The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a means through which academic credit may be given for non-traditional forms of educational experience, also known as credit by exam. Those who may have reached a college level of education through home or correspondence study, on-the-job training, television courses, military service, or other means may take the CLEP examinations which are offered by the College Entrance Examination Board. The list of subjects for which credit may be obtained by taking the CLEP is listed in the Bakersfield College Catalog.
During regular testing operations, the CLEP exams are available on Tuesday and Thursday. Candidates need to make an appointment at least 24 hours prior to the test date. Available testing sessions include: 9 AM, 11:30 AM, and 2:30 PM. Examinees must submit the completed BC CLEP registration form and a $25 test administration fee (non-refundable) and paid to Bakersfield College.
Candidates should review the CLEP credit policy for their college/university. We recommend that all candidates consult with their counselor/advisor before registering for a CLEP exam.
Three business days before the requested test date, candidates need to complete:
*Test administration fee is non-refundable
Contact the TAPC via email at email@example.com
To transfer CLEP exam credits to Bakersfield College, candidates need to complete and submit the Request for Evaluation form to BC's Admission and Records office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Bakersfield College does not allow credit for English and Literature exams.