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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP exams will not be available on Monday, June 10.

Effective July 1, 2019, the new CLEP® exam fee will be $89. The current $87 fee will still apply to all exams purchased through June 30, 2019.

If you are considering taking a CLEP or Departmental examination-for-credit, please read our Policies page also. The Testing, Evaluation, and Measurement Center (TEMC) is an open center for CLEP testing.

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  • Step 1. Purchase your CLEP voucher. CLEP requires an $87 fee for each voucher, which must be purchased online through Register for CLEP Exams prior to coming in to test.

    Step 2. Pay your Texas State administration fee. Texas State University requires an administration fee for CLEP testing of $40. Pay your testing fees online. Save the printed receipt as proof you paid.

    Step 3. Decide when to take the test (testing lab hours).

    Step 4. On the test day please bring your printed voucher from College Board, your administration fee receipt, and one of the following forms of identification. We are located in Commons Hall, Ground Floor.

    Please note that the CLEP College Composition exam and the Modern Languages exams allow 30 minutes more working time than other CLEP exams, so if you are taking these tests, your deadline to arrive and begin your test will be 30 minutes earlier than the times listed. Extended time accommodations will also affect the latest time to begin a test.

    Note: TEMC cannot provide refunds for any fees or other payments beyond one week from the date of payment.

  • Identification

    One form of identification is required to take a CLEP exam. The ID must be a government-issued photo ID, with the candidate’s name, signature, and a recognizable photograph.

    Acceptable forms of identification include:

    • Current passport with name, photograph, and signature
    • Valid driver’s license with name, photograph, and signature
    • State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photograph, and signature
    • Military ID
    • National ID with name, photograph, and signature
    • A tribal ID card
    • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship

    Be sure the name you use for registration exactly matches the photo ID you will use when you take the exam.  You are required to print out your voucher and bring a physical copy to the Testing Center at the time of your exam.  Images from a cell phone will not be accepted.

    If the student is a minor and unable to provide a primary government-issued ID, then the College Board ID Form must be used for the primary ID.
    The College Board ID Form is available online at
    or you can contact CLEP Services at (800) 257-9558, (609) 771-7865, or for information on obtaining the College Board ID Form.

    Please visit the Exam Day Info page of the CLEP website for more information at

  • Use of the following items in the testing room is strictly prohibited unless an approved exception has been specified by CLEP services at (800) 257-9558 or (609) 771-7865.

    • Calculators (a calculator function is built into the software for those tests that require calculator use)
    • Listening devices including, but not limited to cellular phones/pagers, beepers, walkie talkies, PDAs, or wireless communication devices (e.g., smartphone, tablet, mp3 player)
    • Any device capable of recording audio, photographic, or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back content, through such means as digital cameras or video cameras
    • Food, beverages, or tobacco products
    • Hats (unless worn as a religious requirement)
    • Hooded sweatshirts or sweaters
    • Calculator watches
    • Digital watches (wrist or pocket), alarm watches, or wristwatch cameras
    • Dictionaries, books, pamphlets, reference materials
    • Papers of any kind (except for authorized scratch paper provided by the center).
    • Slide rules, protractors, compasses, rulers
    • Highlighter pens and/or colored pens and pencils
    • Copying devices
    • Transmission or receiving devices
    • Mechanical pencils or any type of pen
    • Nonmedical electronic devices (laptop computers, digital assistants)
    • Flash/thumb drives or any other portable electronic storage device
    • Candidate-provided keyboards
    • Any other unauthorized testing aids
    • Weapons or firearms

    Backpacks, fanny packs, briefcases, bags, purses, wallets, outdoor wear, and any other personal items should be placed in a locker outside of the testing room.

    • Personal identification, including photo ID
    • Official CLEP scratch paper provided by TEMC
    • Nonmechanical pencils provided by TEMC
    • Headphones (foreign language exams only)
  • CLEP requires documentation of a disability in order to provide an administration with testing accommodations. Texas State students with disabilities who may require accommodations must contact the Office of Disability Services (512.245.3451) prior to taking the test. Verification of disability will be required. All examinees who require accommodations must complete an Accommodated Testing Request Form to test at our facility at least two weeks prior to the desired exam date by clicking here. Requests will be processed within two business days.

