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CLEP Testing Procedures

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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.

CLEP also offers at-home testing using Proctortrack. Detailed information and requirements are available online

Scheduling a CLEP Test 

  • Register and pay the $93 CLEP fee directly on the CLEP website (*$95 as of July 1, 2024). Test takers must print the CLEP Registration Ticket and bring it to the Testing Center on the day of the exam.
  • Schedule a test date.  

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.


Testers not affiliated with SUNY Orange will be required to pay a $25 assessment fee. There is no charge for current or former SUNY Orange students.

Payment can be made in person in Student Services Central (SSC) on the day of the test.  In Middletown, SSC is located on the third floor of the Shepard Student Center. Accepted payment options are cash, check and credit card (no American Express). Please bring your payment receipt with you to your test appointment. 

ON TEST DAY:  Please go to the Testing Center/Office of Accessibility Services (Shepard Student Center, Room 227) with:

  • Valid, government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID)
  • CLEP Registration Ticket
  • Receipt of payment of $25 assessment fee (non SUNY Orange students only)

*Test takers will not be admitted to the Testing Center without all 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. 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.


As per CLEP policy, students must wait three months before retaking a CLEP exam.

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