Testing Services

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

What is CLEP?

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a computer-based series of subject-specific tests offered by The College Board.  These tests allow students to demonstrate subject mastery in order to earn college credit.  Students are not required to attend Cleveland State in order to take CLEP tests at CSU’s Testing Services.  Students should consult with an academic advisor from their institution to determine which CLEP test(s) to take.  Please direct all questions regarding the use of CLEP credit for degree requirements to your academic advisor.  Find out about Cleveland State University’s CLEP policy or the CLEP policy at another institution.

To take a CLEP test at CSU:

1.    Register for an exam and remit the $85.00 per-test fee to College Board by credit card.  Be sure to print out and save your registration ticket.

2.    Complete an appointment request form: https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/Appointment_Request_Form-CLEP.pdf  Return this form to Cleveland State University Testing Services with the $30.00 proctoring fee, which is payable via cash, check, or money order.  Please mail the form and payment to Cleveland State University Testing Services, 2121 Euclid Ave., Rhodes Tower West #215, Cleveland, OH  44115.  You may also hand-deliver these materials to Testing Services, located in Rhodes Tower West, Room 215. 

3.    Testing Services staff will contact you by phone to schedule a testing appointment once we receive your completed request form and $30.00 payment.  CLEP exams are administered Monday through Friday between 9am and 2:30pm. 

4.    On the day of the test, please arrive on time with a government-issued ID as well as a hard copy of the CLEP registration ticket that was issued to you through the online portal.  Please plan on approximately 90 minutes for each CLEP examination.