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CLEP testing is a viable option for students to earn credit towards graduation for a variety of reasons. They may discover a last minute deficiency close to graduation, or they may have a special circumstance - for example, being a native speaker of a language - that testing could assess and credit.
Faculty who are aware of a student's abilities in any given area may also suggest CLEP testing, for those same, or other, reasons.
In any event in which CLEP testing may be appropriately pursued, students and faculty should be aware of the following:
Continuing Professional Studies serves only as the test proctoring agency on campus. As such, we are not involved in any of the steps that must occur prior to the actual test registration. We do NOT determine what tests the college accepts for what credit, nor are we able to advise students (or faculty) as to what test to register to take with CLEP.
The basic process for a Buffalo State student to take a CLEP exam is as follows:
We hope this clarifies a number of the questions we routinely receive about CLEP.
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