Each CLEP exam costs $80, payable to CLEP. In addition, the OSU-Tulsa Testing Services' administration fee (payable to OSU-Tulsa) is $35. The CLEP fee must be paid by credit card on the CLEP website. The OSU fee must be paid by cash, money order, or OSU bursar account on the date of the exam. The CLEP examination fee is waived for all eligible military personnel with proper ID; however, military personnel are required to pay the administration fee.
The registration platform will allow you to register for a CLEP exam 24/7, manage your personal information any time prior to taking the exam, search for test centers, select your score recipient institution, and purchase study materials. Please Note: All exam and study material purchases are non-refundable. Once you register, make sure to print your registration ticket to present to the test center on test day. Visit the college board website to get started.
Examinees should make an appointment to make sure that a computer is available on the desired date and time. When scheduling an appointment, allow approximately two hours for exams without essays or four hours for exams with essays. Exams may be scheduled Monday through Friday during Testing Center hours of operation. No CLEP exams will be administered during finals week.
Two forms of identification are required. If you fail to present appropriate ID, you will not be tested.
The primary ID must be a government-issued photo ID. The ID must include the examinee's name, signature and a recognizable photograph. Examples of a primary ID are a current driver's license, a current state or federal ID card, a current passport, a tribal ID card, a naturalization card or certificate of citizenship.
The secondary ID must contain either a photo or a signature. Acceptable forms of this identification include a current employee ID, a current student ID, a Social Security card, a military ID or an unused ID from the primary choices above.
If you do not have the required secondary ID, please complete a Student ID Form, which is valid for one year. The form must be accompanied by a recognizable photo, with a school or notary seal overlapping the photo. The form must be signed in front of a school official or notary. OSU-Tulsa has a notary public who can assist you if needed.
Eligible military personnel must present a current military photo identification card and a second form of government-issued photo ID with name and signature.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of examinations in 33 introductory college subjects that allow individuals to earn college credit for what they already know regardless of how that knowledge was acquired: through advanced course work, independent study, work experience, professional development or extracurricular activities. OSU awards credit for successful scores on several CLEP exams. View a list of CLEP exams offered for OSU credit, the credit-granting score, and the equivalent courses.
CLEP exams are 90 minutes long unless an essay portion is required, primarily multiple choice (although some exams have fill-in-the-blank questions) and are administered via computer.
For descriptions of individual CLEP exams, visit the CLEP website.
This exam is computer-based and is administered in two parts:
For scoring information on the COMPASS e-Write essay portion of the College Composition Modular CLEP exam required for credit at OSU, please visit the COMPASS website.
Examinees will receive an unofficial score report upon completion of the exam. If examinees want their scores sent to a college, employer, or certifying agency, they must select this option through the examination software on the day of the exam. A $20 fee will be charged for each transcript ordered at a later date. Scores will be kept on file by CLEP for 20 years.
If an examinee has taken the College Composition exam, one combined score will be issued after the essay has been scored, usually three to four weeks after the test date. If an examinee has taken the College Composition Modular with Essay for Oklahoma State University, unofficial scores will be reported immediately upon completion of the exam.
Examinees may not repeat an examination within six months of the testing date. If a student retakes the examination within a six month period, the administration will be considered invalid, the score will be canceled, and any test fees will be forfeited.
It is important that examinees notify the Testing Center staff of special testing needs prior to the desired test date so that we can provide appropriate accommodations.