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CLEP

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives examinees the opportunity to receive college credit for what they already know by earning university-designated minimum scores. Please refer to Texas A&M University-Texarkana Catalog (Academic Policy) for a list of CLEP exams administered, the minimum score requirements and the maximum SCH. Anyone who wishes to take a CLEP test is welcome to register to take test(s) at the Testing Center.  For specific test descriptions, refer to the College Board web site. Start studying. Get a college textbook or check out the study guide in the Success Center, and review sample questions.  For additional information click  Information for Test-Takers and/or Exam Day Info.

  • 90 minutes exams except for English Composition - 120 minutes.
  • With the exception of English Composition with Essay, exams are composed primarily of multiple-choice questions. Some mathematics exams include fill-in type questions.
  • Unofficial Score reports are available immediately upon completion of the exam.

The Testing Center strongly recommends that A&M-Texarkana students discuss any potential CLEP examinations with their A&M-Texarkana-assigned advisor and the Office of the Registrar prior to testing to ensure that the satisfactory completion of the CLEP exam(s) will provide the examinee with appropriate, degree-required credits.  This applies to anyone that plans to take the CLEP examinations.

Test Dates Registration Deadline

January 13, 2015

January 6, 2015

January 28, 2015

January 19, 2015

* February 10, 2015

February 2, 2015

February 25, 2015

February 16, 2015

* March 10, 2015

March 2, 2015

March 25, 2015

March 16, 2015

* April 7, 2015

March 30, 2015

April 22, 2015

April 13, 2015

* May 5, 2015

April 27, 2015

May 20, 2015

April 27, 2015

June 2, 2015

May 25, 2015

June 17, 2015

June 8, 2015

July 7, 2015

June 29, 2015

July 22, 2015

July 13, 2015

August 4, 2015

July 27, 2015

August 19, 2015

August 10, 2015


* Tuesday's from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
(During the Fall/Spring Semesters)
 
(Summer Hours) from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Please indicate your time preference
Dates/Time Subject To Change
Limited Seating Availability
 

Registration

To register, please contact A&M-Texarkana's testing center at (903) 223-3072 or testingcenter@tamut.edu with your date/time preference.  If circumstances prevent you from keeping your appointment, please contact the testing center to reschedule within 24-hours. 

Fees

  • $80.00 - all CLEP exam payments must be made Online through the My Account Portal.  Also, you can register by clicking CLEP Exams, select your preferred exam(s), Add To Cart and Register and Check Out, which directs you to My Account PortalRegistering for an exam provides you with a payment receipt and a Ticket ID, but you must contact a test center to schedule the date and time you wish to take the test.  Click on How to Register for CLEP for additional information.

  • $20.00 - Administrative Fee.  Fees may be paid by Personal Check or Money Order ONLY made payable to TAMUT or A&M-Texarkana.  Fee nonrefundable.

  • $5.00 - assessed upon your 2nd reschedule request.

Texas A&M University-Texarkana is not a Fully Funded Testing Center.

Please Note: CLEP exams are funded by the U.S. government through Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) for eligible military examinees. Please visit CLEP for Military Personnel on the College Board website for more information. Some veterans are also eligible for CLEP benefits. Please visit CLEP for Veterans on the College Board website for more information.   If you test on a military base at a college test center sponsored by a nearby military base, or at a test center marked as Fully Funded you will not be charged an administrative fee. If the test center of your choice is not sponsored by a local military base or is not Fully Funded, you will be responsible for paying the administrative fee to the test center. If you are unsure whether the test center charges an administrative fee, contact the test center directly and let the test center administrator know that your exam fee is funded by DANTES. To find out whether the test center is Fully Funded, go to Test Center Search and look for "Fully Funded - Yes" along side the contact information for test center. For more information, please visit the CLEP for Military page.

