College Level Examination Program

Costs: $105 per exam broken into two payments:
Payment 1: $20 per exam (nonrefundable registration fee made payable to Georgia Southern University)
Payment 2: $85 per exam (pay to College Board)(effective July 1, 2017)

To pay for the CLEP exam go to the CLEP website
To pay the Administrative Fee go to the Georgia Southern Marketplace Office of Testing Services Store.
See below for more information for both payments.

General Information about CLEP
The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. There are 2,900 colleges that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams.  CLEP is a computer-based testing (CBT) program.

Georgia Southern University does not grant credit for all CLEP exams offered.  The Georgia Southern University Registrar’s Office establishes eligibility in conjunction with the academic department.  The Registrar’s Office is responsible for  awarding credit under their policies. To view which CLEP exams are accepted by Georgia Southern University and the required score, please click here. To see a list of all the CLEP Exams offered see the College Board Website .  Policies are different for each institutions, candidates should verify which exams are accepted at their institutions and policies regarding the number of hours allowed to transfer.

Georgia Southern University will grant up to 30 semester hours of general education credit to those students who obtain the minimum CLEP scores defined by university policy (see Georgia Southern CLEP Policy). Credit will not be awarded if the student has previously registered for a similar course or a more advanced course in the same field, or if six months have not elapsed since last taking the exam.  Georgia Southern students are encouraged to speak with a representative from the Registrar’s Office prior to taking an exam if you are a transfer student or had previous enrolled in class but dropped the class prior to receiving grade to ensure Georgia Southern will accept the exam.  It is the students’ responsibility to contact the Registrar’s Office.  The Registrar’s Office is located on the 3rd floor of the Rosenwald building and the phone number is 912.478.5152.

Scores are reported to the designated institutions within 2 – 3 weeks of testing.  Candidates must wait a minimum of three months to retake a CLEP exam.

Registering for a CLEP Exam

STEP 1: Select the CLEP Exam(s) you would like to take.  Make sure the tests are eligible for credit at the institution you are attending or will attend.  Georgia Southern University does not grant credit to students who had previous attempted the course and withdrew or completed, or a similar course at the same level or a more advance course.  For a list of CLEP Exams Georgia Southern University accepts, please click here.

STEP 2: Register for the exam at CLEP Registration.  Bring your Registration Ticket to your exam appointment.

STEP :  Call the Office of Testing Services at 912-478-5415, to schedule your testing date.  The administrative fee of  $20 per exam (nonrefundable registration fee) is due the day of testing.  Only credit cards, checks, money orders, and cashiers checks are accepted.  Checks should be made payable to Georgia Southern University.  An exam reservation will not be made for you till the registration fee is received by the Office of Testing Services at least one week prior to the date you would like to take the exam.  To pay with a credit card, follow the directions:

1. Go to Georgia Southern Testing Office Marketplace.
2.  Select Proctored Exam Fee
3.  Select 1 and add to cart
4.  Input the information and add CLEP for list of Exams and your Eagle ID (if applicable)
5. Select Continue
6.  The review your order and if correct, select Checkout
6. Input your e-mail address and select continue unregistered
7. Input your credit card information
8. Select Continue
9. Confirm payment
10.  Print your receipt and bring with you to testing

STEP 4: Prepare for the exam.  It is recommended you use additional resources other than the study guide provided by CLEP.

STEP 5:  You will receive a confirmation e-mail of your registration date, time, and location.  Reservations will be based on the preferences indicated on your registration form.

STEP 6: Day of Exam: Bring your CLEP Registration Ticket, an official photo identification (student ID’s cannot be accepted), and your receipt for the $20 administrative fee to Cone Hall Room 2031 for testing.

Preparing for the Tests

To prepare for the CLEP Exam, you can purchase study guides at bookstores or through the College Board web site.  A full description of are available at the College Board CLEP site.

In addition to these website here are some additional websites supplied by other students who took the CLEP exams. The Office of Testing Services does not endorse these websites but provides them as a resource. Additional test preparation materials can be found through a search engine.
Modern States (College Board has worked with Modern States to create study modules.)
Speedy Prep
(Fee for use)
Instacert (Fee for use)
REA Test Preparation  (Fee for use)

Exam Times & Location
CLEP exams will be administered at the Office of Testing Services in Cone Hall Room 2031.  Exams are offered Monday through Friday Only between 9:00 am – 10:30 am, or between 1:30 – 3:30 pm based on computer availability. It is recommended you arrange your testing date and time early.  All non-Georgia Southern University students, will need to get a visitor parking pass at Welcome Center located in Lewis Hall.

More information may be found on the CLEP web site.

For additional information, please contact:
Testing Office
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8132
Statesboro, GA  30460-8132 Cone Hall Room 2031

912.478.5415 (phone)
912.478.5988 (fax)

Last updated: 8/16/2017

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