CLEP testing is a great way to earn college credit by studying and taking a test. All you need is a desire to earn college credit and save tuition money!
There are two options for studying and preparing for CLEP Testing: Free and Traditional
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CLEP is a national program of credit by examination that gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you know. Whether you are just entering college and hoping to accelerate your studies, a part-time student concerned with the fastest route to a degree or a working adult thinking about beginning or resuming college, CLEP can help you!
The 34 different CLEP tests are computer-based, approximately 90 minutes in length, and most give immediate scores. Each college and university will have their own acceptance policies and minimum scores required to award credit. Contact the school you are attending or plan to attend to ensure the CLEP exam you would like to take meets their requirements.
Rock Valley College (RVC) students may contact Academic Advising to assist in selecting appropriate CLEP tests.
In addition to Rock Valley College, CLEP is offered at multiple test sites.
Rock Valley College offers CLEP testing year round and has been a top 100 national CLEP test center in the last 5 of 8 years. We believe in helping you save money and getting closer to your educational goals.
Upcoming Test Dates, Registration and Test Procedures
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Please check back for additional dates to be added.
Dates and times are subject to change based on the directives of the Governor and the Winnebago County Health Department.
2) Register for exam.
**NOTE: If you have a documented disability, contact (815) 921-2385 to discuss testing accommodations with Testing Center staff prior to scheduling your CLEP exam.
3) A $20 test proctor fee will be due on the day of the exam, cash or check only (made payable to RVC).
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. Please visit their site to learn more.
RVC Main Campus
Student Center, ground floor
Phone: (815) 921-2385
CLEP At-A-Glance Sheets are available for each exam. Each provide a Description of the Exam, outline the Knowledge and Skills required, and include Some Sample Test Questions and Study Resources.
Composition and Literature
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
History and Social Sciences
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
Introduction to Educational Psychology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Social Sciences and History
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present
Science And Mathematics
Introductory Business Law
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing