CLEP Exams

San Jacinto College (SJC) Testing Centers offer testing for students to attain college credit for what they already know through College Board's College Level Examiniation Program (CLEP). You can earn credit in any of the 33 introductory-level subject exams that can be applied toward your degree. Each exam takes approximately 90 minutes to finish, with additional time if you take an option essay portion.

Each college determines how many CLEP exams they can apply toward a degree and which exams they award credit for. Be sure to verify whether the college you are testing for will accept your scores before testing.

You can find more information about the exams, eligibility and registration guidelines, testing with accommodations and study materials on the CLEP website. You can also purchase your registration ticket through CLEP.

The Modern States Education Alliance also offers free online courses to help you prepare for the test and may cover your CLEP exam fee as well. You can find out more information on the Modern States website.

 

Scores accepted by SJC

SJC awards college credit for 20 of all offered CLEP exams. If you take one of the exams on the table below and score at least 50*, you will be awarded the credit indicated.

*If you score at least 63 on any language exam, SJC will award credit for both 2311 and 2312 courses.

CLEP Exam

Course

Credit

College Composition

ENGL 1301

3

American Literature

ENGL 2327 & ENGL 2328

6

English Literature

ENGL 2322 & ENGL 2323

6

College Algebra

MATH 1314

3

Chemistry

CHEM 1311/CHEM 1111

4

Calculus

MATH 2413

4

French

FREN 2311/FREN 2312

6

French

FREN 1411/FREN 1412

8

German

GERM 2311/GERM 2312

6

German

GERM 1411/GERM 1412

8

Spanish

SPAN 2311/SPAN 2312

6

Spanish

SPAN 1411/SPAN 1412

8

American Government

GOVT 2305

3

History of the US 1: Early Colonization to 1877

HIST 1301

3

History of the US II: 1865 to Present

HIST 1302

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2301

3

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2302

3

Introductory Psychology

PSYC 2301

3

Introductory Sociology

SOCI 1301

3

Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

HIST 2311

3

Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present

HIST 2312

3

Financial Accounting

ACCT 2301

3

Introductory Business Law

BUSI 2301

3

 

Scheduling

The Testing Centers offer appointments at select hours so that you can schedule at a time convenient for you. Scheduling an appointment will help us ensure we are prepared for your test and your seat is reserved. When you're ready, you can schedule using the links below:

 

Central Campus

North Campus

South Campus

 

On Test Day

When you are ready to test, you will need to bring the following items in order to be seated:

  • Your photo identification card (must be valid and government issued)
  • Your registration ticket from CLEP (must match your photo ID)
  • $20 for the testing fee ($10 additional if taking an optional essay)

All other belongings are prohibited. Electronic devices, including all cell phones and smart watches, must be left outside of the testing lab. Other personal belongings must be stowed as well. Storage lockers are available but limited.

You will receive a Testing Request Form from the Testing Center to pay at the Business Office before starting. After paying, bring back your form, receipt and photo ID to test.