CLEP Testing: Save Time! Save Money!
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know without having to attend classes. You can earn credit for knowledge you've acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits and/or internships.
Before taking a CLEP exam, it's important to consult your advisor to be certain that doing so will help meet the requirements of your degree or certificate program.
CLEP Exam Frequently Asked Questions
No, we are a limited test center which means we only test our students (CT Community Colleges).
Non-CTCC students should go to CLEP's website to find an open test center.
The total cost is $105.
First, students purchase their ticket for $90 (price as of 7/1/22). Tickets can be purchased via the CLEP Account Portal.
Then, students pay the $15 Proctor Fee to NVCC's Bursars Office (K506). This fee can also be paid in the Administrative Office of the Danbury Campus. PLEASE NOTE: CLEP ticket price will increase to $93, effective 7/1/23.
Prior to making your appointment, be sure you have already purchased your CLEP Exam ticket via their Account Portal page.
Exam fees for military candidates are funded by Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Military candidates are required to pay the $15 administration fee.
Exam fees for Veterans must be paid in advance when registering on My Account, but you can claim reimbursement for CLEP exam and administration fee under the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2004.
For more information regarding Military and Veteran candidates, please refer to clep.org/military.
Several study materials and resources are available to help you prepare for CLEP exam(s). More in-depth materials, which include CLEP Exam Guides and The Official CLEP Study Guide, are available for purchase. For $10, you can purchase and download an individual subject study guide. View the CLEP tutorial video and become familiar with the testing tools, the types of examination questions and the types of calculators that will appear. Prepare today at CLEP Test Prep. Or, visit the Max R. Traurig Library in the L Building 4th and 5th floors.
- Your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket
- Proof of $15 Proctor Fee payment
- One form of valid and acceptable government-issued photo identification (click here for more information regarding CLEP's Photo ID Policy). Please be sure your name on your photo id matches the name on your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket exactly.
- Military test-takers should bring their Geneva Convention Identification Card. Please refer to clep.org/military for more information.
NVCC offers all 34 CLEP exams at our Testing Center.
With that said, NVCC does not accept the following 4 CLEP exams for credit:
- Information Systems
- College Composition Modular
- Natural Sciences
- German Language
For NVCC's full CLEP credit policy, please view the latest CLEP Brochure.
We offer 2 exams that can grant credit for Spanish.
- Spanish Language offers up to 9 credits of Spanish (SPA*H101, H102, H201)
- Spanish with Writing offers up to 12 credits of Spanish (SPA*H101, H102, H201, H202).
The main difference between these tests is that the Spanish with Writing test is longer and is not recommended to students who have never had to write academically or professionally in Spanish. You should discuss which test is best for you with your Academic Advisor.
Remote CLEP exams now available!
CLEP Exam Schedule
|Wednesday, 1/18||1:30 pm|
|Thursday, 2/16||11:00 am|
|Monday, 2/27||2:00 pm|
|Wednesday, 3/22||9:30 am|
|Thursday, 4/6||11:00 am|
|Monday, 4/17||2:00 pm|
|Thursday, 5/4||9:30 am|
|Monday, 5/22||11:00 am|
Total Cost of the CLEP exam: $105Cost breakdown:
CLEP Exam Fee: $90 (fee increased July 1, 2022)Payable to CLEP at clep.collegeboard.org
NVCC Proctor Fee: $15Payable at our Bursar's Office (K506) or Administrative Office (D200).
PEASE NOTE: CLEP ticket price will increase to $93, effective 7/1/23.
CLEP Retest Policy
The CLEP program has a long-standing policy that an exam of the same title may not be retaken within a three-month period (90 days). Scores of exams repeated earlier than three months will be canceled and test fees forfeited.
Candidates who are military service members and whose exams are funded by DANTES, may not repeat a previously funded exam of the same title; however, they may personally fund a retest after waiting the requisite period of time.
Contact NVCC's Testing Center
Testing Center Location:
Kinney Hall, Room 519e