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There are 34 separate CLEP examinations. CSUN offers them all. Since they are on computer, exception of the optional essay, each test is available at every test session.
Answers to these questions can be found on the CLEP website at www.collegeboard.com/clep. View descriptions of each test. You can purchase a copy of the CLEP Study Guide, with sample questions for all tests, or purchase for download sample questions for selected tests.
CSUN is an "open" testing location. Anyone can apply to take a test with us.
Each college or university sets its own CLEP policy regarding how much credit will be granted and for which courses. Contact the Admissions Office of the concerned college for information on which tests they accept and the score they require for credit. Also ask if there are other additional requirements before credit is granted.
All CLEP examinations are offered via a computer workstation. Tests consist of multiple-choice questions (some fill in) and are 90 minutes long, with the exception of the optional essays. Essays will be taken on an alternate date. Allow a minimum of two weeks for essay delivery to the Testing Center after completion of the computer-based exam.
Tests are offered at 9 am and 2 pm Monday through Friday (schedule subject to change). Testing is by appointment only. It is advisable for you to contact the Testing Center for an appointment at least one week before your desired test date. 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. There are no same day appointments.
CLEP charges a $80 exam fee payable when you take the test (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover credit card or personal check/money order). This test fee is waived for active duty members of the US military. CSUN Testing Center charges a non-refundable and non-transferable $30 administrative fee to all examinees, payable, in cash, on the day of your appointment. Optional essay is an additional $10.
You may take more than one examination the same day if the testing schedule permits. Charges apply separately to each test. Inform the Testing Center staff when you schedule your test that you desire to take more than one test.
You receive your score immediately upon completion of your test. The exception are tests with an essay. Essays are read and graded twice a month. The official transcript of your score will be sent to your institution by CLEP, usually within one week. You may "hold" your score report if you desire by selecting "Do Not Send" on the list of colleges. One transcript recipient may be selected at no cost on the day of testing; transcripts may be sent later at a nominal cost.
CLEP policy requires a candidate to wait six months before repeating a test. Consult your institution for their policy.
CLEP tests are challenging and preparation is strongly recommended. CSUN does not endorse any particular study methods or material, but see here for an overview on CLEP preparation (Link to www.collegeboard.com/clep).
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