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CLEP Testing

CLEP Testing

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) offers you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the 33 CLEP examinations. CLEP exams allow people who have acquired comprehensive subject knowledge through independent or prior study, on-the-job training, or cultural pursuits to show that they have acquired college-level material. The list of accepted CLEP test scores is available in the College Catalog. 

All the CLEP tests are Internet-based. The language tests involve listening to a native speaker and require the use of headphones that we supply. CLEP tests are generally 90 minutes, however, the college composition tests can take longer.

The CLEP tests are offered in person only and by appointment only. 

To schedule an in person appointment please call us at 623-845-3058

To take a CLEP exam

  1.  Apply for admission to Glendale Community College and obtain a student ID number.
  2. Register and pay for your CLEP tests and print your Exam Registration Ticket. There is an $87 fee due at the time of registration, and an additional $25 fee due when you arrive to take your CLEP test.
  3. Contact GCC’s Testing Services office to schedule your CLEP testing appointment. Call 623-845-3058.
  4. On the day of your test, pay the $25 proctoring fee at GCC’s cashier’s desk. You can also phone in your payment at 623-845-3589. Bring your receipt, your Exam Registration Ticket, and a state-issued photo ID to Testing Services.
  5. Check the AZ Transfer Exam Equivalency Guide to see how your CLEP credits will transfer to the college you plan to attend.

Picture identification is required. Candidates must present one valid, government-issued ID that has both a photo and a signature.

Important! You must send an official score report from College Board to the college(s) where you want to receive credit for CLEP testing. Colleges will not grant credit without the official score transcript.

To find out the MCCCD Equivalency for CLEP Tests, please visit the MCCCD Prior Learning Assessment page.

All exams must be completed 10 minutes before closing. 

CLEP Testing Hours - At GCC Main Only

Fall & Spring Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m - 5 p.m. (except for holiday and college closures)
  • Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except for holiday, Summer, and college closures)

Summer Hours

  • Monday - Wednesday:  7:30 a.m. -  Noon & 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (except for holiday and college closures)
  • Thur: 8 a.m. - Noon & 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (except for holiday and college closures)

All exams must be completed 10 minutes before closing. 

When you come to test, please make sure you have the following:

  • a current, valid photo ID (your GCC ID will be very helpful)
  • your GCC student ID #

Testing Environment

All testing rooms are monitored by a camera system. Students are under video surveillance the entire time.