College-Level Examination Program (CLEP®)

The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Testing Centers have partnered with the College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) to offer you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on the various CLEP examinations.

Purpose of CLEP

Students across the country, just like you, are earning credit for the knowledge they have gained outside of the conventional college/university classroom. Whether you are a new or existing student, you will find there are many advantages to taking the CLEP, including the ability to:

• Earn college credit for what you already know
• Save on tuition dollars
• Test out of introductory courses
• Reduce the amount of time needed to obtain your degree or certificate
• Increase flexibility to your academic program

Scheduling Your CLEP Exam

CLEP testing is by appointment only. Thus, you will need to schedule your CLEP exam through the Testing Center.  For further information, please contact Melissa Thompson (melissa.thompson@rccc.edu, 704-216-7130).

Cost for Taking the CLEP

  • Cost Per Exam (Paid Online): $80.00
  • Proctoring Fee: $10.00 for RCCC students; $20.00 for all others.
  • Total Cost: $90.00 for RCCC students; $100.00 for all others.

CLEP Preparation

As you prepare for your CLEP Exams, you may want to visit http://clep.collegeboard.org. On this website, you have the opportunity to purchase subject-specific study guides or the Official CLEP Study Guide which contains practice questions for all 33 exams. In addition, CLEP provides exam details and free sample questions for each exam.

Finding Out Your College’s CLEP Policy

Once you have chosen the exams you would like to take, you will need to contact your college’s admissions office to find out their CLEP policy. They will be able to provide you information on what CLEP exams they accept, as well as credit they will award.

CLEP Exams

CLEP offers the following exams:

1. Financial Accounting
2. Information Systems and Computer Applications
3. Introductory Business Law
4. Principles of Management
5. Principles of Marketing
6. American Literature
7. Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
8. College Composition
9. College Composition Modular
10. English Literature
11. Humanities
12. American Government
13. History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877
14. History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
15. Human Growth and Development
16. Introduction to Educational Psychology
17. Introductory to Psychology
18. Introductory Sociology
19. Principles of Macroeconomics
20. Principles of Microeconomics
21. Social Sciences and History
22. Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
23. Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present
24. Biology
25. Calculus
26. Chemistry
27. College Algebra
28. College Mathematics
29. Natural Sciences
30. Precalculus
31. French Language
32. German Language
33. Spanish Language