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CLEP Testing

CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the country. There are 33 different computer-based examinations in five subject areas. Passing an exam can allow you to earn up to 12 credits. The amount of credit you can earn varies with each college. See MSU's CLEP Policy for more information about the equivalent course and credit obtained for each CLEP exam.

CLEP Registration Process

Register to take a CLEP Exam by creating an account with CLEP.

After creating an account, you will be able to purchase the exam you wish to take and pay the $80 exam fee to CLEP ($85 if purchased on or after July 1, 2017.)  A video tutorial is available for assistance in registering for a CLEP exam. Exam registrations are valid for 180 days from the date of purchase.

Contact the Academic Testing Center (ATC) at (701)858-3830 or msu.testing@minotstateu.edu to schedule an exam. There is a $20 administration fee payable to MSU via cash, check, or credit card on the day of the exam.

On the day of your scheduled exam, please bring the following:

  • Your printed registration ticket from CLEP’s My Account registration portal
  • Your driver’s license, passport or other government-issued identification that includes your photograph and signature. You must show this identification to be admitted to the testing area. The last name on your ID must match the name on your registration ticket. Military test-takers, please bring your military ID.
  • $20 administration fee (waived for DANTES funded test takers)

The ATC is located on the 3rd floor of the Administration Building, room 361.

CLEP for Military Personnel
College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) exams are available to eligible military personnel as a way to save time and money while earning college credit. To assist military personnel in meeting their educational goals, the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) funds CLEP exams for eligible military service members and eligible civilian employees. To find out more visit  DANTES  on the web or contact your Education Services Officer.

CLEP exams on the Minot Air Force Base can be scheduled using the online appointment scheduler. Testing is available Tuesdays at 1pm (1300) CST and Wednesdays at 9am CST. Registration must also be completed through CLEP. You CLEP ticket ID must be brought to you test appointment or you will be unable to test. Refer to Instructions for Registering for a Ticket ID for more information.

CLEP Exam Preparation
To find additional information about CLEP and how to prepare for an exam, visit CLEP. On this site is a content break down for each exam, practice tests, and additional links to preparation materials. CLEP also offers study guides.

Contact and Testing Center Information
MSU's testing center is located on the third floor of the Administration Building on the Minot State University campus. For more information about CLEP registration, contact Kari Schmidt at 701-858-3990 or kari.schmidt@minotstateu.edu or Thomas Rakness at 701-858-3830 or thomas.rakness@minotstateu.edu.  Toll free call 1-800-777-0750 extension 3990 or 3830. 

Already taken a CLEP Examination? Have you requested your scores be sent to Minot State University? To inquire contact Melissa Cantone at (800) 777-0750, extension 3347 or (701) 858-3347 or email melissa.cantone@minotstateu.edu