The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a means through which academic credit may be given for nontraditional 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.CLEP exams are now available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week. Students need to make an appointment at least 24 hours prior to the test date. To reserve a seat at one of the available sessions:8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM or 2:30 PM students must submit the following to the Testing and Placement Center staff at CSS room 14: a completed BC CLEP registration form and a $25 test administration fee (non-refundable and paid to Bakersfield College with an exact cash, check, or money order).The CLEP exam is $89. If you have any questions regarding the fee, please email email@example.com.
As of October 2, 2019, College Board has launched a new CLEP Spanish Exam with Writing. Until this new test is evaluated for credit, we recommend that BC students only take the CLEP Spanish Language Levels 1 and 2 test.
Steps for Registering for CLEP Exams
Find the CLEP credit policy for your college/university and decide which exams to take.
Save a seat! Pay the $25.00 administration fee with your Bakersfield College CLEP Registration form (pdf) at the Testing and Placement Center (CSS Room 14) at least 24 hours in advance of the test date.
Contact the Testing and Placement Center via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Testing and Placement Center at CSS Room 14.
To transfer CLEP exam credits to Bakersfield College, complete and submit the Request for Evaluation form to Bakersfield College's Admission and Registration office.
Note: Bakersfield College does not allow credit for English and Literature exams.