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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Be sure to review our General Testing Rules page.


The College Board's College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program.  CLEP exams allow students to test their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit.  The College Board's website provides additional information about CLEP, including exam descriptions and test preparation at  Hunter College participates in CLEP, under which registered Hunter College matriculated students can receive up to 30 college credits by taking CLEP subject examinations.  The Hunter College Testing Center offers CLEP exams to all individuals seeking to earn credit. 


First you must visit the College Board's website to create an account and register for CLEP. Select the exam you want to take and select CUNY-Hunter College Testing Center as your preferred test center.  When you register for CLEP, you can select the institution that should receive your scores. The Hunter College code number is 2301. View the CLEP Examinations Chart for a list of CLEP subject examinations honored at Hunter College, along with the minimum scores needed. The credits awarded will be entered on the student’s college transcript. Any questions regarding acceptance of CLEP credits at Hunter College should be addressed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment, Room 203 North,

Once you have completed your online registration via the College Board's website and obtained a CLEP Registration Ticket, complete our Hunter College Testing Center CLEP Appointment Request form.  We will confirm your testing appointment via email within two business days.  

A non-refundable $36.00 administration fee is required to be paid by the day of the test, before the exam start time. The administrative fee will only be accepted in person, in Room 238 Hunter North Building, Office of the Bursar (Note: The Bursar's Office is closed when the cashier is on break/lunch).  Payments can be made in the form of money order.  Money orders are to be made payable to Hunter College Testing Center, 695 Park Avenue, Room 150 North, New York, NY 10065.  Click here for Bursar Hours


Cash payments are not accepted. Note: This payment is separate from the exam fee paid directly to the College Board.  Proof of payment must be presented in the Testing Center during the exam sign-in process.  DANTES-Funded Military Service Members (Active Duty/ Reserves/National Guard) do not have to pay the examination fee for the first attempt of each CLEP test, but you have to pay the administration fee.  


Print and bring your CLEP Registration Ticket along with acceptable and valid government issued photo identification that includes your photograph and signature.  The last name(s) on your identification must match the name on your CLEP Registration Ticket.

Report to the Hunter College Testing Center, Room 150 Hunter North Building

Be ready to present proof of non-refundable $36.00 administration fee payment and photo identification.

Cellphones, calculators and all electronic devices that contain an off and on option are not permitted in the exam room.  Visit our General Testing Rules page for more information.


Each exam can take approximately two hours to complete. Please plan accordingly. Candidates will be allowed to reschedule their exam date twice at Hunter College.


Students are allowed to repeat an exam once every three months of the testing date.  CLEP exams repeated earlier than three months will be cancelled and all test fees will be forfeited.

An official score report will automatically be forwarded to the institution you selected to receive your scores.  It may take up to 10 business days for the institution to receive the official score report.  You will also receive an unofficial copy of your score for your records immediately after the examination (except for College Composition).

CLEP study materials can be found on the CLEP website
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