CLEP Testing

Discussion in 'CLEP, DANTES, and Other Exams for Credit' started by Cory, Mar 15, 2002.

  1. Cory

    Cory New Member

    Hi all,

    I decided to wipe my slate clean, and finally finish my degree. I have been working as an IT contractor the past few years, and with the downturn this seems to be a good time to finally get my BA. I have mapped out a strategy of CLEP and ECE tests that should get me close to a degree at the various RA schools, and in February started calling around to schedule CLEP tests.

    Alas, with the move to CBT it seems that a lot of testing centers no longer exist, and with the ones that do you are lucky to be able to book a month in advance. A major PIA if you are trying to take more than a couple of tests.

    One test center I called is listed on the collegeboard site, but doesn't offer CLEP tests at that location!

    One test center has two (2) test dates per month, one day to register, and is full by 9:00AM on that day.

    One test center runs tests every Tuesday and Thursday, but is booked about a month to a month in a half in advance. (My first four tests are with this site)

    Thankfully, I finally found a center today that when I called asking when they were available I was asked if I wanted to come in next week, and the center is available for pretty much all of April! I live between two major cities, and had a heck of a time finding a good site to take these tests, hopefully this situation is rectified in the future!


    12 credits down, 108 to go
    AA 20% complete and BA 10% complete
  2. infinitesadness

    infinitesadness New Member

    I had the complete opposite experience regarding my clep testing. When i called my testing center, the counselor said i could come in any day of the week, at any time of day, and can schedule any number of exams that i want. i was very much surprised at the freedom that i had. Also, she said that i would be the very first person ever at the testing center to use the CBT clep exam. I guess it helps to live in a ass backwards town in Alabama.

    Frank C.
    B.S. Charter Oak.......eventually
  3. DaveHayden

    DaveHayden New Member

    I too have found that testing centers are hard to find. I live in Portland and did find an accomadating site for the CLEPs. The DANTES were even tougher. I called every one on the list and finally found a site at City University that should work out fine. My other DANTES choice was over 2hrs away. It may not be easy but it can be done.
  4. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    I have found the new testing great. I walked into the local community college and asked if I could take the General Humanities exam right now. One hour later, I passed the test and was on my way to buy another study guide.
  5. NYMedic

    NYMedic New Member

    The only place locally I have offers CLEP's once a month, with a max of 2 exams per date.

    It is not very conducive to my rapid BA degree plans. =(

    I thought prometric would offer CLEP, but they don't! I can't find anyone in Northern NY(plattsburgh) offering the GRE Subject Exams.

    I haven't had much luck. =(
  6. kajidoro

    kajidoro New Member

    Ha! The fist open slot here was 3 1/2 months!

  7. RKanarek

    RKanarek Member


    Although I've never taken a computerized CLEP, I had a great deal of trouble finding a place to take the paper versions. Almost all of the colleges in NY can't be troubled to administer CLEP exams to non-students -- even the public institutions! My best option turned out to be a community college in NJ!

    The best solution for you might be to enlist. The Base Education
    Office was perhaps the only part of Sheppard AFB that was really
    well run. All, or virtually all, bases (AF), Posts (Army), &
    whatever-they're-calleds (Navy & Marines <g>) have base education offices that are happy to administer any sort of tests you need.

    What's the matter? You ain't yellow, are you? <g>

    Richard Kanarek, USAFR
  8. wfready

    wfready New Member

    Them's fighting words. Gangway or sickbay, FLYBOY.

    jk hehe.

    I do have a question.. I think I know the answer but just in case you know otherwise..

    If you were to go to the front gate and ask the MP's that you need a daily pass to goto base education to sit a DANTES/CLEP ETC. Do you think they would let you? If they did.. Would they even let a civillian/former enlisted sit a test at the base ed office?

  9. Kevan Kipp

    Kevan Kipp New Member


    I called the base education office here at McChord because I was curious as well. Not a good idea to show up at the gate (which should be obvious, especially with today's heightened state of security). If you can apply your tests to a school that's near the base in question, a school representative has to sponsor you on base, either by going to the visitor's center outside the gate, or they can do a permission letter through Pass and I.D. at the base. So, the key is "local." While it can be a pain in the butt, it's not uncommon.


  10. RKanarek

    RKanarek Member


    Regarding your recent post:

    a) I ain't a scared of you or your fighting words, semen <g>. I'm part of a medical unit; according to the Geneva Conventions, you can't touch me! And, if you did try anything funny, you'd be surprised how fast I can run & hide behind the nearest Army soldier. In lieu of any proper sort of hand-to-hand combat training, we Airmen are taught to do just that! <g>

    b) From what I've heard, pre-9/11 it was extremely easy for civilians to enter Ft. Hamilton, the Army base in Brooklyn. In fact, there was a public bus route that ran through the place. That doesn't, however, mean that the base education office would have been equally welcoming. Now, however, the base seems to be on perpetual state of hightened "Force Protection" , nee DefCon, which might make a casual visit more difficult.

    Richard Kanarek
  11. wfready

    wfready New Member

    WOAH!! I'm a Marine not a SQUID (and no nasty long haired soldier gonna protect you! <g>)

    ANYWAYS, even before 9/11 the base I was at was like trying to get into fort Knox! (even though it was filled w/ obsolete aircraft!). They would inspect the hell out of your ID and ask you questions, but if you were a civvy going to the annual fair? COME ON IN!! hehe.

    There are colleges that have the DANTES exam right? I never checked before..



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