College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of examinations that allow you to earn college credit for what you already know, regardless of where you learned it. CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States. http://clep.collegeboard.org/
Review the Community College of Aurora CLEP/DSST Information Guide here also
Preparing for CLEP
It is recommended that you use the The Official Study Guide for the CLEP Examinations to prepare for the CLEP tests. The guide contains sample questions and a brief summary of exam content for each exam. You may order the CLEP Study Guide through the CCA Bookstore or purchase it at a local book store.
The CLEP Examinations
- All CLEP examinations are timed, and most are 90 minutes long.
- Most exams include multiple-choice questions.
- For some exams, such as the English Composition exams, there may be a writing component.
- All exams are administered on the computer.
CCA’s CLEP Policy
CCA grants full course credit for many of the examinations with an acceptable score. For a complete list of CLEP/DSST exam equivalencies inquire at the CCA Admissions office, or go to the Credit for Prior Learning page.
How to Register
Exams are offered by appointment only. You may set up your appointment at
For questions regarding CLEP email Testing@CCAurora.edu, or call 303 360-4948.
Buckley AFB Personnel
Spouses/Dependents, and DOD/Civilians can register online here for the CLEP test. This form is for Buckley testing only. Qualifying non-funded dependents and DOD/Civilians pay a $25 registration fee + the exam fee on the testing date. The DoD MWR Libraries have online practice tests available.
To take the CLEP, oneform of identification is required. Click here for CLEP Identification Requirements
The fee for each test is $105, and must be paid separately as follows:
- $80 for the test to CLEP (credit or debit card) at http://clep.collegeboard.org/
- $25 for the proctoring to Community College of Aurora (credit or debit card)
*Active-duty military members test for free on Buckley AFB.
*Certain examinations have an optional essay for an additional $10 fee.
For most exams you will immediately know your test scores after completing the exam and will receive an official score report before you leave. Approximately one week after you take an exam, your scores to be sent to your designated college (English Composition with Essay cannot be scored the same day and takes approximately one month). You may receive a notice of credit awarded and equivalencies from the designated college within four to six weeks after the exam date.