CLEP Testing at Camp Lejeune
UNCW CLEP FLYER (pdf)
What is CLEP?
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 34 examinations. Earn credit for knowledge you have acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships.
Who can take CLEP Tests at Camp Lejeune?
- Military personnel (active and reserve) and military retirees
- Adult family members of military and U.S. Department of Defense employees
- Other civilians who have base access and those enrolled in the voluntary education program colleges/universities located aboard MCB Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River.
When can I take a CLEP Test
Testing times will vary from semester, for the most current information please see the Testing Services Home Page
How long and how expensive is a test?
Tests are anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours long, and the cost of a CLEP exam is $105 per test, a fraction of the tuition and fees for the corresponding course. The test is FREE one time per test for all eligible military personnel. Please contact the UNCW Testing Center located at MCB Camp Lejeune (910.451.5266) for further details regarding the cost of the CLEP test and eligibility requirements.
If a student needs an add-on essay to a certain exam, the student will need to request the essay 30 days in advance. For non-military, there is an additional $10 charge for the essay. If the student is active duty, the fee will be waived as long as the student submits his or her name and date of birth when requesting the add-on essay.
Effective 11 December 2010, DANTES will no longer fund active duty/reserve military personnel retesting on previously funded and failed CLEP, DSST & ECE paper-based and computer-based exams. As a result, military personnel taking exams after 11 June 2010 who do not receive a passing score will be required to pay (out-of-pocket) for all exam retakes. Personnel failing to pay retest fees will not have their scores transmitted to their respective colleges or military transcripts. Payment for retests must be made upfront prior to retake administrations. See testing fees and information located on exam fliers.
What if I need to retake an exam?
Examinees must wait 180 calendar days for retakes. Examinees retesting before the 180-day waiting period has elapsed will have their test scores invalidated, be required to wait an additional 180-days, and forfeiting all retesting fees paid.
Which tests can I take?
There are 34 computer-based tests available in five categories: Composition and Literature, Business, History and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Foreign Languages.
How many college credits will I receive?
It depends on the school you will be attending. Listed on the collegeboard (external link) website are the various CLEP examinations and required minimum scores. UNC Wilmington students may check the CLEP course equivalents for a complete listing of UNCW courses, credit, and required minimum scores.
Where can I take a CLEP Test?
Testing is available at the UNCW National Testing Center aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. The testing center is located in the John A. Lejeune Education Center, 825 Stone Street, in Room 121.
Eligible personnel (with base access) may schedule a test at Camp Lejeune by calling 910-451-5266. Non-authorized personnel should access http://www.collegeboard.com/ (external link) for the nearest National Testing Facility.
Due to the limited number of seats available per CLEP testing sessions, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required for all CLEP exam cancellations.
In accordance with mandatory base dress code (external link) policies, appropriate attire is required when testing.
What if I have a disability and need special testing accommodations?
CLEP requires documentation of a disability in order to provide the appropriate test accommodations. Please contact the CLEP test administrator at 910.451.5266 for specific information PRIOR to scheduling an appointment.
Where can I get more information about CLEP tests?
See the base library for CLEP Testing material or visit:
- www.collegeboard.com/CLEP (external link)
- www.nko.navy.mil (external link)