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College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Testing Procedure

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Earn college credit by passing a CLEP test†. CLEP is a nationally recognized series of examinations which allow the student to demonstrate knowledge acquired in a non-college setting. Credit is awarded based on the score earned for each examination.

Scheduling a CLEP Test

To register and pay for the CLEP exam, please go to the College Board website.

To schedule a date and time to take the exam at SUNY Orange, please call (845) 341-4890.

Test takers must pay a non-refundable, non-transferable SUNY Orange proctoring fee of $25 prior to testing appointment.

CLEP testing is held at 10:30 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.

Payment and Registration

Test takers may pay the SUNY Orange test fee by MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express or money order. Test takers using a charge card must provide card number and expiration date, test taker's name, and cardholder's name and address (if different from test taker's). A Registration form for the $25 proctor fee must be picked up at the CAPE Office, Room310 Shepard Student Center and taken to the Student Services Central office for payment. Money orders should be made payable to SUNY Orange.

Prior to test day, test takers must pay the College Board fee and complete a registration form at the College Board’s CLEP testing website. A Registration Ticket must be printed.

On test day, test takers must bring one form of identification, the Exam Registration Ticket from CLEP and payment receipt from SUNY Orange for the $25 proctor fee.

  • The primary form of ID must be a non-expired, government-issued, photo ID with a signature (such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID).

Proper identification, the Exam Registration Ticket from College Board with Ticket ID # and the SUNY Orange $25 proctor fee receipt must be shown to the Test Center Administrator in the Testing Center in order to be admitted to the test session.

Other Important Information

Several exams (American Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, College Composition Modular, and English Literature) have an optional essay that accompanies the multiple choice exam. You must check with your school to find out if the optional essay is required. (The optional essays are required for SUNY Orange students.)

If you need to complete the optional essay, you will need to register for it separately (and pay the $25 SUNY Orange proctoring fee as above). We recommend that you wait to schedule the essay until after you have completed the multiple choice exam, however, you may choose to take both on the same date if you prefer.

Please see the following document for information regarding SUNY Orange's CLEP credit granting policy. Please note that this applies only to students seeking credit for SUNY Orange courses. It does not reflect the credit granting policies at other institutions.


†Following any link on this web page marked with this symbol (†) will take you away from the SUNY Orange Web site. The college cannot be responsible for the content of these external web sites, although the web pages linked to here have been reviewed and are recommended by members of the Testing Center Office.