CLEP (College Level Examination Program)

STCC has partnered with the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to offer College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. These tests provide an opportunity for STCC students (and the general public) to obtain college credit by examination. STCC students can earn up to, but not exceed, 45 credits toward a degree at STCC via Challenge exams and CLEP testing.

CLEP testing is by scheduled appointment ONLY

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

CLEP Exam Dates

Listed below is a Tentative CLEP Exam Schedule. 

This information is subject to change without notice.

  • Wednesday                   March 22, 2017                       3:00pm

  • Wednesday                   April 5, 2017                          3:00pm

  • Wednesday                   April 19, 2017                        3:00pm

  • Wednesday                   May 3, 2017                             3:00pm

  • Wednesday                   May 17, 2017                           3:00pm

  • Wednesday                   May 31, 2017                           3:00pm

  • Friday                          June 16, 2017                          12:00pm

  • Wednesday                   June 21, 2017                          3:00pm

  • Wednesday                   July 5, 2017                             3:00pm

  • Wednesday                   July 19, 2017                           3:00pm

  • Wednesday                   August 2, 2017                        3:00pm

  • Wednesday                   August 16, 2017                      3:00PM

     

    Effective July 1, 2017, the new CLEP fee will be $85.00

 

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 for STCC students
  • CLEP credits will be awarded by STCC only if the student is currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program.
  • CLEP exams cannot be used to replace or improve a grade already on your transcript.
  • 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 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 listed below. These are the only CLEP exams accepted for credit by STCC. Only students registered in degree or certificate programs at STCC and currently enrolled can be awarded CLEP credits.

How is Credit Awarded at STCC?

Credits are designated with a "CL" on the transcript, and 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, and then ETS 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 (NOTE: ONLY SUBJECT EXAMS ARE ACCEPTED FOR CREDIT!!!)

EXAM

CR

COURSE(S)

ESSAY

American Government 3

3

PSC-101, Amer Gov/Politics 1

No

Biology

8

BIO-201/201L, Biology 1 and BIO-202/202L, Biology 2

No

Calculus

4

MAT-131, Calculus 1

No

Chemistry

8

CHM-111/111L, General Chemistry 1 and CHM-112/112L, General Chemistry 2

No

College Algebra

4

MAT-124, Technical Math 1

No

PreCalculus

4

MAT-130, Precalculus

No

French Language

6

FRE-201, Intermediate French 1 and
FRE-202, Intermediate French 2

No

History of the United States I: Col. to 1877

3

HIS-110, Survey of U.S. History and Government

No

History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present

3

HIS-111, Survey of Modern U.S. History

No

Human Growth & Development

3

PSY-210, Lifespan Human Growth & Development

No

Introductory Business Law

3

LAW-214, Business Law Essentials

No

Introductory Psychology

3

PSY-101, General Psychology

No

Introductory Sociology

3

SOC-101, Intro. to Sociology

No

Principles of Macroeconomics

6

ECN-101, Economics 1 and ECN-102, Economics 2

No

Principles of Management

3

MGT-101, Principles of Management

No

Principles of Marketing

3

MKT-101, Principles of Marketing

No

Spanish Language

6

SPN-201, Intermediate Spanish 1 and SPN-202, Intermediate Spanish 2 

No

Western Civ I: Anci Near E To 1648

3

HIS-100, Survey of Early Western Civilization

No

Western Civ II: 1648 to the Present

3

HIS-101, Survey of Modern Western Civilization

No