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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The Center is certified to give College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests to both SVSU and non-SVSU students.  These computerized tests allow students to earn college credit for certain general education courses via an exam rather than taking a class.  SVSU is one of the thousands of academic institutions that 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.  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 for this information.

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CLEP Exams Important Information

Each CLEP test requires the purchase of an exam ticket from CollegeBoard; tickets are presented to the proctor on test day.  After purchasing, an appointment can be made with the Testing Center.  Due to the nature of these exams, 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.  Examinees should make note of their CLEP ticket's expiration date to ensure they do not schedule for an appointment past the date listed.  Staff cannot proctor expired exams and do not have the authority to edit final test dates.

CLEP offers electronic study guides through the CollegeBoard website which are available when purchasing a CLEP exam ticket.  It is highly recommended that students only use current study materials for their exams as CollegeBoard creates new study materials yearly for their updated exams.

All examinees must bring the following items to their appointment in order to test.  Testers who arrive without these items will not be allowed to take their exam per CollegeBoard's policies.

  • A CLEP exam ticket.  Please ensure that the ticket is not for an online testing site and that it has not expired.
  • A government-issued photo ID that contains their photo, signature, and birthdate.  Acceptable IDs include driver's licenses, state IDs, or passports.  IDs cannot be expired, and electronic versions or "photos" of the original ID will not be accepted.
    • If a student is a minor and does not have a passport or state ID, they are required to complete the CLEP Student ID Form, which must be notarized by a representative from their school, and then presented to the proctor on test day.

Testers must use the approved CLEP scrap paper, pencils, and headphones (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 CollegeBoard DANTES website.

Students that have testing accommodations should contact the Testing Center at 989-964-2820 in advance of their test date to discuss their needs.  Additionally, CLEP requires that each tester present to the Testing Center a copy of an IEP or a print off from the AIMS system noting the student's accommodations before they can be granted.  Testers that arrive without this documentation, per CLEP policy, cannot receive their accommodations and must reschedule for a later date.


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