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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The Center is certified to give College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. These computerized tests allow students to earn college credit for certain general education courses via an exam rather than taking a class. SVSU, along with thousands of other academic institutions, accepts CLEP test credits for a variety of courses, including but not limited to business, math, science, English, and foreign language.

SVSU students wishing to take CLEP exams should visit the CLEP Exam Transfer Equivalency page regarding credit offered and minimum scores required; search by keyword for the subject you are interested in. If you wish to see the entire listing of CLEP tests that SVSU accepts, please type CLEP into the "Search by Department" box. Non-SVSU students should contact the appropriate office at their college or university to learn more about this exam.

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CLEP Exams Important Information

To purchase a CLEP exam, visit the College Board website. After purchasing the exam, testers should visit SVSU’s RegisterBlast website and schedule for their testing session; no walk-in testing is allowed. If a tester needs to cancel or reschedule their appointment, they should see the "Rescheduling, Cancellation, and Refund Policy" on the center's website. 

CLEP offers study guides through the College Board website ( It is highly recommended that students only use current study materials for their exams as College Board creates new study materials yearly for their updated exams.

All examinees must present their CLEP ticket and government-issued photo ID. Testers are required to present a physical ID (driver's license, passport, or state ID) on test day; electronic versions will not be accepted.  IDs must have a recognizable photo that looks like the tester, cannot be expired, and should show the tester’s birthdate. Those with unacceptable IDs or those that do not have their CLEP ticket with them will not be allowed to take the exam and may run the risk of forfeiting their testing fees. All testers must use the approved CLEP scrap paper, pencils, and head-phones (for audio tests) provided by the Testing Center. For math tests, only the built-in CLEP calculator may be used.

Students who are active military and some veterans are eligible for the DANTES program through their local VA. This program offers reimbursements and/or discounts for CLEP exams. To learn more about this program, visit the College Board DANTES website.


The Testing Center @ SVSU
Zahnow 308
(989) 964-2820