The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers exams that are administered at colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.  By passing the CLEP, students demonstrate their college-level competency in various subjects. Seminole State is a national CLEP testing center, offering the exam to anyone in the Central Florida community who is eligible.

General Information

  • The CLEP exam is a nationally recognized credit-by-examination program.
  • By passing a CLEP exam, students can earn college credit for the associated course without having to take the course.
  • Credit is awarded in accordance with recommendations established by the statewide Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC).
  • CLEP Exam Registration and payment for the voucher are processed through College Board
  • Students cannot receive CLEP credit for a subject if they have already taken the corresponding class and received a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Modern States offers free courses to help prepare you to take the CLEP. 

Test Day Information

  • Examinees must bring their CLEP Exam Registration Ticket with them when they report to the Assessment and Testing Center. 
  • Examinees must present one form of current, valid, and original government-issued  ID.
    • Identification must include the student's name (as it appears on the Exam Registration Ticket) signature, and a recognizable photograph.
    •  The first and last name on the examinee's ID must match the name on the registration ticket. 
  • Examinee must pay the the CLEP Test Administration Fee* prior to sitting for the exam.

CLEP Exam Scores

CLEP Exam Scoring Guide

ExaminationScoreSemester HoursCourse Equivalent
Algebra, College503MAC 1105
American Government503POS 2041
American Literature503AML 1000.  Elective Credit. 
Analyzing and Interpreting LiteratureN/AN/ANo equivalent
Biology, General503BSC 1005 (no lab credit)
Business Law, Introduction to503BUL 2241
Calculus503MAC 2233
Chemistry, General503CHM 1020 (no lab credit)
College Composition506ENC 1101 and ENC 1102
College Composition Modular (no Essay)503ENC 1101
Educational Psychology, Introduction to503EDP 2002
English Literature503ENL 1000
Financial Accounting503ACG 1001
French, Language504FRE 1120
598FRE 1120 and FRE 1121
German, Language503GER 1120
606GER 1120 and GER 1121
History of the U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877503AMH 2010
History of the U.S. II: 1865 to Present503AMH 2020
Human Growth and Development503DEP 2004
Humanities503HUM 2250*
Information Systems and Computer Applications503CGS 1077
Macroeconomics, Principles of503ECO 2013
Management, Principles of503MAN 2021
Marketing, Principles of503MAR 2011
Mathematics, College503MGF 1106 or MGF 1107
Microeconomics, Principles of503ECO 2023
Natural ScienceN/AN/ANo equivalent
Precalculus503MAC 1140
Psychology, Introductory503PSY 2012
Social Sciences and HistoryN/AN/ANo equivalent
Sociology, Introductory503SYG 2000
Spanish, Language504SPN 1120
638SPN 1120 and SPN 1121
Spanish with Writing504SPN 1120. No literature credit. 
658SPN 1120 and SPN 1121. No literature credit.
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648503EUH 2000
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present503EUH 2001

*HUM 1235 awarded if student already earned HUM 2250

Additional Questions

You are responsible for making sure Seminole State receives  your CLEP scores.

  • The fee to register for the CLEP exam is: $93* paid to CollegeBoard
    • The CLEP Registration Fee will increase to $95 effective July 1, 2024
  • The test administration fee is: $15.20* paid directly to Seminole State College

* Prices are subject to change without notice. Test Fees are non-refundable.

For more information about the CLEP exam:

  • Visit the College Board's CLEP website.
  • Speak with a Seminole State academic advisor; they will assist students with the use of CLEP examinations as it relates to your program of study.

Examination Day Reminders

  • Prior to taking any examination, you will need to present a current, valid and original photo ID with a signature(e.g., passport, driver’s license or state-issued ID card).
    • Digital Identification is not permissible.
  • If your photo ID does not include a signature, a second ID is required with your name and signature (e.g., Social Security card, voter registration card, credit card or debit card).
  • If your exam requires payment, testing fees must be paid prior to sitting for the exam.
    •  Acceptable methods of payment include personal checks (must be preprinted with account holder's name and address), money orders, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa debit/credit cards (cardholder must be present to sign for all credit card and debit card transactions).

Schedule Your CLEP or DSST Exam Appointment

To schedule a CLEP or DSST exam appointment, please select an exam session on the calendar below. Effective May 1, 2024 Welcome Letters will no longer be sent to examinees.  

Examinees requesting  to utilize testing accommodations should email a minimum of one week prior to the desired test date.


Assessment and Testing Center 
Email the Testing Center