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The CLEP® (College-Level Examination Program®)

Published or Revised April 26, 2019

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) provides students with the opportunity to receive college credit through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. If a student receives a satisfactory score, he/she may earn from 3 to 8 semester credit hours toward a college degree. A student may not earn CLEP credit for any course in which he/she are currently enrolled, and any course in which the student has already earned a grade. Students must have earned a minimum of twelve (12) semester credit hours at Paris Junior College (PJC), and be TSI complete before CLEP credit will be posted to the student’s transcript.

Most CLEP tests are designated to correspond to one-semester courses (i.e. ENGL 1301 or HIST 1301), although some correspond to full-year or two-semester courses (i.e. SPAN 1411 & 1412). The American Council on Education recommends a credit-granting score of 50 for all exams. All exams are scored on a scale of 20 to 80. The CLEP test is administered on a computer and available year-round.  Study materials are available at to prepare for the exam. The tests are timed and most exams are 90 minutes in length. After registering online, contact the PJC Testing Center at (903) 782-0446 to schedule your testing appointment. The Testing Center is located in the Alford Center room 107.

Test Fees:

1. Effective July 1, 2019, the CLEP examination fee will be $89, and must be paid when registering online before scheduling your test (register for exam at Credit and debit card payments only.

2. $30 administration fee per test payable to PJC on test day (bring credit/debit card, check with driver’s license or exact Cash).

3. All test fees are non-refundable.

Instructions to register online

Register online at for CLEP exams.

1. Must create an account. Keep a record of your username and password.

2. Register to take CLEP exam.

3. Select your testing center and score recipient.

4. Pay $89 CLEP fee with credit or debit card.

5. Print your “registration ticket” and bring to PJC Testing Center.

You must bring one form of valid identification (ID) to the PJC Testing Center.

ID must be a valid, unexpired, government-issued photo ID.

NOTE: If you have questions about the ID policy, contact CLEP Services at (800) 257-9558, (609) 771-7865, or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Unacceptable ID Documents include credit or debit cards of any kind, social security card or Employee ID.

Candidates with disabilities who require accommodations must make arrangements well in advance of the test date.  Documentation supporting the disability must be presented and approved before being able to test with accommodations.

Normally, you will receive your unofficial score report instantly (with the exception of the College Composition, which will take three to four weeks to deliver). CLEP sends official score reports to your chosen institution in about one week. Examinees be awarded credit in the following courses.

CLEP Subject Examinations

Accounting I, Introduction to ACCT 1403 4 50
Business Computer Applications BCIS 1305 3 50
Biology, General BIOL 1406
BIOL 1406, 1407
Management, Principles of BMGT 1327 3 50
Chemistry, General CHEM 1411
CHEM 1411, 1412
Macroeconomics, Principles ECON 2301 3 50
Microeconomics, Principles ECON 2302 3 50
College Composition ENGL 1301 3 50
American Literature ENGL 2327
ENGL 2327, 2328
English Literature ENGL 2332
ENGL 2332, 2333
College French FREN 1411 & 1412 8 50
College German GERM 1411 4 50
American Government GOVT 2305 3 50
History of the US I HIST 1301 3 50
History of the US II HIST 1302 3 50
Western Civilization I HIST 2311 3 50
Western Civilization II HIST 2312 3 50
College Algebra MATH 1314 3 50
Calculus with Elementary Functions MATH 2413 4 50
Marketing, Principles MRKG 1311 3 50
Psychology, Introductory PSYC 2301 3 50
Human Growth & Development PSYC 2314 3 50
Sociology, Introductions SOCI 1301 3 50
College Spanish SPAN 1411 & 1412 8 50
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