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CLEP Testing Procedures

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, we are not able to offer any CLEP testing.  Some private testing centers may be open and offering CLEP testing at this time.  You can search for local testing sites online. Thank you for your patience. 

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Earn college credit by passing a CLEP test. CLEP is a nationally recognized series of examinations which allow the student to demonstrate knowledge acquired in a non-college setting. Credit is awarded based on the score earned for each examination.

Registering and Scheduling a CLEP Test

  • First, register and pay the $89 CLEP fee directly on the CLEP website. Test takers must print the CLEP Registration Ticket and bring it to the Testing Center on the day of the exam.
  • Next, please use the SUNY Orange CLEP SIGN-UP PAGE to schedule a test date. *CLEP tests are given at the Middletown campus ONLY.

If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please use the SUNY Orange CLEP sign-up page.

Students with testing accommodations who would like to use their accommodations to take a CLEP test must speak with the Office of Accessibility Services prior to scheduling a test date.

Payment and Registration

PRIOR TO THE TEST DAY: Test takers must pay the $89 CLEP fee and register for a CLEP test through the CLEP website. Test takers must print the CLEP Registration Ticket and bring it to the Testing Center on the day of the exam.

ON THE TEST DAY: Test takers should go to Student Services Central (Shepard Student Center, 3rd floor) to pay the SUNY Orange $25 fee by cash, check, money order, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover). Money orders should be made payable to SUNY Orange.

*Tthe $25 SUNY Orange fee is waived for current or former SUNY Orange students who are veterans, on active duty, Reservists, or otherwise affiliated with the military. Spouses and dependents are also waived. Please bring your military ID, DD214, or another form of military documentation with you to the test as verification.

Test takers may then proceed to the Testing Center (Shepard Student Center, Room 225) with:

  • Valid, government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID)
  • CLEP Registration Ticket
  • Payment receipt for the $25 SUNY Orange fee

*Test takers will not be admitted to the Testing Center without all three of these items. SUNY Orange is not able to access CLEP Registration tickets, so test takers must bring these to the exam.

Optional Essays

Several exams (American Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, College Composition Modular, and English Literature) have optional essays that accompany the multiple choice exam. You must check with your school to find out if the optional essay is required. The essays are required for SUNY Orange students.

The College Composition Modular test is 70 minutes and the other three tests are 90 minutes long.

*Note: CLEP Credit Policy documents apply only to SUNY Orange and do not reflect the credit-granting policies of other institutions.