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College Level Examination Programs (CLEP)

Grand Rapids Community College awards credit toward graduation for successful completion of the College Level Examination Programs (CLEP) exam in some subject areas.

The CLEP examination is offered to any college or non-college student.

Each institution sets its own policy regarding the acceptance of CLEP examinations and the amount of credits they award. Review the CLEP Equivalencies link on this page.

If you desire to transfer CLEP credit to another institution, then it is strongly suggested you check with that institution regarding their CLEP acceptance policy prior to taking the exam.

CLEP exams are offered on an appointment basis three times a week.

Your CLEP exam registration ticket and check or money order for $20 payable to GRCC must be received by 7:30 pm on the Monday of the week you want to test. Registration deadlines are enforced but may be extended depending on test availability. The $20 payable to GRCC is non refundable.  If you reschedule you will have to pay an additional $20.

Registration: The total cost for CLEP is $100.00

You will need a credit or debit card to pay $80 to collegeboard.

Go to the CLEP website at create an account.  Choose GRCC as your testing site during registration.

Print out your CLEP exam registration ticket and mail it with a $20 check or money order payable to GRCC send to:


143 Bostwick Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Room 325 SCC


The CLEP exam is offered weekly at the following times:

  • Wednesday 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am

Please refer to GRCC's Academic Calendar for any holiday closings.

Test Requirements

A minimum score of 50 is required to pass at Grand Rapids Community College. Check with the institution you are attending for your CLEP passing score.

Tests are 90 minutes long, administered on the computer and results are viewed upon completion of CLEP exam. The only exception is the College Composition, which is 2 hours long & takes approximately one month to receive a score through the mail.

If your school requires you to take the College Composition Modular, they must score the optional essay portion. GRCC will not score any essay exams.

Allow three weeks for CLEP scores to reach your institution.

Visit for test information or study guides.

If you need to reschedule an exam date or for any further questions, please call (616) 234-3413 to speak with a Testing Proctor.