College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP testing is by scheduled appointment ONLY

To schedule your CLEP Exam, call Testing & Assessment Center at 413-755-4709

This information is subject to change without notice!!!


CLEP Exam Dates

Listed below is a Tentative CLEP Exam Schedule.

  • Wednesday July 16, 2014 1:00pm
  • Wednesday August 13, 2014 1:00pm
  • Wednesday September 10, 2014 3:00pm
  • Wednesday September 24, 2014 3:00pm
  • Wednesday October 8, 2014 3:00pm
  • Wednesday October 22, 2014 3:00pm
  • Wednesday November 5, 2014 3:00pm
  • Wednesday November 19, 2014 3:00pm
  • Wednesday December 3, 2014 3:00pm
  • Wednesday December 17, 2014 3:00pm

Registration Information:

$80 to CLEP; Register online at: https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount

$15 to STCC check or money order only (Additional $10 fee for optional essays - add to STCC payment)

A $7 rescheduling fee will be charged if you change a testing date.

TESTING FEES are not refundable

Register by mail:

Send your Registration Ticket with the $15 to STCC check or money order to:

Springfield Technical Community College
Testing & Assessment Center
One Armory Square-STE 1
P O Box 9000
Springfield, MA 01102-9000

Register in Person:

Bring completed form and payment to: STCC Campus, Building 17, Room 425


Important Information:

  • CLEP credits will be awarded by STCC if and only the student is currently enrolled in a degree program or certificate program.
  • CLEP exams cannot be used to replace or improve a grade already on your transcript.
  • Contact the college you are attending/plan to attend to make sure that the CLEP Exam you are registering for will be accepted for credit.
  • If you CLEP a course in which you are currently enrolled, you will remain financially responsible for the course, and you must follow all course withdrawal procedures.

Register Online and Exam Procedure Descriptions can be found online at: http://clep.collegeboard.org


Frequently Asked Questions

What is CLEP?

CLEP exams are offered through the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and provide an opportunity to obtain college credit by examination. STCC students can earn up to, but not exceed, 45 credits toward a degree at STCC via the Challenge exams and CLEP testing.

What is STCC's Test Center Code?

Springfield Technical Community College's Test Center Code Number is 3791.

Who can take a CLEP Exam?

You do not need to be a STCC student to to take a CLEP exam at STCC. Students who take CLEP exams designate, on the answer key, the school where the College Board should send their scores. Students who have their scores reported to STCC should refer to the list of course equivalents in this booklet. These are the only CLEP exams accepted for credit by STCC. Only students registered in degree programs at STCC and currently enrolled can be awarded CLEP credits.

How is Credit Awarded at STCC?

Credits are awarded as a P thus they are not reflected in the student's GPA. Refer to the list of STCC Course Equivalents for CLEP Exams. These are the only CLEP exams accepted for credit by STCC. Only students registered in degree programs at STCC and currently enrolled can be awarded CLEP credits.

What if I fail a CLEP Exam?

Results of CLEP Exams are placed in our file. Failures, however are not recorded on your transcript. The College Board maintains a policy requiring a 6 month waiting period for retaking a failed exam.

Where are the CLEP results sent?

The candidate leaves the Testing Session with printed results in hand, then CLEP sends the results to those institutions designated by the candidate, approximately 3 weeks subsequent to the examination. STCC receives scores only when the candidate directs ETS to send them here. STUDENTS TAKING THE CLEP EXAMS ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT THE COLLEGE WHERE THEY WANT CREDIT AWARDED TOWARD A DEGREE--TO ENSURE THAT THE EXAM THEY ARE TAKING WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR CREDIT.

How do I know what is covered on a CLEP Exam?

There is a CLEP Handbook on reserve at the STCC Library.


EQUIVALENT COURSES & CREDIT VALUES at STCC
NO GENERAL EXAMS ARE ACCEPTED FOR CREDIT, ONLY SUBJECT EXAMS!!!

EXAM CR COURSE(S) ESSAY
American Government 3 3 PSCI-100, Amer Gov/Politics I No
Biology 8 BIOL-106, General Biology I and BIOL-206, General Biology II No
Calculus 4 MATH-155, Calculus I No
Chemistry 8 CHEM-103, General Chemistry I and CHEM-203, General Chemistry II No
College Algebra 4 MATH-132, Technical Math I No
PreCalculus 4 MATH-145, Precalculus No
French Language 6 FREN-324, Intermediate French I and
FREN-424, Intermediate French II
No
History of the United States I: Col. to 1877 3 HIST-110, U.S. History I No
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present 3 HIST-210, U.S. History II No
Human Growth & Development 3 PSYC-325, Lifespan Human Growth & Development No
Introductory Business Law 3 BLAW-310, Business Law I No
Introductory Psychology 3 PSYC-100, General Psychology No
Introductory Sociology 3 SOCI-100, Intro. to Sociology No
Principles of Macroeconomics 6 ECON-100, Intro. to Economics I and Prin of Microeconomics ECON-200 No
Principles of Management 3 MANG-110, Principles of Management No
Principles of Marketing 3 MRKT-110, Marketing No
Spanish Language 6 SPAN-321, Intermediate Spanish I and
SPAN-421, Intermediate Spanish II 
No
Western Civ I: Anci Near E To 1648 3 HIST-100, History of West Civ I No
Western Civ II: 1648 to the Present 3 HIST-200, History of West Civ II No