CLEP - The College-Level Examination Program through College Board is a computer-based test that provides an opportunity for students to obtain college credit courses in areas that they may have attained college level proficiency.
Students taking the CLEP test will earn equivalent college credit from the Alamo Colleges when attaining the scores indicated and the credit is treated as equal to a grade CR in the corresponding course (but is not included in GPA calculations).
CLEP credit is not applied to the transcript until the student has successfully completed 6 regular college credits at one of the Alamo Colleges. Students may not earn more than 32 total hours from any testing equivalency source. For more information on what credit is awarded, please read the following catalog listing.
Fees and Appointments
CLEP testing is available on the second Tuesday of every month. Palo Alto College offers CLEP primarily to current or former PAC students. If space allows, appointments will be open the week before testing to our community. You must come to the Assessment and Testing Center to schedule your appointment. An admission for testing application is needed with your receipt for administration fees before an appointment will be issued.
The total fee for CLEP is $95.00 with a $15.00 non-refundable administrative fee due to Palo Alto College at the time you reserved you test seat. On the day of testing you will be required to pay the $80.00 fee to CLEP in the form of check , money order or credit card. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.
What to bring on your test date
- You will need two forms of ID, one being a photo ID
- Your remaining fee of $80.00 in check, money order or credit card (Mastercard, VISA, American Express or Discover)
For More information on CLEP, please visit http://clep.collegeboard.org/
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