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Preparing for the CLEP Exam

There are several ways to prepare for a CLEP® exam:

CLEP® is committed to working with test-takers with disabilities. If you have a documented hearing, learning, physical, and/or visual disability and you are eligible to receive testing accommodations, contact the Testing Center prior to scheduling to ensure that the accommodation you need is available.

If you are a student at Cape Cod Community College, please contact the O'Neill Center for Student Access and Support at 774.330.4337 to arrange for documentation. If you do not attend 4Cs, you must submit an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) from your score recipient institution, or comparable documentation, to the test center. Each test center sets its own guidelines for submitting documentation and approving accommodations.

Testing accommodations that may be provided with appropriate disability documentation include:

  • ZoomText (screen magnification)
  • Modifiable screen colors
  • Use of a reader or amanuensis or sign language interpreter
  • Scripts (for language exams)
  • Extended Time
  • Untimed Rest Breaks

If the above accommodations do not meet your needs, do not register online through My Account for your exam. Contact CLEP® Services at or call 800.257.9558 for information about other accommodations.

It is important to note the following points before you purchase your exam(s):

  • You may wish to speak with your advisor before choosing an exam.
  • Please refer to your institution's policies before purchasing your exam.
  • We do not administer the Modular portion of College Composition.
  • The College Code for Cape Cod Community College is 3289.

CLEP bulletins are available in Testing, Advising, & Registration.

Steps to take to register for and purchase your CLEP

  1. Visit the College Board website and create a "My Account" or log in to your existing account.
  2. Purchase your exam(s) & any study materials you need.
  3. Print your Exam Registration Ticket from your "My Account".

Note: You have purchased your exam but you're not scheduled to test yet.

Important Notes About Scheduling Your Exam

  • You must take your exam by the day before it's listed expiration date.
  • Get more information about CLEP Accommodations if needed.
  • If you have O'Neill Center documentation, present these at check-in.
  • To change your appointment, please call: 774.330.4543

Administration Fee

To pay the $20.00 Administration Fee for your exam:

  • Pay in person at the Business Office or call 774.330.4123
  • Keep a copy of your printed receipt to bring to your exam appointment

To schedule your exam

Go to our scheduling calendar, and choose your date and time.

Check in is 15 minutes prior to your designated testing time. You will not be admitted after your scheduled time.

You must bring the following items:

  • A government-issued, photo ID such as a Driver's License, Passport, State ID issued by the RMV, Military ID, Tribal ID, Naturalization Card, Certificate of Citizenship, or College Board ID form.
  • Your Exam Registration Ticket – this must be printed.
  • Your receipt from the Business Office

Directions to the Student Readiness Office at 4Cs

We are located at the West Barnstable campus. Once on Campus, drive around the ring road to parking lot #9. Handicapped parking is available up the hill on the left; all other parking is in lot #9, to the right. Walk up the driveway toward the Grossman Commons building. Come in through the second entrance on the left; it is the door beyond the steps and across from WKKL's trailer. Take the elevator on the right to floor #2. The Student Readiness Office is on your left as you exit the elevator. To hear these directions, you may call 774-330-4909 at any time.

In cases of inclement weather
Please check the College's website or call the Hotline at 508.375.4070. Announcements are also made on local radio stations 99.9FM, 104.7FM, 106.1FM and local television channels.

Note: If the campus is closed, there will be no testing for that day and the Office of Student Readiness will contact you to reschedule your appointment.