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CLEP and Advanced Placement (AP)

CLEP exam ticket: $89 
RCC Test Center Fee: $28.50 - $38.50
The Modern States organization offers free prep classes for CLEP, and will also pay your test fee! Visit for more info before buying your CLEP ticket.
TOTAL: $127.50 - $137.50
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The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities.*

*2016, The College Board

Registering For A CLEP Exam

Note for students with testing accommodations:
Please contact the RCC Testing Department before registering for an exam. Accommodations must be approved through RCC’s Office of Student Accessibility Services before appointments are scheduled. Email us at or call the Coordinator at 857-701-1405.

  1. Check with your Advisor for your school’s list of accepted CLEP exams and score requirements. CLEP has 33 different exams, but not all schools award credit for all the CLEP exams. RCC students: click here for a list of exams accepted at RCC. pdf icon1
  2. Buy a CLEP exam ticket ($89) from the CLEP website. 
    The Modern States organization offers free prep classes for CLEP, and will also pay your test fee! Visit for more info before buying your CLEP ticket.
    Note: tickets are valid for 6 months and can be used at ANY test center.
  3. Make an appointment at a test center. Test centers may charge an additional fee. At RCC the fee is $28.50 for most exams, and $38.50 for exams that require one of the optional handwritten essays. More information on the optional essays can be found here.  Check with your college if you are not sure whether or not an optional essay is required. RCC students and students testing for other colleges may take CLEP at RCC. 
    The test center fee must be paid online through RCC’s test registration site when scheduling the appointment.
    For a list of other test centers in the area, visit the CLEP website.
  4. Scores for most exams will be available on test day, but it may take up to 10 business days for CLEP to send your official score to your school. Scores for College Composition take 3-4 weeks to be processed.
  5. Check with your Advisor or your school’s Registrar to find out how CLEP credit will appear on your transcript. At RCC, CLEP credit is recorded as transfer credit.

Retest policy: CLEP requires a 3-month wait between attempts.

Advanced Placement Examinations (AP)

The Advanced Placement program offers college-level courses and examinations in different academic areas. Click here for RCC’s AP Exam List.

To have your scores sent to RCC, visit RCC’s school code is 3740.

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