WCSU Testing Center

College Level Exam Program(CLEP) Get Started

Steps to Get Started         


1 – Find Out Your College’s CLEP Policy

To find out if your college accepts CLEP, use the CLEP Search tool. Each college sets its own policy: It decides which CLEP exams it will grant credit for and how many credits it will award. Before registering for a CLEP exam, be sure to check with your admissions officer, academic advisor or test center administrator to learn more about your institution’s CLEP Policy.

2 – Decide Which Exam(s) to Take

Read the exam descriptions of all 33 exams to find the right one for you.

3 – Register with WCSU Testing Center

I. DECIDE ON A DATE: Select a test date from WCSU Testing Center HOME page.

CLEP exams are offered every 4 to 6 weeks throughout the year except for summer months. You may register up to 3 exams on the same test date depending on space or session availability.

ALTERNATIVE TESTING DATE – In the event that the dates posted for CLEP exam is not convenient, you may schedule an alternative test date at an additional fee.

Alternative Test date(s) procedure:

  • Appointments scheduled Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Upon availability of the proctor and by appointment only
  • Call Testing Center at 203-837-8877 to discuss alternative dates
  • Additional fee applies. $50 per session; payable in cash only
  • For this service select option on registration form
  • Mail completed form with administration fee

II.  TESTING REGISTRATION FORM: Complete online, print, sign and mail or drop off your completed registration form along with the required fee payable to WCSU. The registration form will not be accepted without payment. Once the completed registration is received, you will receive a detailed confirmation letter with important information via email prior to selected test date. It is your responsibility to follow up with the test center if you have not received confirmation prior to the test date.

Testing Registration procedure:  

  • Select preferred posted date from the home page
  • Register at least 2 weeks prior to posted dates
  • Complete registration form on-line, print and sign
  • Mail or drop off completed registration form with fees
  • Dates are available on a first-come first-served basis
  • Registrations accepted up to the Wednesday at noon prior to posted dates
  • Dates and fees are subject to change

 

By Mail:                                                                  In Person:

Western Connecticut State University
Westside Campus Center 320 – Testing Center
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Western Connecticut State University
Westside Campus Center 320
43 Lake Avenue Extension
Danbury, CT 06810

           *Walk-ins please call 203-837-8877 to insure staff availability

 

III.  FEES & TYPE OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED: 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 College Board on-line portal.

  • The administration fee is to be submitted with the registration form payable by Money Order or walk-ins may pay in cash. Testing fees are subject to change without notice. Refer to chart below for fees.
  • College Board requires for candidates to create an account on-line and pay the CLEP examination fee via their portal prior to the confirmed test date.
  • To create or log into your College Board account visit: My College Board Account
  • Once you registered, selected an exam(s) and made your payment, you must print your CLEP registration voucher to present to the testing center at test day check-in; without this voucher you will NOT be allowed to take the exam.
  • IMPORTANT: WCSU Testing Center recommends registering with the Center prior to paying the examination fee to insure availability for the selected testing date. Registering with College Board does not guarantee a spot at WCSU Testing Center.

4 – Prepare for your exam(s)

Prepare for your CLEP exam(s) by reviewing study materials available at College Board CLEP Test preparation and other study resources. We suggest to study from CLEP subject based books available at WCSU Bookstore, local bookstores or on-line. Not all subjects are available.

5 – Day of Examination

Click link above for important information

6 – Score Reports

College Level Exam Program (CLEP) does all the scoring and reporting of scores, the Testing Center is only responsible for administering the test.
You’ll receive your score report instantly after completing the exam — with the exception of the College Composition which takes three to four weeks to deliver. The official transcript will be mailed directly to the college, employer or certifying agency that the candidate indicated before initiating the exam. It is imperative that candidates know the score recipient name and address to prevent delay of their score report. It can take 3-4 weeks before your CLEP transcript appears on your WCSU transcript.

About your Score: To learn about how CLEP exams are scored click here.


Additional Information

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Students with documented disabilities, please contact AccessAbility Services (AAS) at 203-837-8225 (voice), 203-837-3235 (TTY) or aas@wcsu.edu for accommodation request and provide justification from your doctor three (3) weeks prior to the test date. Once approved, AAS will notify the Testing Center and provide the appropriate documentation.

MILITARY OR VETERAN PERSONNEL: DANTES or your GI bill funds the CLEP examination and registration fee. However if you miss your test date, you are responsible for the registration fee the next time you register with WCSU Testing Center. The College Board (CLEP) requires for military personnel to create an account on-line. For more information, please visit: http://clep.collegeboard.org/military

TESTING REGISTRATION PROCEDURES: 

  • Select preferred posted date from the home page
  • Register at least 2 weeks prior to posted dates
  • Complete registration form on-line, print and sign
  • Mail or drop off completed registration form with fees
  • Dates are available on a first-come first-served basis
  • Registrations accepted up to the Wednesday at noon prior to posted dates
  • Dates and fees are subject to change

TESTING SESSIONS: Exams start promptly at 9:00am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm. Candidates are scheduled in the order their registration form is received starting with the 9:00am session and rolling over into the next available time. Candidates are required to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to appointment time. You will not be admitted after the testing session has begun. Late arrivers will need to re-register and submit the non-refundable administration fee again so plan accordingly.

WCSU CLEP EQUIVALENCY CHART: CLEP exams accepted by WCSU and minimum score requirements. If you are not a WCSU student but are interested in taking CLEP, please refer to your institution’s CLEP policy.

RETAKING CLEP EXAMINATIONS: You must wait at least three months before repeating a CLEP exam of the same title. Scores of exams repeated earlier than three months will not be accepted (and test fees will be forfeited).

Didn’t find the answer to your question? Email: academictesting@wcsu.edu