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CLEP Information and schedule


CLEP tests are nationally standardized credit by exam tests recognized by most institutions of higher education across the nation. The College-Level Examination Program gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for what they know, by earning qualifying scores on the appropriate examinations. Before taking any credit by exam test, students should always consult with their counselor/advisor to insure that the test will support their degree plan. 

Placement and Assessment can provide Rockland Community College students with a list of the examinations for which the college awards credit and the minimum score required by RCC for CLEP tests. Qualifying scores and the number of credits granted are determined by the individual academic disciplines. Please click on "CLEP Scores for RCC students" in the navigation box. 

Each college sets its own policy regarding which CLEP exams it will grant credit for and how many credits it will award. Contact an admissions officer or academic advisor at your institution to find out about their CLEP policy. 

All tests of the College Level Examination Program are given in Room 8348 of the Technology Center on the dates listed below:



February 24, 2014

4:45 PM


March 20, 2014

4:45 PM


April 8, 2014

4:45 PM


April 28, 2014

4:45 PM


May 7, 2014

4:45 PM


May 29, 2014

4:45 PM


June 4, 2014

4:45 PM


June 17, 2014

4:45 PM


June 23, 2014

4:45 PM

Dates are subject to change

         You must arrive no later than 4:45 PM.  The exam will begin promptly at 5:00 PM!  

The College Level Examination Program is a computer-based test. As seating may be limited, it is important to register and reserve the use of a computer as soon as possible. If you register for a test and find that you will not be able to attend on the reserved date, call our office to cancel, you will need to start the registration process all over again. You may only take one test per day.






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Scheduling a CLEP Test at our center

  1. Complete the RCC Reserve a Date form.  If taking several tests, you may copy the form for each test. Receipt of the forms at least two weeks prior to the test would be greatly appreciated.  Availability of space cannot be guaranteed if the form is not received on time. 

2.                     The administrative fee must be paid in advance in order to reserve a testing spot.  

(a)    Personal checks or cash are not accepted.  Please send one non-refundable $25.00 money order per test payable to the RCC Association along with the RCC Reserve a Date form to: Rockland Community College, Attention: Placement and Assessment, 145 College Road, Suffern, NY  10901   

  1. You will receive an email confirming the date of your exam. 


Register and Pay for CLEP Prior to test day 

CLEP® exam payments must be made by test-takers online through the My Account portal at 


The day of the test


Test takers must bring:  

·         Two acceptable forms of identification (the name listed on your ID must exactly match the name printed on the ticket).

·         The CLEP Exam Registration Ticket.

·         Headphones if taking a CLEP world language exam. 

Acceptable forms of primary identification include:               

·         Current passport

·         Valid driver’s license

·         State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photograph and signature

·         National ID with name, photograph, and signature

·         A tribal ID card

·         A naturalization card or certificate or citizenship

·         Military ID


Acceptable Secondary ID must contain either a photo or a signature they include: 

·         A current student ID

·         A military ID (Common Access Card)

·         An unused ID from the primary choices above


Please call our office at (845) 574-4288 or (845) 574-4525 if you have any further questions.


Look for these CLEP test prep materials available through public libraries and bookstores:


  1. The Best Test Preparation CLEP Book
  2. Name of Exam The Easy Way
  3. The College Board CLEP Official Study Guide
  4. How to Prepare for the CLEP Exam         
  5. Barron’s CLEP Study Guide


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