CLEP examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements in the first two years of college. Colleges generally grant the same amount of credit to students earning satisfactory scores on the CLEP examination as it grants to students successfully completing that course. Northeast State does not award letter grades for CLEP examinations instead students receive a “P” for passing.
Each exam is 90 minutes long, and, except for English Composition with Essay, is made up primarily of multiple-choice questions; however, some exams do have fill-ins. Score reports for all examinations, except English Composition with Essay, are available immediately after completion of the test. The College Board mails official results to students and the designated institution within two to three weeks while English Composition with Essay results may take up to six weeks.
CLEP provides specific information on knowledge and skills required for all their examinations on the CLEP website.
Northeast State students, please check Northeast State’s course equivalency tablebefore signing up for an exam. Northeast State does not offer credit equivalency for all of the CLEP examinations. Non-Northeast State students must check with their home institution for approved CLEP examinations and credit hours earned for each exam.