National Test Center

CLEP

PURPOSE
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a computer based program offered through the College Board where well prepared students may take the tests to obtain college credit. It is designed to assist students in reaching their academic goals by gaining college credit for knowledge acquired in previous non-credit studies or outside a traditional classroom setting. Along with many other universities, BGSU grants credit for acceptable scores in one or more subject areas. Policies on the granting of CLEP credit are set by the individual universities and vary widely from one institution to another.

TESTING TIMES
CLEP exams can be scheduled between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.   Please contact the National Test Center at 419-372-7533 to schedule an appointment.

LOCATION
The CLEP is held in the Test Center 413 South Hall.

ELIGIBLE TEST TAKERS
Anyone may earn college credit for acceptable scores on the CLEP.

MATERIALS NEEDED
Test takers must present an acceptable form of identification to enter the test site.

COSTS
The basic fee for the CLEP Assessment, which includes reports for you and your college costs a total of $100.00; BGSU charges an administrative fee of $20.00, and CLEP charges $80.00 for the test.  BGSU requires a check. CLEP encourages using a credit card.  Please note that the testing fee ($20.00) is non-refundable.

HOW TO REGISTER
Call the Testing Center at 419-372-7533. 

TEST LENGTH
Each exam is 90 minutes long, and, except for English Composition with Essay, is made up primarily of multiple-choice questions; however, some exams do have fill-ins.

SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS/TEST PREPARATION
For useful tips on assessing your readiness and preparing for any of CLEP's exams visit the following link to the CLEP Prep Center.

SCORE REPORTING
You will receive an on-the-spot score report.

CONTACTING THE TESTING COMPANY
You may contact Educational Testing Service (ETS) at 1-800-257-9558 or log on to their web site at http://www.collegeboard.com/clep

MISCELLANEOUS
If special accommodations are required please contact the BGSU Test Center at 419-372-7533.