Developed by the College Board, the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) consists of a group of standardized tests that assess college-level knowledge in several subject areas.  Students who achieve a passing score on a CLEP examination may earn introductory-level college credit, allowing them to move on to more advanced, higher-level courses.

Please view the following video: “CLEP Is For Everyone.” This will demonstrate how CLEP can help you save time, money and fulfill General Education requirements. College Board 2014

CLEP’s 33 examinations are administered via Internet-based testing year round.  Each examination is timed and is 90 minutes in length (College Composition is 120 minutes); test format is primarily multiple-choice.  Score reports are given to students immediately following the test, with the exception of the College Composition score report, which will be mailed to students within three to four weeks after the test date. Students are NOT permitted to repeat an examination of the same title within six months of the initial testing date.

Students requiring test accommodations based on individual needs, should contact the Placement Testing Office at (908) 737-0340 at least two weeks prior to the test.  Documentation must be provided. Accommodations that can be arranged directly with Kean include:

- ZoomText (screen magnification)
- Modifiable screen colors
- Use of a reader, amanuensis, or a sign language interpreter
- Extended time
- Untimed rest breaks

If the above accommodations do not meet your needs, DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE for your exam. Contact CLEP Services at 1 - 800 - 257 - 9558 or email for information about other accommodations. College Board 2013

Before The Test

1. Matriculated students must obtain an Advisor’s approval before registering for the CLEP Test. Check Kean’s Course Equivalencies Chart (PDF).
2. Register for the CLEP Test online at the College Board’s My Account.
3. Pay the required College Board CLEP fee online at My Account ($80.00 per test).
4. Select the Kean University Testing Center listed at My Account.
5. E-mail the Kean University Testing Center to schedule a testing appointment: (subject-CLEP Test).
6. Reviewing for the CLEP Test is highly recommended.  Please visit the College Board’s Study Resources page for more information.
7. The following video will instruct you on how to navigate through the CLEP Testing Platform. Please review this video before you take the exam, as it will help you become familiar with the actual test. College Board 2014

MILITARY PERSONNEL: Please click: for information regarding funding and acceptable forms of ID.

    On The Day of The Test

    1. Report to Kean University’s Testing Center – CAS – 207, fifteen minutes prior to your testing appointment time.
    2. Leave all cell-phones and other valuables at home or in your locked vehicle.
    3. Students MUST present a copy of their My Account CLEP Exam Registration Ticket. 
    4. Students MUST present a valid form of government-issued ID. Click here to view acceptable forms of ID.
    5. Students MUST bring a personal check, in the amount of $25.00 (non-refundable test administration fee) payable to Kean University.  No credit cards accepted.

    CLEP Testing Schedule

    Test Date

    Test Time


    Thursday, September 4

    10:00 AM

    CAS - 207

    Thursday, September 11

    10:00 AM

    CAS - 207

    Thursday, September 18

    10:00 AM

    CAS - 207

    Thursday, September 25

    10:00 AM

    CAS - 207


    After The Test

    1. Immediately following the CLEP Test, you will receive an “unofficial” copy of your test score report. This is for your personal records only. If you have taken the College Composition exam, this report will be mailed to you, once the essay has been scored.
    2. The “official” test score report will be mailed by ETS and sent to the credit-granting institution that you requested. Kindly revisit the CLEP website at My Account to confirm your choice of Kean University.
    3. After Kean University receives your official test scores, you will be contacted via email with information on how many credits you are eligible to receive, and the specific amount you will be required to pay. (Kean University students MUST pay a $10 processing fee for every three-credits-granted). Your CLEP credits will not be processed until full payment is received.
    4. Once your CLEP credits are processed, you will receive notification via email directing you to log into your Kean Wise account and review your program evaluation, indicating which courses are being awarded.
    5. If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact the Center for Academic Success at (908) 737-0300 and ask for assistance from One-Stop.