College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP exams enable you to earn college credit for knowledge you already have ... knowledge that you may have acquired through independent study, prior course work, professional development, on-the-job training, cultural pursuits or in some other manner.

Produced by the College Board, CLEP exams are available in 33 subject areas. General examinations may be used for elective credit. Subject examinations are suitable for meeting some General Education requirements.

Please read the following carefuly and complete each step as outlined:

Step 1: 

If you are a matriculated student at SUNY Oswego and intend to have the score sent to SUNY Oswego, you must file an Off-Campus Study Approval Form prior to taking the CLEP examination in order to ensure you will receive credit as expected. Your advisor must review this form and sign it before submitting it to the Registrars office.  It is your responsibility to register for and to take the correct exam. For additional information, call the Division of Extended Learning at 315.312.2270.

Step 2 Registering for CLEP

Register online for the CLEP exam on the CollegeBoard website. Exams are typically $85.00. You will receive an admission ticket upon completion of this process, of which you must bring to the testing session.

Step 3: Sign up for proctoring at SUNY Oswego.

 Please choose a test date listed below for the current semester or intersession.  If there are no test sessions listed that fit in your schedule, you can contact Sarah Wehrle via email or phone to schedule an appointment to test.

Testing coordinator: Email: Phone: 315-312-2270

Spring 2018 Test Dates: 

***Every Wednesday, between 9:00am-5:00pm or choose from the following:

  • Thursday - 05/17/18 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday - 06/04/18 - 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Friday - 06/15/18 - 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Thursday - 06/28/18 - 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Monday - 07/09/18 - 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Thursday - 08/02/18 - 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Friday - 08/17/18 - 12:00-3:00pm


Step 4: Pay the CLEP exam fee at SUNY Oswego

Pay online to take the CLEP exam at SUNY Oswego. 

  • SUNY Oswego student/alumni:  $30*
  • Non-SUNY Oswego student/alumni:  $40
  • Military student:  free*

*Student ID number is required

LOCATION: CLEP exams are administered by the SUNY Oswego Division of Extended Learning.  The lab was previously located in Phoenix, NY, but has been relocated to SUNY Oswego's Main Campus.  The testing lab is now in Hewitt Union on the second floor, room 213C.  Please refer to the campus map information and be sure to stop by the parking office to purchase a temporary pass ($1.00), if you are not a SUNY Oswego student.  


For additional exam information or to register online, visit the official College Board CLEP webpage.

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