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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The CLEP is a computer based testing that is offered through Columbia State Community College Testing Services.  CLEP allows students to earn college credit by demonstrating their mastery of college level material in introductory subjects, while saving you time and money.

Please note that you are required to wait three (3) months before retaking the test.

How to Apply:

  1. Go to and register (this pays the CLEP fee per test)
  2. Go to online registration form and make an appointment.
  3. Pay a college fee of $25 at the Business Office or by calling 93.540.2530 and provide CLEP and College receipt to testing.

Cost Per Test:

  • $89 to CLEP (refunded up to seven (7) days from the date purchased)
  • $25 to Columbia State

Study Material:

Approved Courses:

Go to: Then, click on Appendix A External Credit by Exam Tables (Adobe PDF requires Adobe Reader)

Veterans and Military Personnel:

Depending on their benefits election, some veterans can claim full reimbursement for CLEP exams under provision of the Veteran’s Benefit Improvement Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-454), which enhances the education benefits of the Montgomery GI Bill®. For more information go to and

Note:  Transcript request:  For more information about CLEP please see their website: or call 1.800.257.9558 or email

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