College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) 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 District 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 six (6) regular college credit hours 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.

Non-Alamo Colleges students wanting to test at Palo Alto College need to request a remote voucher from the college/university they will be attending to be emailed to the Testing Center. Remote-voucher students must pay a $60 correspondence fee to Palo Alto College.

Fees and Appointments

CLEP testing is available every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Due to limited seating, CLEP exams are administered by appointment only.

To register for the CLEP test:

  1. Complete the online CLEP registration process. The $85 CLEP fee is payable to CLEP online registration is complete.

  2. A $20 non-refundable administrative fee will be paid to Palo Alto College via the Virtual Business Office. To pay in cash, please visit the Assessment and Testing Center in the Ozuna Library and Learning Center, Room 140.

  3. Contact the Assessment and Testing Center at 210-486-3444 or schedule your appointment onlinePlease do not make an appointment until the $85 CLEP fee and the $20 administrative fee have been paid. Students will need to provide the ticket number and the order/receipt number to schedule the appointment.

  4. Students will need to present a valid state or other government ID and your admission ticket on the day of the test. Valid identification includes a state drivers license, state issued ID card, military ID, or current passport. 

For more information on CLEP, please visit To order an official CLEP Transcript, complete the transcript request form.

Contact Information:




Ozuna Library and Learning Center (OZU 143)

Monday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesday—Friday:  8 a.m.–5 p.m.
1st Saturday: 9 a.m.p.m.
Sunday: Closed

DSS Accommodation:
Palomino Center (PC 116)
Monday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
TuesdayFriday: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Please note above hours are not exam testing hours. Call for available test times.