The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) lets you receive college credit for course information you already know. CLEP offers 33 exams, the complete list of which is offered at College Board CLEP.

How to Make an Appointment

The CLEP is computerized and offered by appointment only. Before making a CLEP appointment, you must first have a registration ticket number provided by CLEP once your payment is completed at College Board CLEP.

NCTC administers the College Level Placement Exam (CLEP) at the Gainesville Campus by appointment only. 

There are TWO testing fees required for the CLEP exam, the cost includes an institution fee of $15.00 for each test payable to NCTC and an examination fee of $89.00 for each test payable to CLEP.  

To register to take a CLEP exam, you must first go to Click on “Create an Account” in the upper right corner of the screen, then provide all requested information. On this site you will both register for your CLEP exam and submit the $89.00 CLEP testing fee payment. Next you will need to pay the $15.00 Institutional fee through this register blast system.


What You Need to Know About the CLEP

  • Fees
    Each CLEP exam is $104, $89 paid in advance to CLEP when you pre-register for your exam, and $15 paid to NCTC by cash or check on the day of your CLEP exam.
  • Identification
    On the day of the test you are required to bring an un-expired driver’s license or state ID as primary identification it must include your name, date of birth, signature, and a recognizable photograph.
  • Time Duration
    CLEP exams are approximately one hour and thirty minutes and you are allowed to leave if you finish before the end of the time period.
  • Test Results
    Test scores will be available by computer printout once you have completed the test. Official Transcripts should arrive to your institution within 15 business days.
  • Retest*
    You must wait at least 90 days to retest on the same subject.
  • Study Information
  • NCTC CLEP Schedule

CLEP Information Guide

North Central Texas College is not responsible for choosing which test you will need to take. You are required to know the exact name of the CLEP exam you wish to take when you pre-register through the CLEP website.

Please verify with your institution or your department to confirm CLEP credit eligibility.

* This is subject to change at any time by the College Board

DO NOT Bring These Items

  • Guests, visitors, pets
  • Weapons
  • Cell phones, wearable technologies
    • All watches are prohibited in the Testing Lab
  • Hats, head scarves, coats/jackets/hoodies/sweaters, large jewelry
    • Pockets are subject to inspection by Testing Center staff
  • Food, drink, gum, tobacco