Testing Center

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Henderson State University is an open test center for the CLEP program. The Subject Examinations allow a student to demonstrate the specific knowledge and skills he or she has gained through professional training, outside course work, or independent study. CLEP allows students the opportunity to bypass introductory courses thereby cutting down on college time and expense. 

Students may take the Subject Examination in College Composition Modular for credit in Freshman English. Subject Examinations are also available in many other subjects including American history, biology, and college algebra. Students may take the General Examination in Humanities. A list of CLEP examinations as applied to Henderson State University's courses is available from the Registrar's Office. Credit is entered on the transcript when the student has completed at least 15 hours with at least a "C" average. The term "credit" is placed on the transcript, and the hours do not enter into a student's grade point average.


Credit may be earned by any student on any Subject Examination provided that credit has NOT been earned in a more advanced course.

A test designed to cover two semesters (College Composition Modular, American Literature, English Literature) may not be taken if the student has completed one semester of the course.

Students who desire to earn more than 30 hours by testing must secure official permission.

Tests may be repeated in three months.

The School of Business has placed certain restrictions on CLEP credit within the school. Business majors/ minors may not receive credit for business CLEP tests.

The CLEP tests are computer-based tests composed of multiple-choice questions. There are no scheduled breaks. One of the sections of the foreign language test is a listening section.

For more detailed information, refer to the CLEP website at www.collegeboard.org/clep, contact the Testing Center, or call 870-230-5470.

Registration Process

CLEP tests are scheduled by appointment. Call 870-230-5470 to schedule an exam. A $25 testing fee should be paid by the time of the test administration at the Business Office.  Pre-registration should completed online at www.collegeboard.org/clep before contacting the Testing Center for an appointment.  Students will register and pay for their exam ($80) on the website.

On the Day of the Test 

Go to Caplinger Airway Science Academic Center, Room 121, a few minutes early. Be sure to bring the following:

  • Picture ID
  • Receipt from Business Office showing proof of payment
  • Registration ticket (Printed once registered online at the CLEP website)