Taking a CLEP Exam

Testing at SXU

SXU is an "open" CLEP testing center - anyone can take an exam on the campus. The Office of Records and Registration administers CLEP exams each academic term.

The total cost of a CLEP exam is $139.00. The $50.00 SXU registration fee and the $89.00 examination fee is due at the time of registration.

  1. Go to the CLEP web page to create an account with College Board and pay for the exam. Exam fee of $89.00 must be paid in advance through My Account. Test centers will not be permitted to accept payment for exam fees.
  2. Go to the registration page to pay the $50.00 registration fee and choose a date/time to take your exam.

Note: The $50.00 registration fee is nonrefundable.

On the day of your test please bring: two picture ID's and pens/pencils (scratch paper provided). Please do not bring the following into the test center: calculator, study materials, notes, audible electronic devices or food/drinks. Cell phones must be turned off during testing. Calculators are built into designated exams when they are required.

Testing at Another Institution

The CLEP® Colleges booklet and CLEP's website list other open testing centers that administer CLEP exams. Saint Xavier students who wish to take an exam at another location must contact that institution to obtain information on dates, registration process, service fees, etc. If you take an exam at another school's test center, remember to choose Saint Xavier as your score recipient. The Office of Records and Registration will receive your official score report within two weeks of your testing date. Remember that if you are an SXU student, you are always subject to the University's CLEP policies, regardless of where you take the actual test.