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CLEP (College Level Examination Program)

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

All students interested in taking a CLEP exam must create and account with College Board / CLEP and pay the exam fee online ($80.00). Once exam is paid, you will receive a "Voucher Number". Call our testing center at (575) 528-7294 to schedule an appointment to take your exam. Please bring "Voucher Number" with you on day of exam.

Policy (For Computerized Version Only):

Our university welcomes students from a wide variety of backgrounds and learning experiences.  Many students come to us with a firm grounding in many of the disciplines we teach.  We recognize and honor your prior learning by accepting a full range of College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, which measure your mastery of college-level, introductory course content in a wide range of disciplines.  Students meeting the credit-granting score standard will earn the credits and course exemptions listed in this policy.  Transfer students can earn credit through prior CLEP exams if their scores meet these credit-granting standards.  CLEP credit will not be granted during a student's last 30 semester hours unless the dean of your college waives the requirement.  CLEP credit will be treated as transfer credit without a grade, will count toward graduation and may be used in fulfilling specific curriculum requirements.

WARNING! Please be aware that some programs of study at NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY do not include electives therefore, elective credit is not useful to students in those programs.  CLEP credit does not count toward your credit load for any semester.  You must wait 3 months before repeating a CLEP examination.

CLEP Exam Titles for which Credit is granted at NMSU:

(Essays are NOT required for any NMSU CLEP Credit)

  • Financial Accounting
  • College Algebra
  • American Government
  • American Literature
  • Analyzing & Interpreting Literature
  • Biology
  • Business Law, Introductory
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • College Composition Modular (Freshman Composition)
  • College Mathematics
  • Educational Psychology, Introduction to
  • English Literature
  • French Language
  • German Language
  • History of the United States I
  • History of the United States II
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Humanities
  • Information Systems and Computer Applications
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Macroeconomics, Principles of
  • Management, Principles of
  • Marketing, Principles of
  • Microeconomics, Principles of
  • Natural Sciences
  • Psychology, Introductory
  • Social Sciences and History
  • Sociology, Introductory
  • Spanish Language
  • Western Civilization I
  • Western Civilization II

Cost:

Your total CLEP fee is divided between DACC and CLEP.  The DACC portion of the fee is $40.00 and is required at the time of registration.  Payment may be in the form of cash or check (payable to DACC).  The CLEP portion of your fee is $80.00.  The CLEP portion of your fee is paid online at the College Board / CLEP website before the day of your exam (paid by your American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, or VISA credit card).

Registration: 

You must register at least one business day before a scheduled Test Date.   Registration is done in person at DACC Testing Services.  Please call our office at (575) 528-7294 for additional information. 

Refunds:

No refund of either fee is possible, however, we will move your test date (one time only) if you call us by the day before your test date and let us know you want to reschedule.

Day of the Test:

You must be present on time with 1) your registration/ admission form; 2) your valid credit card; 3) two forms of photo identification as follows: Your primary ID must be a government-issued photo ID; it must include your name, signature, a recognizable photo, and be current.  Examples include a current driver's license, current state ID, current US Government military ID, and current passport.  Your secondary ID must include your name, a recognizable photo, and be current.  Examples include a current employee photo ID, current student photo ID, current credit card with a photo and current unused ID from the primary choices above.

Please call (575) 528-7294 to schedule an appointment. 

CLEP Website:

Visit the CLEP website for additonal information and study material.