Let Staff and Students Know About Your CLEP Policy
Communicating key policy information to students and staff is an important part of building and maintaining a successful CLEP program on your campus:
- Faculty and advisors need to become familiar with your policy in order to effectively advise students.
- Students need to know which exams they can take and how much credit your institution will grant for credit-by-examination.
Make sure staff and students know the answers to the following questions:
- Which CLEP exams are accepted by your institution?
- Does your institution require optional essays for exams in composition and literature?
- Is CLEP credit granted for specific courses?
- How much credit is granted for each exam, and what is the required score?
- Is there a limit on the amount of credit that can be granted?
- Are there any departmental requirements for earning credit in addition to the CLEP exam? (Examples include an essay, lab, or oral exam.)
- What is your institution's policy regarding prior course work in the exam subject?
Ideas for posting your CLEP policy:
- Include it in your college catalog under the heading Credit-by-Examination, Advanced Standing, Advanced Placement, or External Degree Program.
- Post it on your website. For ideas about how to structure the CLEP web page on your site, visit some pages that test centers at other institutions have created:
- Make and distribute a policy brochure. You may use our customizable college policy brochure (.pdf/698 KB) to create a flyer for students. Distribute the flyers through your campus testing office, counseling center, admissions office, and registrar's office.