CLEP Information

College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds to demonstrate their mastery of introductory college-level material and earn college credit. Students can earn credit for what they already know by getting qualifying scores on any of the 34 examinations.

  • Save time. Each CLEP exam takes between 90 and 120 minutes.
  • Save money. One CLEP exam is just a fraction of the cost of a college course.
  • Move further toward a degree, whether getting a head start or working to finish your program.

Find a full list of exams offered on the College Board Website here.

CLEP Testing Locations


REGISTRATION: Register and pay for your exam on the CLEP website, choosing GRCC as your testing location. Then PRINT your EXAM REGISTRATION TICKET and send that, along with your GRCC test administration fee (payable to GRCC by check or money order) to: GRCC: Attn: Assessment Center Room 325 SCC, 143 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

COST: $93 per exam - register and pay online here, via the College Board + $20 GRCC test admin fee.

CLEP Institution Policies

Will the college or university you plan to attend accept your CLEP exam? Search for their policy using the quick and easy tool here

Modern States

A program dubbed “Freshman Year for Free” launched in 2017 called Modern States, with the goal of making college more accessible and affordable for high school students. Through the program, students can sign up for FREE online courses, taught by college professors, that prepare one to succeed in passing CLEP Exams. 

If you choose to take a course through Modern States and complete the required coursework, your fees are paid for you!