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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Student Services

Students may take CLEP tests at SFA in Testing Services located in the Thomas J. Rusk Building, Room 328. Credit will be awarded based on SFA’s Credit by Exam Policy in effect at the time the test was taken. Students must wait six months to retake an exam, may not take an examination for a specific course more than twice and must not be currently enrolled in the course for which CLEP credit is desired. Official scores should be submitted to the SFA Office of Admissions (specify code 6682). The College Board’s CLEP Office can be reached at (800) 257-9558 to have additional score reports sent. 

Testing Calendar

CLEP examinations are offered by appointment only; to register for an appointment contact Testing Services at (936) 468-3958. Prior to scheduling to test, students must go to My Account portal to create an account and pay for CLEP exam(s) prior to testing. Test fee(s) for CLEP are no longer accepted at the testing center, but candidates must present their payment voucher for check-in.


  • $93 per exam (must go to My Account portal to pay prior to test administration)
  • $40 non-refundable service charge (make a second check or money order payable to SFA)


Third Floor Rusk Building, Room 328 - Testing Services

Identification Requirements

Each candidate must present two forms of identification. The primary identification must be a government issued photo ID that includes the examinee’s name, signature and current photograph. The secondary identification must include either a photograph or signature.

Acceptable Forms of Primary Identification

The primary identification must be a government issued photo ID that includes the examinee’s name, signature and current photograph. Acceptable forms of primary identification include:

  • A current driver’s license
  • A current state or federal identification card
  • A current passport
  • A tribal identification card
  • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship

Acceptable Forms of Secondary Identification

The secondary identification must include either a photograph or signature.  Acceptable forms of secondary identification include:

  • A current employee identification
  • A current student identification
  • A Social Security card
  • A military identification card
  • An unused identification from the primary choices listed above

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited:

  • Calculators (an online calculator is available for those tests that allow calculator use)
  • Cellular phones/pager, beepers, walkie talkies, PDAs, or wireless communication devices (e.g., BlackBerry®)
  • Food, drinks, candy, gum or tobacco products
  • Hats
  • Hoodies
  • Calculator watches
  • Digital watches (wrist or pocket), alarm watches or wristwatch cameras
  • Digital cameras
  • Dictionaries, books, pamphlets, reference materials
  • Papers of any kind (except for authorized scratch paper provided at the testing center)
  • Slide rules, protractors, compasses, rulers
  • Highlighter pens and/or colored pens and pencils
  • Listening devices, radios with headphones, recorders, iPods
  • Copying or photographic devices
  • Transmission or receiving devices
  • Mechanical pencils or any type of pen
  • Non-medical electronic devices (laptop computers, digital assistants)
  • Candidate provided keyboards
  • Any other unauthorized testing aids
  • Backpacks, fanny packs, purses, wallets, outdoor wear and other personal items

Items Permitted in the Testing Room

The following items are permitted in the testing room:

  • Personal identification
  • Credit card
  • Authorized scratch paper provided by the test center at the time of the test
  • Pencil (non-mechanical) provided by the test center at the time of the test
  • Devices permitted as authorized testing accommodations for test takers with disabilities

Retesting Policy

CLEP exams may not be retaken within a three-month period. This waiting period provides the student an opportunity to spend additional time preparing for the exam or the option of taking a classroom course. To verify the current length of the waiting period, candidates may contact CLEP Services at (800) 257-9558, (212) 237-1331 or

The CLEP program will not release scores for an examination of the same title taken within the three-month period after the initial administration under any circumstance. This is an effort to serve both candidates and institutions by ensuring that examination scores for these “retests” are valid. If a candidate retakes the examination within the three-month period, the administration will be considered invalid, the score will be canceled and fees will be forfeited.

Accommodations for Examinees with Disabilities

Only students with documented hearing, learning, physical or visual disabilities are eligible to receive testing accommodations. Contact a CLEP test center prior to registration to ensure that the accommodation you need is available.

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

  • Zoom Text (screen magnification)
  • Modifiable screen colors
  • Use of a reader or amanuensis or sign language interpreter
  • Extended time
  • Untimed rest breaks

If you require accommodations based on a professionally diagnosed and documented disability, you may submit documentation to support your request to SFA Disability Services.  All documentation must be submitted well in advance of your preferred testing date.  Contact Disability Services at (936) 468-3004 if you have questions concerning special accommodations for CLEP Testing. All CLEP tests are administered on the third floor of the Rusk Building.

Physical Address:

Stephen F. Austin State University
Disability Services
2100 North Raguet
Human Services Building, Room 325

Mailing Address:

Stephen F. Austin State University
Disability Services
P.O. Box 6130, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Contacting CLEP Services about Testing Accommodations
College-Level Examination Program
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6600

Telephone: 800.257.9558
TTY: 609.882.4118
FAX: 609.771.7088

Contact Information

For more information about CLEP contact:
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
(800) 257-9558 - Voice
(609) 771-7088 - Fax

For more information about credit by examination offered by SFA, contact the SFA Undergraduate Admissions Office at:
Stephen F. Austin State University
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 13051, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
(936) 468-2504
(800) 259-9SFA
(936) 469-3849 - Fax