  • Current and future Texas State students should refer to the list of exams below that have been approved for course credit at Texas State.

    Please visit the Department of Occupational, Workforce, & Leadership Studies for CLEP exams they accept.

    If you have taken any CLEP exams elsewhere and wish to have your scores reported to Texas State, the score recipient code is 6667.

  • For credit to be earned for spring semester, both portions must be completed by April 15.

    Essay exams submitted after April 15 but before the onset of the summer semester will be scored during the summer session.

    For credit to be awarded for summer session, the essay portion must be completed by July 15.
    Essay exams submitted after July 15 but before the fall semester will be graded during the fall semester.

    For credit to be earned in the fall semester, both portions must be completed no later than November 15.
    Essay exams submitted after November 15 but before the beginning of the spring semester will be scored during the spring semester.

    *Note: Scoring for essay exams completed after the above deadlines will resume the second week of classes in the following semester.

    Additional Notice Regarding CLEP History Exams

    The faculty who grade the supplemental essay exams (to complete the award of CLEP-based credit-by-exam) expect the same level of comprehension, analysis and writing skill that they expect of students taking a final exam for the course in question. They expect analytical essays with cogent arguments providing thorough answers to the questions asked, not lists of facts, names, dates, or simple descriptions of events. It is very unlikely that a thorough enough understanding of the material can be acquired from Wikipedia. Interested candidates are encouraged to conduct a significant amount of self-directed study from multiple academic sources before attempting these exams.

    For each essay exam attempted, a waiver must be signed and turned in to TEMC acknowledging that there is no appeal process for essay scores, and that no additional information about the essays or scores will be provided by any faculty or staff of the history department or TEMC.

    Additionally, for each exam, the history department has created a specific preparation guide:

    HIST1310    History of the US I: Early Colonization to 1877
    HIST1320    History of the US II: 1865 to the Present
    HIST2310    Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
    HIST2320    Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

  • Effective August 10, 2010

    Texas State University will recognize superior scores for CLEP exams in French, German, and Spanish language by awarding not only credit, but also letter grades of A or B according to the Credit & Grade Awarding Table.

    Letter grades for these CLEP exams will be optional. Students may choose to accept a “CR” (credit only) instead of a letter grade.

    All passing scores are subject to change without notification. Contact the TEMC at 512.245.2276 for updates.

Accounting ACC 2361 Financial Accounting 3 50
Biology BIO 1320 Biology 3 50
Chemistry CHEM 1341, 1141
(CHEM 1342, 1142)
Chemistry 4
Economics ECO 2314
ECO 2315
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
English ENG 1310, 1320

College Composition (score may take up to 5 weeks for essay scoring)
Note: The English Department at Texas State does NOT award credit for the CLEP exam titled "College Composition Modular"

6 50

(supplemental essay exam required with all history CLEP exams to earn credit)

HIST 1310
HIST 1320
HIST 2310
HIST 2320

History of the US I: Early Colonization to 1877
History of the US II: 1865 to the Present
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

Management MGT 3303 Principles of Management 3 50
Marketing MKT 3343 Principles of Marketing 3 50
Math MATH 1315
MATH 2417
MATH 2471

College Algebra

Modern Languages French
Texas State University will recognize superior scores for Modern Language CLEP exams by awarding not only credit, but also a letter grade of A or B. *Letter grades will be optional. *Other languages available through ACTFL. *Up to 14 credit hours per exam. Search “Credit and Awarding Table” on the TEMC homepage.
Political Science
(a supplemental essay exam is required to earn credit)
POSI 2310 American Government 3 50
Psychology PSY 1300
PSY 3300
Intro Psychology
Human Growth & Development
Sociology SOCI 1310 Intro Sociology 3 50