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Normal Office Hours
M-F: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you registered for a test, please be sure to check the time/hours listed on your confirmation. Testing hours vary greatly.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

General Information

CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States, with more than 2,900 colleges and universities awarding credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP exams. CLEP examinations measure knowledge of the material usually covered in various classes during the first two years of college. Some examinations may be used to meet general educational or liberal arts requirements while others may be used for credit for specific college courses. Check with the university you are attending or plan to attend to determine what exams will be accepted for credit. Complete information regarding CLEP can be found by visiting the College Board website.

What CLEP tests can be taken at SIUE?

Any student is welcome to take a CLEP test at SIUE.

When is the the test offered?

CLEP tests are typically offered one day per week at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2 p.m.

View a list of CLEP tests and descriptions

What does the test cost?

When you purchase the CLEP exam from the College Board, you will be charged $89.  When you register to take the exam, you will be charged an additional $30 administration/service fee that is payable by credit card only. The fee for optional essays is $10. All fees are non-refundable.

What do I need to bring to the test?

Students wishing to test must bring some form of government issued identification to the testing center. The identification of each student must be verified through government-issued identification before testing can begin. Acceptable forms of ID include driver’s license, passport, or school ID. In addition, you should bring your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket.

Where is the test administered?

All CLEP exams are administered in the Student Success Center, Room 1246. Visitors may park in Parking Lot B.

Find out which CLEP examinations SIUE accepts

General information about the CLEP program at SIUE, as well as other methods of earning credit by examination, is printed in the SIUE Undergraduate Catalog and is available online.

For more information, contact Testing Services:
Room 1246 in the Student Success Center
(618) 650‑1246

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1246 Student Success Center
Campus Box 1630
Edwardsville, IL 62026

(618) 650‑1246
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