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Testing for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is now offered at California State University Northridge (CSUN) for current students, applicants, the greater San Fernando Valley community and active military (through the DANTES Program). CSUN is an "open" testing site for CLEP testing. Testing is available to students and non-students alike.
The CLEP program affords participants an opportunity to obtain college credit, satisfy course prerequisites, and/or meet general requirements by exam. Potential examinees should contact the university to which they are applying or attending to determine which exams will be accepted, what credit will be granted, and what scores will be required. For CSUN matriculated students, consult the CSUN Catalog for more information.
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM; by appointment only.
The CLEP exams are ninety minutes in length, primarily multiple-choice in nature, and administered by computer. Optional essays are available for several exams. For all exams, except those involving an essay, the examinee will receive the results at the conclusion of the test.
The optional essay is taken only after successfully passing the computer-based portion of the exam. Allow a minimum of two weeks for delivery of the essay to set an appointment to complete the essay portion.
Please allow a total of two hours to complete the check-in, exam tutorial, and the CLEP exam itself. Multiple exams can be taken on a single day but a particular exam cannot be retaken within a six month period.
Log In to the My Account Registration Portal.
You can create and manage your personal account through the "My Account" registration portal. The registration platform will allow you to register for a CLEP exam 24/7, manage your personal information any time prior to taking the exam, search for test centers, select your score recipient institution, and purchase study materials. "Register today".
After you register for an exam, it is important that you contact the Testing Center to schedule your appointment to test. Registering for an exam provides you with a payment receipt and a Ticket ID, but you must contact the Testing Center to schedule the date and time you wish to take the test. You must bring your printed registration form with you on the day of the appointment.
CLEP examination appointments may be requested by telephone at 818.677.2369 or by e-mail to email@example.com. Please provide your name, telephone number, name of the specific CLEP exam you wish to take, and your preferred date and time. Written confirmations will be sent to e-mail requests only. There are no same day appointments.
Proper identification and test fees will be required on the day of your test. Please arrive on time for your scheduled appointment.
Parking in the B3 structure is recommended. You may purchase a single day permit at an attendant booth or dispenser for $6.00. Day pass dispensers accept credit cards or cash and are located by the elevator on each level. Click here for location of parking lots and dispenser locations.
Examinees may take advantage of the CLEP website at www.collegeboard.com/clep to prepare for the tests. Website includes a list of exam titles, a description of each test and links to various resources (some at a fee).