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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), unlike Advanced Placement, is not built around a curriculum, but rather is designed to test students’ knowledge on a variety of college-level subjects, regardless of where they may have learned the material. CLEP exams are developed by committees of college faculty who design questions based on what is typically covered in lower-level college courses and who set passing standards for the exams (scores are no longer based on studies of student performance in college courses). With the new computer-based tests, new questions are constantly being added, especially in rapidly-changing fields such as Computer Science. The typical passing score on computer-based CLEP exams for general education purposes is 50, although paper and pencil versions will be different.

More information about CLEP can be found online at

 Watch the CLEP tutorial video 
 Watch CLEP for Military Members and Veterans 
 CLEP Brochure 

For information on CLEP test scores and course equivalencies, click on the links below.

Test Preparation:

The following are links to resources for students to prepare for the CLEP:

Miami Dade College - Library

• The CLEP Official Study Guide is available for review at MDC Library.

The College Board

• CLEP Test Preparation
CLEP Tutorial Video

CLEP Schedule:

Hialeah Testing By Online Appointments or Walk-in basis M, T, W, R 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Homestead Testing Walk-in basis F 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
InterAmerican Testing By Online Appointments or Walk-in basis M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Kendall Testing Walk-in basis T, R 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
F 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Medical Testing By Online Appointments TBA TBA
North Testing By Online Appointments or Walk-in-basis M, T, W 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
R 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
F 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
West Testing By Online Appointments only M, T, W, R, F Varies by date
Wolfson Testing By Online Appointments or Walk-in-basis M, T, W, R 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Walk-in-basis F 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
By Online Appointments only S Varies by date
Note: Examinees must be checked-in and seated by the time scheduled in order to begin the test. Examinees will then have adequate time to finish the test in a reasonable period or within the Testing Office Hours of Operation.


Auxiliary Aids and Modifications

Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:

Under certain circumstances, arrangements for auxiliary aids and modifications are permissible. The College makes every reasonable effort to ensure equal access to educational opportunities and experiences for candidates with documented disabilities. These services can include:

  • Sign language interpreters
  • Adaptive or assistive technology
  • Note takers
  • and more

An ACCESS representative can help eligible candidates identify and arrange for accommodations that ensure success.

Instructions for Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:

  1. Candidate presents documentation to ACCESS department.
  2. ACCESS department intakes documentation.
  3. Accommodations are determined.
  4. ACCESS department informs Testing Center about candidate's accommodations.
  5. Candidate contacts Testing Center to schedule the test with accommodations.
  6. Testing Center plans for accommodated testing needs.
  7. Candidate tests.


CLEP Credit by exam (all attempts). 
Payments to CLEP are due on your scheduled test date. CLEP prefers payment via credit card (check or money order is also accepted for the payment that is payable to CLEP).
Note: The $80 CLEP payment is made online through the publisher's website at
MDC $35
Publisher $80
DANTES-funded military and military approved candidates (first attempt only).
Note: DANTES will no longer fund CLEP exams for spouses and civilians of the Air National Guard.
MDC and
Note: Testing fees are subject to change.
MDC testing fees are non-refundable/non-transferable. Examinees must pick up a payment form at the Testing Center and submit it to the Bursar’s Office prior to taking an MDC fee related test. The testing fee payment can be made with cash, money order, or credit/debit card. Make sure to save the receipt for proof of payment.


Reimbursement for Veterans:

Great news for veterans! The GI Bill offers reimbursement for veterans who take eligible tests, including CLEP and other tests offered at MDC. This means that eligible veterans may schedule a test with MDC, pay the testing fee, take the desired test available, and request reimbursement from the VA. For more information please visit the following links:

ID Verification:

Examinees are required to provide identification prior to testing. For more details please review the Testing Requirements & Acceptable IDs.

Note: Military or Military-Approved Candidates

Military personnel may be eligible for DANTES-Funded CLEP Exams.
For more information, please visit

MDC administers the test at:

Hialeah Testing
1780 W. 49 Street
Room 1220-01 
Hialeah, FL 33012 Map
(305) 237-8791
(305) 237-8846

Homestead Testing
500 College Terrace
Room A114
Homestead, FL 33030 Map
(305) 237-5105
(305) 237-5213
InterAmerican Testing
627 SW 27 Avenue
Room 1110
Miami, FL 33135 Map
(305) 237-6041
(305) 237-6207
Kendall Testing
11011 SW 104 Street
Building R, 5th Floor
Miami, FL 33176 Map
(305) 237-2341
(305) 237-0679
Medical Testing
950 NW 20 Street
Room 1303
Miami, FL 33127 Map
(305) 237-4275
(305) 237-4347
North Testing
11380 NW 27 Avenue
Room 1160
Miami, FL 33167 Map
(305) 237-1015
(305) 237-1889
MDC-West Testing
3800 NW 115 Avenue
Room 2110 
Doral, FL 33178 Map
(305) 237-8979
(305) 237-4951
Wolfson Testing
300 NE 2 Avenue
Room 3104
Miami, FL 33132 Map
(305) 237-3011
(305) 237-7622

Miami Dade College uses the minimum scores, credits, and guidelines for awarding credit for exams established by the State of Florida's Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC). For additional information please visit the Florida Virtual Campus website and click on Credit-by-Exam Equivalencies (PDF).

All exams for Credit-by-Exam are processed as transcripts. Below is the College’s contact information for processing transcripts.

Miami Dade College
Transcript Processing Services, Rm. R301  
11011 S.W. 104 Street
Miami, Florida 33176-3393

Phone: (305) 237-2701
Fax: (305) 237-2796

Quick Links:

Who should CLEP examines contact if they did not indicate a score recipient institution at the time of testing?

Candidates should send an email to and include the information below. There is no fee if the request is made within a 30 day period of taking the exam.

  • Complete name, date of birth, address, phone number, and the last four digits of their social security number.
  • Where and when the examinee took the test.
  • Name and address of the recipient institution.

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.