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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)


This program is a common way through which students may earn college credit for what they have learned. Students can take the CLEP tests, and if the courses are transferable to their college, can earn college credit. Students may be able to earn as many as 12 credits of college credit.

There are 34 exams offered by CLEP. They cover courses in business, composition and literature, foreign language, history, social science, science, and mathematics. CLEP exams are 90 minutes long and are administered on the computer. Students receive instant score reports following completion of the exam. With the exception of English Composition with Essay, the exams are primarily multiple-choice questions. The English Composition with Essay exam consists of a 45-minute multiple-choice section and a 45-minute essay section, which must be typed.

The Career Services Office administers CLEP exams weekly. Please contact the Career Services Office at (570) 740-0450 for registration information.

All students taking the CLEP test to receive credit for English Composition 101 at Luzerne County Community College must first take, and pass, the Writing Competency Exam (WCE). Upon passing the WCE, students may then take the Freshman College Comp (CLEP) exam. Not all CLEP courses transfer to LCCC. For a list of CLEP courses that will transfer to LCCC, please contact the Career Services Office at (570) 740-0450.

For more information about CLEP courses, please visit the CLEP Web Site