College Level Examination Program

All student requests for CLEP examinations should be made prior to registration into the class for which credit is being requested. Once a course is attempted and a grade earned (A, B, C, D, or F), no credit by CLEP examinations will be allowed-CLEP scores cannot be used to replace a grade. If you are taking a CLEP exam with NCTC and having scores sent to another college or institution, you will need to verify their CLEP score requirements and course equivalencies as not all schools are the same. 

For new/first-time NCTC students, credit will be recorded at the end of their first semester of enrollment in which they earn credits through regular scheduled classes. Continuing or currently enrolled NCTC students will have their credit recorded as soon as official score reports are available. Students wishing to use test results for courses that are prerequisite to NCTC classes they wish to take are responsible for having official examination scores sent to the college in time to be processed by the Admissions office.

North Central Texas College administers the College Level Placement Exam (CLEP) through the Testing Center, so please consult the NCTC Testing Center web page for the most current fees and available dates associated with CLEP testing. You must pre-register through the Official CLEP website at and also email to reserve your seat for CLEP testing. 

For a list of CLEP tests and the course credit you can receive at NCTC, please consult the chart, as NCTC does not grant credit for every CLEP exam offered. You are required to know the exact name of the CLEP exam you wish to take when you pre-register through their website. If you have ever attempted a course as evidenced by a grade on your transcript, then you are ineligible for that CLEP exam For example, if you failed ENGL 1301, you are not eligible to take the CLEP College Composition Modular exam.