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Testing Center


General in-person availability
Mon. - Thur: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. -12 p.m.

General virtual availability
Mon. - Thur: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wed.: 4 p.m. session has limited availability
Late virtual appointments by request

Late start
May 12th: 1 p.m. Appointments only

Upcoming closures

May: 30th, June: 20th, July: 4th

Overall operations' disclaimer
The two preferred time slots are at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Proctoring outside of those time slots available by request only, pending availability.
Appointments must be scheduled with the Testing Center staff in advance.

Assessment Testing Info
Placement Testing Course Sequence

CLEP Testing

About CLEP

The College-Level Examination Program, or CLEP, provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. Nearly 3,000 colleges grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams.

CLEP is a nationally recognized standardized form of testing. Two types of CLEP exams are offered: general exams and specific subject exams. CLEP exams are only recommended for students with advanced knowledge in subject fields not usually acquired in typical high school curricula.

CLEP at Inver Hills

Through CLEP testing, you may be awarded credit for equivalent Inver Hills classes in composition and literature, social sciences, math and science, world languages, and business. See the CLEP Exam Credit Equivalency Chart for a grid showing courses, minimum scores, credits awarded and Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) requirements.

Credits earned through CLEP exams are not counted as resident credits at Inver Hills and may not be used to satisfy the resident credit requirement for graduation. Inver Hills has a residency requirement of 20 Inver Hills credits or nine Inver Hills credits and 11 credits from another Minnesota State institution. Because of this requirement, Inver Hills will accept a maximum of 40 credits from other sources, including CLEP, for an associate degree.

CLEP Preparation & Sample Questions

The Testing Center administers CLEP exams on Monday through Thursday at 9 am and 1 pm and Fridays at 9 am by appointment. Hours are subject to change during summer and term breaks. The Testing Center is located in the College Center next to the Information Desk. Parking is available in the College Center lot or the College Road West or East lots. Please contact the testing center for an appointment.

There are two options to take a CLEP test

  1. At a Testing Center, Inver Hills Testing center being one location, or find one here:
  2. Take the test at home, restrictions do apply. For more information visit:

You should register for a College Board account at Get Started with CLEP and pay for your CLEP exam. After receiving your ticket ID, you may call us at 651-450-3650 to reserve a test date and time. Please have your ticket ID number from CLEP available when you call.

Charges for the exams include a $20 nonrefundable service fee for non current Inver Hills Students and a $89 exam fee for each CLEP exam taken. You will pay the CLEP fee to College Board online at the point of registration and the $20 service in exact change or check written to the order of "IHCC" when you arrive to test.

For a student who registers for a CLEP test and fails to show or reschedules on three consecutive appointments, he/she will either need to wait 2 weeks to reschedule the test at a time convenient for the assessment testing center as well as the student, or he/she can pay an additional $10 fee to reschedule the examination if it is to occur within the two week window following the third scheduled, but missed, appointment. The original cost for the course examination itself will remain valid and a student will not be reassessed the CLEP course-specific fee.

You may take up to two exams in a session. Each exam is approximately 90 minutes in length. You should set aside two hours for each exam, including check-in and registration. A separate ticket ID must be provided for each exam.

Although CLEP is a national testing program, the number of credits you receive for a passing score depends on the school where you report the scores. You will be unable to earn CLEP credit in subject areas where credit has already been earned at an accredited institution. Before registering for CLEP exams, check with your transfer school registrar to assure that the credits earned from your CLEP scores will be accepted. Equivalent courses and required scores for Inver Hills are listed on the Credit Composite Reporting Form.

Official test scores will be displayed on the computer screen after you complete your test. The test administrator will print the score for you. If an essay exam is taken, you will not be able to obtain the essay score the day the exam is taken. CLEP will update your score on your CLEP account when it is available.

You can request that an official transcript of your score be sent to a college or university when you pay for your exam. The College Board will mail the report directly to the designated institution within two weeks or so. After the exam day, you can have an official transcript sent to the institution of your choice by using the transcript order form at the bottom of your score printout. CLEP charges a $20 fee for this service.

Books on CLEP exams with sample questions are available in public libraries and area bookstores. You can also purchase downloadable versions through the College Board Store.

CLEP Preparation & Sample Questions

Free CLEP Prep Courses

If you have a learning or physical disability that would prevent you being able to test under standard testing conditions for a CLEP examination, you can request accommodations at your preferred testing center. If testing with Inver Hills Community College, please contact us 7-10 business day prior to your preferred test date in order to make the necessary arrangements and to submit proper documentation for approval of Accommodations. Testing Centers can approve the following accommodations:

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

If these accommodations do not meet your needs, you will need to contact CLEP Services for information about the other nonstandard options at or at 800-257-9558 before you register through my account.

Bring your government-issue photo ID; you will not be allowed to take the exam without one. Park in the College Center lot or the College Road West or East lots. Go to the Testing Center in the College Center next to the Welcome Desk. You should arrive early for your exam appointment.

If you decide to quit the exam voluntarily, you will not receive an exam fee refund; you must wait three months before retesting in the same subject.

You are not allowed to use calculators, cell phones or pagers during your exam. You may not chew gum or bring books, papers, purses and other materials to the exam room. Lockers are provided. The college is not responsible for personal items.

Note: You will be unable to take breaks during your exam unless you have been granted accommodations from the College Board.

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