How many tests are offered? There are 34 separate CLEP examinations. The Master's College offers them all. Since they are on computer, each test is available at every test session.
Tell me about each test. What are the subjects? Answers to these questions can be found on the CLEP website at www.collegeboard.com/clep. View descriptions of each test. You can purchase a copy of the CLEP Study Guide, with sample questions for all tests, or purchase for download sample questions for selected tests.
Who may take the tests? The Master's College is an "open" testing location. Anyone can apply to take a test with us.
How do I receive college credit? Each college or university sets its own CLEP policy regarding how much credit will be granted and for which courses. Contact the Admissions Office of the concerned college for information on which tests they accept and the score they require for credit. Also ask if there are other additional requirements before credit is granted.
How is the test conducted? All CLEP examinations are offered only via a computer workstation. Tests consist of multiple-choice questions (some fill in) and are 90 minutes long, with the exception of College Composition which requires two online essays for a total of 120 minutes.
When can I take a test? Tests are offered at 1 pm and 3 pm Monday through Thursday (schedule subject to change). Testing is by appointment only. It is advisable to call for an appointment at least one week before your desired test date.
What does it cost? CLEP charges a fee of $80 payable when you take the test (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover credit card or personal check/money order).This test fee is waived for active duty members of the US military. The Master's College charges a non-refundable and non-transferable $30 administrative fee to non-students (TMC students $15), payable when you reserve your appointment.
Can I take more than one test? You may take more than one examination the same day if the testing schedule permits. Charges apply separately to each test. Inform the Administrator when you schedule your tests that you desire to take more than one test.
When do I get my scores? You receive your score immediately upon completion of your test. The exception is tests with an essay. Essays are read and graded twice a month. The official transcript of your score will be sent to your institution by CLEP, usually within one week. You may "hold" your score report if you desire by selecting "Do Not Send" on the list of colleges. One transcript recipient may be selected at no cost on the day of testing; transcripts may be sent later at a nominal cost.
Can I repeat a test if I desire to obtain a higher score? CLEP policy requires a candidate to wait six months before repeating a test. Consult your college for their policy.
How do I prepare for the test? What do I study? CLEP tests are challenging and preparation is strongly recommended. The Master's College does not endorse any particular study methods or material, but see here for an overview on CLEP preparation.
How do I get to The Master's College? Get directions to TMC. The college cannot be accessed via Placerita Canyon from the east due to a key-card gate near Sierra Highway. Note that San Fernando Road is renamed Newhall Avenue and changes to Railroad Avenue at the railroad tracks. The tests are administered in the Career Services office (Building 6 on the Campus Map), which is located behind the main administration building--Rutherford Hall--easily identified by the three flag poles in front. Free parking is available in lots on either side of Placerita Canyon Road.
More information is available on the CLEP website at www.collegeboard.com/clep.