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The CLEP Program, developed by the College Entrance Examination Board of Princeton, is based on the assumption that many people know more than their records of education suggest. By taking CLEP exams, people can gain academic recognition for what they know and can do, regardless of how or where their knowledge was acquired. As of December 2011, the University of Hartford no longer administers the CLEP exam on site; however, the University continues to accept CLEP credits for transfer to help students meet their degree requirements.

Students interested in pursuing CLEP credit should follow the procedure below:

  • Verify course credit. Before registering to take an exam, it is important to check with your advisor and your college evaluator to make certain that the credits for the course can be applied to your degree program.
  • Check the College Board website for more information on the tests, course equivalencies at the University of Hartford, test study guides, and test center locations.
  • Register for the exam at the center that offers the most convenient time and place for you.
  • Request that CLEP scores be sent to the University of Hartford. You will have an opportunity to do this when you sign onto the computer the day of the exam. The University’s test code is 3436. Students should allow a minimum of three weeks from the time of their exam to when they need the credits to be posted on their University of Hartford transcript.
Note: In the event that a student does not pass the exam, a candidate may repeat the exam after a waiting period of six months.