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CLEP at RCC

Roxbury Community College welcomes students from a wide variety of backgrounds and learning experiences. Many students come to our institution with a solid understanding in a particular discipline and we recognize their prior learning through the College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) exams. The CLEP exams provide an opportunity for students to earn college credit for prior knowledge and skills and have them counted toward their Roxbury Community College degree requirements.

Students who achieve the required credit-granting scores on these exams can earn the credits and course exemptions listed below. Our institution will grant a total of 60 credits for successful performance on CLEP examinations.

When CLEP exam credit is awarded, it will appear as transfer credits on the student’s Roxbury Community College transcript and will not be calculated into their GPA.

Students must present an official CLEP transcript to the Roxbury Community College Registrar’s Office reflecting the results of the examination in order to receive credit.

When you register for a CLEP exam on the College Board website, you can indicate the college, employer or certifying agency that you want to receive your CLEP test scores. There’s no cost for the first transcript request — your exam fee covers it.

CLEP transcripts can also be ordered directly from the College Board, using the CLEP Transcript order form:  http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/clep/clep-transcript-request-form.pdf

As with other forms of transfer credit, the Roxbury Community College Registrar’s Office will not pass on information regarding CLEP scores to other institutions. The minimum scores required for all CLEP exams accepted by Roxbury Community College are outlined below.

Students from other institutions are also welcome to register for CLEP exams at RCC.

How to sign up for a CLEP exam at RCC

  1. Purchase your CLEP voucher from the College Board website: http://clep.collegeboard.org/
    Vouchers cost $80.00 per exam. Your CLEP voucher can be accepted at any CLEP test center.
    MAKE SURE THAT THE NAME ON YOUR CLEP VOUCHER MATCHES EXACTLY THE NAME ON THE PHOTO ID YOU WILL PRESENT ON TEST DAY.

  2. Click here to request a CLEP appointment at RCC. A confirmation email will be sent to you. Please note that space is limited; if your preferred date is full by the time we receive your request, we will offer you the next available date. 
    A test center fee must be paid to RCC on the day of your CLEP exam. The fee is $35 for exams that include an essay (i.e. College Composition with Essay), and $25 for all other exams. Payments may be made by check or money order.

Study Material

Sample questions and study guides for all CLEP® exams are available on the College Board website,  http://CLEP®.collegeboard.org/ . Your college library and bookstore may also carry CLEP® review books.

RCC STUDENTS AND CLEP®: RCC will grant a total of 60 credits for successful performance on CLEP® examinations.

When CLEP® exam credit is awarded, it will appear as transfer credits on the student’s Roxbury Community College transcript and will not be calculated into their GPA.

Students must present an official CLEP® transcript to the Roxbury Community College Registrar’s Office reflecting the results of the examination in order to receive credit.

When you register for a CLEP exam on the College Board website, you can indicate the college, employer or certifying agency that you want to receive your CLEP test scores. There’s no cost for the first transcript request — your exam fee covers it.

Additional CLEP transcripts can also be ordered directly from the College Board, using the CLEP Transcript order form:  http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/clep/clep-transcript-request-form.pdf

As with other forms of transfer credit, the Roxbury Community College Registrar’s Office will not pass on information regarding CLEP® scores to other institutions. The minimum scores required for all CLEP® exams accepted by Roxbury Community College are outlined below.

RCC’s 2015 CLEP Policy

*CLEP exams are scored 0-80 points

CLEP Exam Title* Required Score Credits RCC Course Title RCC Course #

Spanish Language Levels I & II

50-62 3 Spanish I LAN 111
63-80 6 Spanish I & II LAN 111 & 112

French Language Levels I & II

50-62 3 French I LAN 141
63-80 6 French I & II LAN 141 & 142
College Composition 50 3 English Composition I ENG 101
Human Growth & Development 50 3 Human Growth & Development SSI 209
History of the US II 50 3 US History II SSI 105
Introductory Psychology 50 3 General Psychology SSI 122
Introductory Sociology 50 3 Intro. to Sociology SSI 123
American Literature 50 6 Lit. in America I & II ENG 226 & ENG 227
Financial Accounting 50 3 Principles of Accounting I BUS 101
Introductory Business Law 50 3 Business Law I BUS 221
Principles of Management 50 3 Management I BUS 131
Principles of Marketing 50 3 Intro to Marketing BUS 141
Information Systems & Computer Applications 50 3 IT Problem Solving IST 110

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