Gain Credit Through CLEP
The College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides students with an opportunity to “test-out” of specific Freshman/Sophomore level college courses. Students receiving a passing score on their CLEP test will earn college credit without having to attend the class and will save money on tuition. Visit the CLEP website for available CLEP tests, practice exams, and study guides.
Step 1: Meet with your advisor before registering for a CLEP Test
Some majors/programs do not allow CLEP testing for certain classes/requirements. Meet with your academic/faculty advisor before planning/scheduling a test as this type of information varies (see SDBOR CLEP Guidelines or your school's guidelines: SDSU, DSU, USD).
By creating an account, you will have access to your scores and be able to send them to colleges. This is also where you will register and pay for your test.
Step 3: Print your CLEP Registration Ticket
After registering and paying for your test, a registration ticket will be produced. Please print this registration ticket and bring with you the day of your exam.
Step 4: Request an appointment at the University Center
Step 5: Take the Test
Please bring the following items with you on the day of your test:
- the CLEP Registration Ticket
- headphones if taking a foreign language test
- a valid, government issued photo-ID (i.e. Driver’s License, Passport, State ID, Tribal ID or Military ID)
Once the UC proctor has verified your test and identity, you will provided with a quiet location and computer to take your test.
Step 6: Add Scores to Official Transcript
Once your scores are received by the score recipient listed on your registration ticket, please allow 2-3 weeks for the credit to be added to your transcript. If you wish your score report to be sent to another university, please complete the CLEP Transcript Request form and mail/fax to the information provided at the bottom of the form. The University Center does not forward scores to other institutions. NOTE: If you are a South Dakota State University student, and/or planning to be, there is an $8.50 charge per credit to place the credits on your transcript. Stop at the Testing Center at SDSU once (or if) you are on campus to make this payment or call 605-688-6460 to pay by credit card; students should have their ID number available, name of exam taken, and the date taken.
Proctor Site Name: Testing Center at University Center (SDPURC) | Hours of Operation
Institution: SD Public Universities & Research Center
Address: 4801 N Career Ave Sioux Falls SD 57107
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