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CLEP Testing

What is a CLEP test?

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know, by earning qualifying scores on any one or more of the 34 CLEP examinations. A total of 2,900 colleges and universities in the United States, including John Tyler Community College, will recognize your comprehensive subject knowledge acquired through independent or prior study, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships. Please note, however, that CLEP examinations with an optional essay are not given at John Tyler.

You may find out more general information about CLEP and download a free CLEP tutorial by visiting or calling 1-800-257-9558.

Who can take a CLEP test at John Tyler?

Any student currently enrolled at John Tyler Community College or another Virginia community college may take a CLEP test at the college.

Where are CLEP tests offered at John Tyler?

CLEP tests are administered at the Midlothian Campus Testing Center (T-Building, Room T215) and Chester Campus Testing Center (Moyar Hall, Room M135A) during pre-arranged times. A photo ID must be presented at the time of the test.

How much does a CLEP test cost?

Each CLEP test taken at JTCC costs $89.00, and you must pay in advance when you register for your test.

How do I register for a CLEP test at John Tyler Community College?

Register and pay your exam fees at When you register, you must select who should receive your test scores and answer background questions. Testing Centers at John Tyler do not create registrations or collect payment for exam fees. For further assistance with registration, see CLEP exam registration tutorial

After you register and pay, you will receive an automated e-mail confirming your registration and alerting you to print the registration ticket along with other pre/post-test day reminders. A CLEP registration is valid for six months. The expiration date will be printed on your ticket. This registration ticket also acts as a voucher and will need to be printed in advance and presented to the Testing Center on the day of your scheduled appointment.

How do I schedule an appointment to take a CLEP test at John Tyler Community College?

Candidates must also submit a John Tyler Community College CLEP Schedule Registration Form in addition to registering and paying their exam fee in order to schedule an appointment.

CLEP test appointments must be scheduled at least 72 hours prior to the desired testing time and date. Once your registration form has been received, the Testing Center will send you a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours verifying your CLEP test appointment has been scheduled. 

Candidates requesting testing accommodations are advised to contact a test administrator at to discuss their needs well in advance of their proposed test date. If you are a student with a disability that prevents you from signing up for a CLEP test via, please contact CLEP Services at 1-800-257-9588 before proceeding with registration.

How can I prepare for a CLEP test?

The CLEP Official Study Guide is the only CLEP study guide with sample questions for all CLEP exams. It contains descriptions of the exams, sample questions and answers for each exam, test-taking tips, and more. You can order the guide at the College Board’s web site. If you are taking a CLEP test which is the equivalent of a class taught at John Tyler, you can obtain a copy of the textbook used for that course from the bookstore and use that as a basis for reviewing for the CLEP examination.

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