Identification Requirements

Examinees must present an acceptable form of identification such as your driver’s license, passport or other government-issued identification that includes your photograph and signature. You will be asked to show this identification to be admitted to the testing area. The last name on your ID must match the name on your registration ticket. The ID you bring must meet the following criteria:

  • Be government-issued
  • Be an original document — photocopied documents are not acceptable
  • Be valid and current — expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable, no matter how recently they may have expired.
  • Bear the test-taker's full name, in English language characters, exactly as it appears on the Registration Ticket, including the order of the names.
  • Middle initials are optional and only need to match the first letter of the middle name when present on both the ticket and the identification.
  • Bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches the test-taker
  • Include the test-takers signature
  • Be in good condition, with clearly legible text and a clearly visible photograph
  • Military test-takers, bring your military ID.
  • Home-school students and high school students, if you do not have the required government-issued ID, please complete a Student ID Form, which is valid for one year. The form must be accompanied by a recognizable photo, with a school or notary seal overlapping the photo. The form must be signed in front of a school official or notary. If you fail to present appropriate ID, you will not be tested.

Examples of other types of acceptable ID include:

  • Government-issued passport with name, photograph and signature
  • Driver’s license with name, photograph and signature
  • State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photograph and signature
  • Military ID with name, photograph and electronic signature
  • National ID with name, photograph and signature
  • Tribal ID card with name, photograph and signature
  • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship with name, photograph and signature
  • A Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) with name, photograph and signature

The Testing Center will NOT admit any student who does not meet the I.D. requirement.

Retest Information

The CLEP program has a long-standing policy that an exam may not be retaken within a 6-month period. This waiting period provides the student an opportunity to spend additional time preparing for the exam or the option of taking a classroom course.

CLEP waives this policy for institutions from time to time for exams retaken after a 3-month period upon special written request from the institution. The letter from the institution must be from the academic dean, dean of students or registrar, and may not be from an academic adviser, faculty member or test center administrator. The letter must be on the institution’s letterhead and should indicate the candidate’s name, last four digits of his or her social security number, the examination title and the date the examination was taken. If the letter needs to be faxed due to time constraints, the institution must follow up immediately with an original letter sent via mail. CLEP also requires that the candidate submit his or her retesting appeal (reason for requesting a retest) in writing which should be forwarded along with the institution’s letter. Appeals should be sent to: CLEP P.O. Box 6600 Princeton, NJ 08541-6600 Phone: 800-257-9558 Fax: 610-628-3726.

The CLEP program will not release scores for an examination of the same title taken within the 3-month period after the initial administration under any circumstance. This is an effort to serve both candidates and institutions by ensuring that examination scores for these―retests are valid. If a candidate retakes the examination within the 3-month period, the administration will be considered invalid, the score will be cancelled and fees will be forfeited.

Effective December 11, 2010, candidates who are military service members and whose exams are funded by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) may not repeat a previously funded examination of the same title; however, they may personally fund a retest after waiting the requisite period of time.

Please visit “Retest Policy” on the College Board CLEP website for more information.

Permissible Test Aids

Examinees may bring their own non-mechanical pencils; however, scratch paper and pencils will be provided by the Testing Center. A built-in, online calculator is available for some sections of some CLEP exams. Please visit “Learn about CLEP Exams” on the College Board CLEP website for more calculator information.

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited in the Testing Center: calculators (a calculator function is built into the software for some exams), cell phones/pagers, beepers, walkie-talkies, PDAs, wireless communication devices (e.g. BlackBerries and Blue Tooth ear buds), digital watches, alarm watches, wristwatch cameras, any kind of photographic or copying device, listening devices such as radios, media players with head phones or recorders, dictionaries, books, pamphlets, reference materials, papers other than the scratch paper provided by the Testing Center, mechanical pencils, pens, highlighters, slide rules, protractors, compasses, rulers, food, beverages, tobacco products, hats (unless worn for religious requirement), hoodies, and any other unauthorized testing aids. 

Results / Score Reports / Transcripts

Examinees will receive a preliminary score report instantly upon completion of the exam. A score report will not be mailed to your address. For CLEP exams that require essay scoring, please refer to "Grading Exams" on the College Board CLEP website.

  • Official transcripts are sent to the college or university that examinees select on test day.

  • College Board maintains CLEP transcripts for a period of 20 years. To request additional transcripts, please contact College Board.

Please visit “Scores & Transcripts” on the College Board CLEP website for more information.

Cancellations

The Testing Center has a limited number of seats available for testing. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact the Testing Center as soon as possible so your reserved seat can be made available for other examinees.

Accommodations

Please visit “Services for Students with Disabilities” on the College Board website for information regarding College Board’s accommodation application process.  All accommodation requests must be made prior to testing.

Testing Center Contact Information

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Updated December 19, 2014