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College Level Examination Programs (CLEP)

Grand Rapids Community College awards credit toward graduation for successful completion of the College Level Examination Programs (CLEP) exam in some subject areas.

The CLEP examination is offered to any college or non-college student.

Each institution sets its own policy regarding the acceptance of CLEP examinations and the amount of credits they award. Review the CLEP Equivalencies at GRCC.

If you desire to transfer CLEP credit to another institution, then it is strongly suggested you check with that institution regarding their CLEP acceptance policy prior to taking the exam.

CLEP exams are offered on an appointment basis three times a week.

Your ticket & check or money order for $20 payable to GRCC must be received by 7:30 pm on the Monday of the week you want to test. Registration deadlines are enforced but may be extended depending on test availability.


The CLEP exam is offered weekly at the following times:

  • Wednesday 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for any holiday closings.


Go to the College Board website.

Choose GRCC as your testing site during registration.

Print out your voucher and mail it with a $20 check or money order payable to GRCC to:

GRCC 143 Bostwick Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Room 325 SCC

Test Requirements

A minimum score of 50 is required to pass at Grand Rapids Community College. Check with the institution you are attending for your CLEP passing score.

Tests are 90 minutes long, administered on the computer and results are viewed upon completion of CLEP exam. The only exception is the College Composition, which is 2 hours long & takes approximately one month to receive a score through the mail.

If your school requires you to take the College Composition Modular, they must score the optional essay portion. GRCC will not score any essay exams.

Allow three weeks for CLEP scores to reach your institution.

Visit the College Board for test information or study guides.

If you need to reschedule an exam date or for any further questions, please call (616) 234-3413 to speak with a Testing Proctor.