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CLEP (the College-Level Examination Program®)

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CLEP: Earn Credit For What You Already Know

  • CLEP (the College-Level Examination Program®) was created to help individuals with prior knowledge in a college course subject save time and money.
  • CLEP exams are 90-120 minutes in length. Many schools award credit for a passing score on CLEP exams.
  • BHCC awards credit for CLEP exams through the Credit for Prior Learning office.
  • CLEP testing at BHCC is open to BHCC students, and to students of other colleges.
  1. Check your school’s CLEP policy, and check in with your Advisor to see if CLEP is right for you. Find BHCC's CLEP policy on our Credit for Prior Learning page.
  2. Purchase a CLEP ticket ($93) from the CLEP website. When you purchase your ticket, you must indicate where you want your score sent.
  3. Make an appointment for a CLEP test. Test centers charge an additional fee to administer the exam. Our fee is $29 for BHCC students, $43 for non-BHCC students, and free for veterans.

Modern States offers free online prep courses for CLEP exams. If you complete a Modern States course, Modern States will give you an $90 voucher to purchase your CLEP ticket, and will reimburse you for the test center fee.

  • For most CLEP exams, an unofficial transcript is available upon completion of the exam. 
  • Scores from College Composition are mailed 2-3 weeks after the exam.
  • CLEP will send your official score report directly to the school you indicated when you purchased your ticket. It may take 2-3 weeks for your official score report to arrive at your school.
  • You can order additional copies of your CLEP score report on the CLEP website.
  • Complete information on CLEP scores: https://clep.collegeboard.org/earn-college-credit/your-score