College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the
country. There are 35 different examinations which allow
a student to demonstrate knowledge in a wide range of subjects. This
knowledge may have come from school, on the job, or through independent
reading, observation, or study. The CLEP examinations are offered by
the College Board and are administered at more than 1400 locations.
CLEP is administered as a computer-based test. For additional information about CLEP, including descriptions of CLEP exams, a listing of test centers, and important CLEP addresses
and phone numbers, visit the College Board's CLEP web site.
Temple is an "open" testing center -- anyone who is properly registered
may test here. It is critical, however, that persons considering taking
a CLEP Test first gather all relevant information about their institution's
CLEP credit-granting policies. Policies vary among institutions concerning the CLEP examinations
that are acceptable for credit.
- If you are a student at an institution
other than Temple, you must contact someone who has
knowledge of the institution's policies regarding CLEP. An adviser
or Dean are examples of authorities who might possess such information
or could refer you to a knowledgeable source.
- If you are a Temple student, you must also find out which CLEP
examinations are acceptable for your purposes. You must check with
the Dean of the College in which you are enrolled, and the
Dean of the College that would offer the course equivalent of the
examination you wish to take. For example, if you are a Business
student and wish to take the CLEP Western Civilization (a Liberal
Arts subject) exam for credit, you must receive approval from the
Dean of the School of Business and the Dean of the College
of Liberal Arts.
- Temple University students who are considering a CLEP exam should
consult the Undergraduate Bulletin for current credit-granting policies.
CLEP Exams are administered at Temple one (1) Thursday per month, by appointment
only. In general, testing occurs during the third Thursday of the month.
Appointments may be made by telephone (215.204.8611) or in person (1200 Carnell Hall, 1803 N Broad St.,Temple University). Office hours are: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
FEE: Two (2) separate payments are required on the day of testing.
- $80 to CLEP (credit card, check or money order) AND
- $20 to Temple University (only check or money order)
More detailed information is provided when an appointment is made.
At the time of testing, candidates may designate one (1) score
recipient ($20 each additional). Candidates should bring the exact name and mailing address of the score recipient. Failure to bring the correct name and mailing address of the score recipient may delay score reporting.
Scores are issued by The College Board. If the candidate elects to submit the exam for processing, the candidate will receive a score report immediately (with the exception of the English Composition with Essay) and the designated score recipient should receive the scores approximately three
(3) weeks after testing. There may be
an additional charge by The College Board, if a duplicate
score report is requested.