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CLEP (College Level Examination Program)


Test Dates: The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is now a computer based examination administered by appointment Monday through Friday. The test takes about two hours, and is only offered on the computer.

Registration: To register, contact The Testing Center between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. A $30 administration fee, payable to ECU, is due at the time of registration.


Cost: The $80 test fee is paid to CLEP at the time the test is administered.


Study Guides for each specific CLEP are offered on the Internet at


Institution Code: 5180


ECU CLEP Credits


CLEP for Military Personnel


Additonal Testing Sites






Bring to the Center: Current official photo identification card (Driver's License), admission ticket, and 2 #2 pencils.


The Test: The CLEP tests are 90 minutes in length and are of two types, General Examinations and Subject Examinations. The General Examinations measure college level achievement in five basic areas of the liberal arts: English Composition, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Science/History; the Subject Examinations measure achievement in specific college courses.


Sending Scores to Colleges: You may designate the score recipient at the time of testing. The name and address of the score recipient must be included on your answer sheet on the day of the test to avoid additional charges. If additional score reports are needed, you must send the appropriate fee to CLEP as directed on your personal score report.


Receiving Your Score: CLEP will mail your score report directly to you at the address you indicate on your answer sheet on the day of the test. Your score report will be your permanent record, and it should be retained. The score report should reach you about two weeks after the test. Contact CLEP for additional information about your scores (609-771-7865).


Minimum Score Requirements: Each university and/or department establishes its own minimum score. CLEP Credit at East Carolina University ( If you have questions regarding ECU's score requirements, please contact the Admission's Office.


Retaking the CLEP: Any examination may be repeated six months or more after you last took it. If six months has not elapsed between the tests, test scores will be canceled and test fees forfeited.