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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Mon - Thur: 7:30am to 6:00pm

CLEP Exams

Review the CLEP Exams Descriptions to learn about the exam.  Click Here for CLEP Exam Descriptions.


CLEP Fees 


CLEP Administration

  • Show up at least 30 minutes of scheduled time for CLEP Administration.
  • Must have print out of receipt of the Paid NVC CLEP Fee
  • Must have print out of the CLEP Registration Ticket.
  • Allow for at most 2 hours (3 hours if taking College Composition CLEP).


Grade Awarded for AP and CLEP Credit

Students taking the AP and/or CLEP test will earn equivalent college credit from Northwest Vista College according to the college's Credit by Exam Policy and the credit is treated as equal to a grade CR in the corresponding course (but is not included in GPA calculations).

Requirements to Award AP and CLEP Credit

  • Official Score Report from College Board must be sent to Northwest Vista College.
  • Successfully completed 6 credit hours at Northwest Vista College.
  • Students may not earn more than 45 total hours of non-traditional credit. 
  • Credit by exam may not be awarded for a course given a grade. Exceptions:
    • If withdrawn from course before census, Credit by exam be awarded,
    • If withdrawn from course after census, must wait six months from last day of that term.

Contact Information

Phone: 210-486-4346
Fax: 210-486-9049

Location: Cypress Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Room CCC-207

Exam Requirements

Unapproved items are not allowed in testing rooms (this includes purses, book bags, laptops, cell phones, books, etc.). It is advised that you leave these items in a safe place while testing. Coin return lockers (quarter) are available on a first come first serve basis, and are not guaranteed. Testing staff is not responsible for holding items and you will not be allowed to test with any unapproved items in testing room.

Photo ID is required for all exams.

All exams must be completed in one sitting and by end of scheduled test times. If you require special accommodations, please visit the Access Office.

If you have any questions, please contact the Assessment and Testing Office at 210-486-4346 or email us at