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The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a nationally standardized credit by exam program. Knowledgeable students may earn college credit in specified subjects allowing them to take more advanced courses. Please note that CLEP testing is optional and is offered year round on a weekly basis. CLEP testing will be available daily during Red Raider Orientation. Tests are computer-based and scores are received immediately for advisement and registration purposes. The standards for achieving course credit are set by each individual university. Please see below a list of CLEP courses and scores accepted by Texas Tech University. For a full list of CLEP exams Texas Tech accepts Click Here

Academic Testing Services can no longer accepts the $80.00 payment to CLEP. You must register and pay the $80.00 CLEP fee by visiting https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount Your online registration does NOT include your appointment at Academic Testing Services and you will be required to pay the $49.00 payment to Texas Tech on the test day. When purchasing your CLEP exam, your first name and last name must MATCH EXACTLY as they appear on your government issued ID when checking in to Academic Testing Services for your exam.

TEST SESSIONS:
CLEP exams will run from 9:00-2:00 starting every hour for each day of orientation. Individuals will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis. Seating is limited. You must show up 30 minutes prior to a test session. (example: For the 9:00 a.m. CLEP session, you must be in West Hall, Room 214 at 8:30 a.m.) Be sure you bring your driver's license and your 2 forms of payment.

Steps to follow for CLEP testing:

Essay for Freshman English and Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
Students must take the CLEP-S: College Composition Modular multiple choice section and score a 55 on it to earn the opportunity to attempt the essay portion. If the multiple choice section is taken somewhere other than Texas Tech, "official" scores must be received at TTU prior to orientation. Allow a minimum of 1 week for Texas Tech to receive "official" scores. No other scores will be accepted.

Students must take the CLEP-S: Analyzing and Interpreting Literature multiple choice section and score a 52 on it to earn the opportunity to attempt the essay portion. If the multiple choice section is taken somewhere other than Texas Tech, "official" scores must be received at TTU prior to orientation. Allow a minimum of 1 week for Texas Tech to receive "official" scores. No other scores will be accepted.

The essay is an on-campus writing exam and must be taken on the Texas Tech Campus at the Academic Testing Services office located in West Hall, Room 214. There will be multiple sessions offered daily throughout orientation. Seating is limited.

Essays will take two or three days for results. Essays taken after Day 1 may not be available during orientation. Academic Testing Services will notify you by e-mail when results become available. Students may choose to utilize the on-line add/drop procedures once they receive essay scores.

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