generally, CLEP exams are administered at WCSU one Saturday per month except for summer months. In the event that the dates posted is not convenient, you may schedule an Individualized Testing Session at an additional fee by appointment only and upon availability of the proctor. Currently, individual sessions are not available until further notice.

Registrations forms are accepted (upon availability) until one week prior to the posted test dates. Once we receive your completed registration form with payment and it is approved, you will receive a detailed confirmation letter with the date selected, time and pertinent information prior to the selected test date.  All communication from the Testing Center is conveyed through email including confirmation letters.

CLEP Fees:

There are two separate non-refundable or transferable payments for each CLEP exam; an administration fee payable to WCSU and an exam fee payable to CLEP.  The administration fee is to be submitted with the registration form payable by Money Order, Official Bank Check or walk-ins may pay in cash.

NEW!!! CLEP now requires for candidates to create an account on-line and pay the examination fee of $80 via their portal. WCSU Testing Center recommends registering with the Center prior to paying the examination fee to insure availability for the selected testing date.


Once you make your payment, you must print your CLEP payment voucher to present at check-in; without this voucher you will NOT be able to take the exam.


Future Test Dates -
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  • Saturday, June 7, 2014
  • Saturday, August 9, 2014

Check back for future dates.
Testing schedule is subject to change without notice.

Registration Forms

  • CLEP & MAT: Click here to download a registration form.

  • Distance Learning: Click here to register online.

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WCSU administers all CLEP examinations however, WCSU accept selected CLEP exams. To view the exams accepted by WCSU and the minimum score requirements click here.

If you are not a WCSU student but are interested in taking CLEP, please refer to your institution’s CLEP policy.





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