Scheduling a CLEP exam used to be as easy as calling your proctor, telling her what exam you were going to take, and picking a day. Now, thanks to some revisions by CollegeBoard, there are a few more steps to take before you can go CLEP a class. So here is a basic rundown on how to schedule a CLEP exam.
Once there, register for your chosen exam. Note that you will need to create a free account with CollegeBoard. You will fill out all your personal information (once!) and it will save for future exams. Also, you will need to go find your exam and “add it to cart”. This is just registering for the exam. You will go ahead and purchase the exam there ($80.00). Print your ticket and save the PDF copy to your computer. I had to reprint once and was very glad I had saved it! 🙂
Call Your Proctor
This part doesn’t really change. Just work out a date with your proctor and put it on your calendar. Don’t forget!
Go Take Your Exam
Take your ticket with you when you head off to take your exam. It has a code on it that you will need and your proctor will need to see your ticket as well. You will also need to pay the proctor fee – usually around $20.00. You don’t prepay that because it is going to your center, not CLEP.
There are a few more steps now, but nothing major. Once I had done it a few times it was no big deal. Just make sure you pre-register and take your ticket with you! For more information on CLEP exams in general, visit my page: CLEP Exams.