CLEP is a series of examinations that allow individuals to earn college credit for what they know, regardless of where they learned it.

Crowder College CLEP exams are 90 minutes long, administered on computer and students receive their score as soon as they complete the exam. However, College Composition with Essay will be 120 minutes long and will be sent to CLEP for grading and will take three to four weeks to be scored.  We proctor all CLEP examinations for other Colleges and Universities as well, except exams which require a hand-written component.

Scheduling an Exam

  1. Students must register online for the CLEP exam at Click on ‘CLEP for Test Takers”, then create an account. You must select the testing center, type of test, and pay a fee of $80. This test fee will be increased from $80 to $85 starting from July 1, 2017.
  2. Make sure to print your CLEP voucher and bring the copy to the Testing Center on the day of testing.
  3. Check the date the Testing Center is open at this link.
  4. Schedule below at least two days before the testing date. CLEPs are given on Fridays and only offered at the Crowder College SSC Testing Center located on the third floor of McDonald Hall, room 318.
Examination Score Required Credits Course Equivalent
Financial Accounting 50 6 hours ACCT 201, 202
Business Law, Intro. to 50 3 hours BSAD 230
Management, Principles of 50 3 hours BMGT 175
Marketing 50 3 hours BMGT 200
Composition & Literature
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 3 hours ENGL 109
College Composition 50 3 hours ENGL 101
Humanities 50 6 hours Humanities electives
Foreign Languages
French, Level 1 50 6 hours FREN 101, 102
French, Level 2 62 12 hours FR 101,102,201,202
Spanish, Level 1 50 6 hours SPAN 101, 102
Spanish, Level 2 66 12 hours SPAN 101,102, 201,202
History & Social Sciences
American Government 50 3 hours PLSC 103
Educational Psych., Intro. 50 3 hours PSYC 220
Macroeconomics 50 3 hours ECON 201
Microeconomics 50 3 hours ECON 202
Psychology, Intro. 50 3 hours PSYC 101
Sociology, Intro. 50 3 hours SOC 101
United States History I:
Early Colonization to 1877 50 3 hours HIST 106
United States History II:
1865 to Present 50 3 hours HIST 107
Western Civilization I:
Ancient Near East to 1648 50 3 hours HIST 101
Western Civilization II:
1648 to Present 50 3 hours HIST 102
Science & Mathematics
College Algebra 50 3 hours MATH 111
Biology 50 5 hours BIOL 101
Calculus w/ Elem. Functions 50 5 hours MATH 150/160
Chemistry 50 5 hours CHEM 111

Crowder College students may earn up to 15 credits with CLEP exams, or other alternative learning experiences including: Experiential Credit and Self-Directed Learning. Check with your advisor for more information.

Students may not repeat an exam within 6 months of the testing date. CLEP exams repeated earlier than 6 months will be cancelled and your test fees will be forfeited.

NOTE: If you fail a class, a passing CLEP score does not replace the grade of the failed class. The “F” will remain on your transcript; however, you will receive credit for the class.

Before Testing

  • Students MUST present a form of valid and acceptable identification. See the above CLEP for more information.
  • Give your CLEP printed voucher to the test proctor.
  • Pay the $15 test proctor fee. The proctor fee will be increased from $15 to $20 per test starting from July 1, 2017.
  • Cell phones, ID’s and locker keys are to be left with the test proctor.
  • All other personal items are to be locked into a locker provided by the testing center.
    1. Backpacks, bags, purses, wallets, etc.
    2. Cell phones, music devices, laptops, cameras, or any type of electronic items.
    3. Outerwear such as coats, sweaters, jackets, scarves, gloves, hats, etc.
    4. Hoodies or any clothing with a hood.
    5. Watches, noisy jewelry, etc.
  • Food or drinks must be left in the proctor’s office and are not allowed into the testing room.

During Testing

  • Ear plugs, pencils, and erasers are provided and these are available in the testing room.
  • Scratch paper will be provided by the test proctor.
  • No talking is allowed in the testing room.
  • Students will lose their testing privileges in the Testing Center if they are found cheating on a test and the incident will be reported to CLEP.

After Testing

  • All written and scratch work done during testing must be returned to the test proctor.

Students receive their score as soon as they complete the exam. However, College Composition with Essay will be sent to CLEP for grading and will take three to four weeks to be scored.