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CLEP

The College-Level Examination Program of the College Board is a national system of credit-by-examination. TTC is an open testing center for CLEP examinations. The exams are available at Main and Palmer campuses.                 

CLEP examinations are computer-based, multiple-choice format and are 90 minutes long. Some institutions require optional essays. Information concerning CLEP examinations can be found here.

Cost

A fee of $85 is charged by the College Board for each examination taken. Students must register online prior to testing. After registering, please print and bring your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket to your testing appointment.

A $25 per test service fee, paid separately from the CLEP examination fee, is payable to TTC on the day of testing. The service fee is non-refundable and is not transferable to another test date.

Reporting of Scores

Most scores are available immediately after completing the examination (scores are reported to the examinee and the institution indicated). Official score reports are mailed approximately three weeks after testing. CLEP maintains scores for 20 years; therefore, transcript service may be requested at a later date for an additional fee.

Repeating CLEP Examinations

To be eligible to repeat a CLEP examination, a waiting period of three months is required. Scores on tests repeated earlier than three months are subject to cancellation and forfeiture of fees.

Optional Essays

Composition and literature exams have additional optional essay sections that may be required. The essay components have additional fee requirements and must be paid for and ordered in advance. Please allow three to four weeks to receive the essay component. Confirm the essay requirements with the school accepting the CLEP credits.

Study Materials

The Official Study Guide for the CLEP Examinations contains descriptions of exams, sample questions, lists of reference materials for test preparation and test-taking strategies. Purchase study guides by phone at 800.323.7155 or online at http://store.collegeboard.com.

Scheduling an Appointment

CLEP examinations are administered by appointment only.

For more information or to schedule a test at Main Campus, contact Testing Coordinator Denise Mosley at 843.574.6438 or denise.mosley@tridenttech.edu.

For more information or to schedule a test at Palmer Campus, call 843.722.5516.

If you require a disability-related testing accommodation, contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 843.574.6131 prior to testing.

Examinations Accepted for Credit at TTC 

Credits awarded for CLEP examinations will fulfill only selected education requirements in your current program of study. Refer to the TTC Catalog to determine which exams apply to your program.

CLEP examinations accepted for course exemptions, the amount of credit awarded, and score requirements are subject to change without notice.

Examination Title

Credit Hours
Awarded

Course at TTC

Minimum
Score
Required

Accepted at
TTC

American Government

3

PSC 201

50

Yes

American Literature

---

---

---

No

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

---

---

---

No

Biology

8

BIO 101 & BIO 102

50

Yes

Calculus

3

4

MAT 130
or
MAT 140

50

61

Yes

Chemistry

8

CHM 110 & CHM 111

50

Yes

College Algebra

3

MAT 110

50

Yes

College Composition

3

ENG 101

50

Yes

College Composition Modular

---

---

---

No

College Mathematics

---

---

---

No

English Literature

---

---

---

No

Financial Accounting

3

ACC 101

50

Yes

French Language

8

FRE 101 & 102

50

Yes

French Language
Additional credits earned for higher score

14

FRE 101, 102, 201 & 202

59

Yes

German Language

8

GER 101 & 102

50

Yes

German Language
Additional credits earned for higher score

14

GER 101, 102, 201 & 202

60

Yes

History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877

3

HIS 201

50

Yes

History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present

3

HIS 202

50

Yes

Human Growth and Development

3

PSY 203

50

Yes

Humanities

6

ART 108 & either
THE 101 or MUS 105

50

Yes

Information Systems

3

CPT 102

50

Yes

Introduction to Educational Psychology

---

---

---

No

Introductory Business Law

3

BUS 121

50

Yes

Introductory Psychology

3

PSY 201

50

Yes

Introductory Sociology

3

SOC 101

50

Yes

Natural Sciences

---

---

---

No

Pre-Calculus

5

MAT 112

50

Yes

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO 210

50

Yes

Principles of Management

3

MGT 101

50

Yes

Principles of Marketing

3

MKT 101

50

Yes

Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECO 211

50

Yes

Social Sciences and History

6

HIS 201 & SOC 101

50

Yes

Spanish Language

8

SPA101 & 102

50

Yes

Spanish Language
Additional credits earned for higher score

14

SPA 101, 102, 201 & 202

63

Yes

Western Civilization I:Ancient Near East to 1648

3

HIS 101

50

Yes

Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

3

HIS 102

50

Yes