Please note: CLEP testing will be unavailable from 12/24/13 through 1/24/14.
The College-Level Examination Program ® (CLEP) is a nationwide credit-by-examination program that offers students the opportunity to obtain recognition for college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. Onondaga Community College is a CLEP National Open Test Center. The college grants CLEP credit when these examinations cover material comparable to that covered in courses offered by Onondaga Community College in areas that can be applied to an associate's degree. CLEP credits are treated as transfer credits and must be completed the semester prior to that in which a course is required. If credit has been granted through examination prior to a student's application to Onondaga, an official transcript must be sent to the Certification and Records office. As an incoming student transferring CLEP credit, you must successfully complete at least half the required academic credit hours at Onondaga Community College in order to fulfill requirements for the Associates degree from Onondaga. For CLEP examinations, you must meet the minimum score to receive credit. OCC does not grant credit for modern language CLEP tests.
All CLEP exams are computer-based and are offered on the main campus throughout the year by the Testing Services Office. CLEP is not available on Saturdays or at the North Site. Students must begin exams within 2 hours of the testing lab’s posted opening time. Find our days and hours here.
Please note: CLEP testing is not available on Saturdays or at the North Site. Additionally, CLEP testing will be unavailable from 12/24/13 through 1/24/14.
Please note: CLEP testing is not available on Saturdays or at the North Site.
CLEP exams are not easy. Before you consider taking a CLEP exam, please go to www.collegeboard.com/clep to download an exam guide, read tips and view other resources. Review sample questions and exam topics to determine whether you are prepared to take the CLEP exam. If you fail an exam you must wait six months before you can retake it.
You can also visit the CLEP web site for scores and transcripts, exam descriptions, and CLEP publications.
2012 CLEP Official Study Guides are available at the reserve desk in Onondaga Community College’s Coulter Library. You will need a library card to check out any item from the reserve desk. OCC students and guests can get a library card barcode with a student ID or other photo ID at the main circulation desk. Items can only be used on the 2nd floor of the library reserve and cannot leave the room. For your convenience you can copy or scan sections of the study guide for use outside of the library.
If you have questions about CLEP exams, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following are CLEP exams that Onondaga Community College currently accepts for credit:
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