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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The FSU Testing Center is closed until further notice. We will be unable to proctor your CLEP test during the closure. Please, check the following link with a CLEP tool to find a testing center nearby: Additionally, stay informed of CLEP updates related to the COVID-19 evolving situation in the following link:

CLEP advises, "If you have scheduled an upcoming CLEP exam, we strongly advise you to contact the test center immediately to confirm that they are still open."

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers the opportunity for students to demonstrate college-level achievement in undergraduate courses and earn college credit in Composition and Literature, Foreign Languages, History and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Business. Most exams are 90 minutes long and primarily multiple-choice, though the College Composition exam is 120 minutes long with multiple-choice and 2 essay portions.

You can view the resource CLEP Scores and University Course Equivalents to see the kinds of credit that can be earned. Contact your academic advisor to find out which CLEP tests you should take and to obtain the required letter of approval from your dean (this applies to FSU students as well as TCC students wishing to obtain credit at FSU).

Visit the CollegeBoard website for information about specific tests, to register for an exam, to purchase study guides, and for further information on policies and procedures.

Registration and Payment:

CLEP exams are offered most business days between 9:00am and 3:00pm. You must register and (except as described below) pay in advance. Two separate payments are required:

  • One payment goes to FSU for administering the test. For current Florida State University students, a payment of $12 is payable by FSUCash only. For non-FSU students, or for FSU students wishing to pay the administrative fee in advance, a payment of $15.50 must be made online. This payment is non-refundable.
  • The other payment is made directly to CLEP when you register online.

On the day you take your test, one form of government-issued identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, will be acceptable for CLEP test-takers. It must be valid and current, must bear the test-taker’s full name in English language characters, and must contain a photograph and a signature. Please review our Testing Center Rules before arrival.  FSU students wishing to take any form of Math or College Composition (with essay) CLEP iBT exam must obtain and bring with them a letter of approval from their academic dean's office.

Score reports: You'll be provided with an unofficial score report immediately after the exam is completed. The official score report will be sent by CLEP to the institution you've selected. Scores will show up on your institution's transcript within two to six weeks.

Retakes: Examinees must wait three months to retake the same CLEP subject exam.

We recommend checking out Modern States' Freshman Year for FreeTM program, which offers free CLEP-preparation courses and vouchers for exam fees. More information is available on the CLEP website.

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