CLEP-Credit by Exam

San Antonio College provides an opportunity for students to obtain college credit courses in areas that they may have attained college-level proficiency. When students take the CLEP test for a certain course, they can receive credit and are exempt from that particular class. By successfully completing the CLEP test, students can shorten the time needed to reach their career and educational goals.


CLEP testing is available to SAC students and the surrounding community.

 

 
CLEP exams are computer-based tests that allow students to receive their scores after the test.  It is a 90-minute test and after completion, students have the option of submitting or not submitting their CLEP scores to be posted in their college transcript.  Scores are available immediately upon completion unless taking the College Composition with Essay test.
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. You cannot register for the CLEP exam if you are currently enrolled in the same course you wish to receive CLEP credit.
CLEP Brochure
CLEP Credit-Granting Scores and Semester Hour Recommendations
Registering for the CLEP Exam
  1. Complete the online CLEP registration process at  https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount .  Your name on the registration must match your State or Federal ID.
  2. Choose San Antonio College as your test site.
  3. Pay $85.00 CLEP fee payable to CLEP when you complete the online registration. (NOTE: On July 1, 2018 Collegeboard will be increasing their CLEP fee to $87)
  4. Print your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket.
  5. Pay the $20.00 non-refundable administrative fee via our virtual business office at  Alamo Colleges Marketplace , print your receipt or pay in cash at our Assessment Center in FAC 112 on the scheduled days below.  
  6. You must come and schedule your CLEP test date in person on the scheduled days below.  We do not register anyone over the phone or via email,  paying for the fees does not automatically sign you up for the CLEP test.  
  7. To finalize the registration you must bring a copy of your CLEP registration ticket and a copy of the $20.00 receipt on the day you chose to come to sign up for the Exam.
 
Date of the Exam

Students will need to arrive to the testing lab (Fletcher Admin Center room #103) at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment.  You are allowed 90 minutes per CLEP Exam, allow 2 hours per CLEP exam for signing and seating arrangements.  

  • You will need to provide your printed CLEP Registration Voucher.
  • A valid driver's license, valid state ID, military ID or a current passport are acceptable forms of ID and are required to test, expired documents are not allowed.  
  • No calculators are required, an online scientific calculator will be available on the exam. 
  • Electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, MP3 players and smart watches, etc. are not allowed inside the testing room.  Anyone carrying any of these items will not be allowed into the testing room.

If you do not have anywhere to leave your electronics, you can bring your own pad lock and use the lockers outside of the testing room. 

Important Information
  • Registration must be done in person on dates showed below and paid in full (cannot register for other test dates before the registration start date).
  • Registration closes the day before the scheduled test date (see schedule below). 
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to the testing site the day of the exam.  
  • Those arriving after 1:30 pm will NOT be allowed to test or students who do not show up for their appointment, will need to repay the $20.00 fee to reschedule.
Registration begins on scheduled dates below and closes the day before the exam (cannot register for other test dates before the registration start date).  Registration times 8:00 am - 3:45 pm.
 
This schedule has been carefully prepared; however, changes may result in deviation from the information above. For exam descriptions and study material, please visit CollegeBoard for an official score report or call 1800-257-9558. Should you have any questions or require further information regarding CLEP contact Gracie Alvarez at galvarez39@alamo.edu site #6645.

 

Test Date Test Exam
Registration Date  

(registration begins and continues until the day before the exam.)

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

1:30 pm  Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Tues, Nov. 06, 2018

1:30 pm Monday, Nov. 01, 2018
Fri, Nov.  09, 2018 9:30a.m. Friday, Nov. 05, 2018
Tues, Nov. 13,  2018 1:30 pm Monday, Nov. 9, 2018
Fri, Nov. 16,  2018 9:30a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2018
Tues, Nov. 27, 2018 1:30 pm Monday, Nov. 26, 2018
Fri, Nov. 30, 2018 9:30a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2018
Tues, Dec. 04, 2018 1:30 pm Monday, Nov. 30, 2018
Fri, Dec.  07, 2018 9:30a.m. Friday, Dec. 03, 2018
Tues, Dec. 11,  2018 1:30p.m. Monday, Dec. 07, 2018
Fri, Dec. 14,  2018 9:30a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2018