CLEP Testing: Save Time! Save Money!
About the CLEP

CLEP Testing: Save Time! Save Money!

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know without having to attend classes. You can earn credit for knowledge you've acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits and/or internships.

Before taking a CLEP exam, it's important to consult your advisor to be certain that doing so will help meet the requirements of your degree or certificate program.


How to Prepare for and Purchase the CLEP Exam

  • Step 1: Choose and purchase exams through "My Account."  Purchase exams 24/7 through the "My Account" portal.
  • Step 2: Schedule exam day. Registering for an exam provides you with a payment receipt and a Ticket ID, but you must contact the Testing Center at NVCC to schedule the date and time you wish to take the exam.  Check the CLEP Winter 2018 Brochure for exam dates.  In addition to the $87 exam fee (increased fee effective July 1, 2018), NVCC charges a $15 nonrefundable administration fee paid directly to the Bursar's office.

Exam fees for military candidates are funded by Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Military candidates are required to pay the $15 administration fee.

Exam fees for Veterans must be paid in advance when registering on My Account, but you can claim reimbursement for CLEP exam and administration fee under the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2004.

  • Step 3: Prepare!  Several study materials and resources are available to help you prepare for CLEP exam(s).  More in-depth materials, which include CLEP Exam Guides and The Official CLEP Study Guide, are available for purchase.  For $10, you can purchase and download an individual subject study guide.  View the CLEP tutorial video and become familiar with the testing tools, the types of examination questions and the types of calculators that will appear.  Prepare today at  Or, visit the Max R. Traurig Library in the L Building 4th and 5th floors.
  • Step 4: On the day of the exam, you'll need to bring:
    • CLEP Exam Registration Ticket.
    • Proof of payment of the $15 test administration fee.
    • One form of valid and acceptable government-issued photo identification.
    • Military test-takers bring your Geneva Convention Identification Card.  Refer to for additional information on IDs for active duty members, spouses, and civil service civilian employees.
CLEP Schedule

CLEP Schedule

Fall/Winter CLEP Exam Schedules

Date Time
Thursday, October 25 4:30 pm
Thursday, November 8 1:30 pm
Thursday, November 15 4:30pm
Tuesday, November 27 9:00 am
Wednesday, December 5 9:00 am
Thursday, December 13 4:30 pm
Tuesday, December 18 1:00 pm
Thursday, January 3* 12:00 pm

*Last day to take College Composition Exam before the Spring 2019 semester and Nursing Application Deadline.

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Retest Policy

CLEP Retest Policy

Retest Policy

The CLEP program has a long-standing policy that an exam of the same title may not be retaken within a three-month period.  Scores of exams repeated earlier than three months will be canceled and test fees forfeited.

Candidates who are military service members and whose exams are funded by DANTES, may not repeat a previously funded exam of the same title; however, they may personally fund a retest after waiting the requisite period of time.

Contact NVCC's testing center

Contact NVCC's Testing Center

Testing Center Location: 
Kinney Hall, Room 519e
P: 203-575-8215

Test Administrators
Jessica Miller 
P: 203-575-8048

Susan Vaichus 
P: 203-575-8218

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