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Testing Center

Collin College Testing Centers serve as test sites for the CLEP (College Level Examination Program). If you want to use your CLEP exam for courses here at Collin College, please review the accepted tests in the table lower on this page. Not all CLEP exams are accepted for credit at Collin College.

NOTE: You must be TSI complete through testing or an exemption before CLEP exams can be applied to your transcript or used as a pre-requisite override.

Follow the steps below to schedule your CLEP examination at one of our campus testing center locations.

Step 1: You will register and pay for a CLEP exam at http://clep.collegeboard.org/started.  The College Board charges $90 for each CLEP examination. You will create an account, pay College Board for the exam fee, and print out a voucher for the test on this site. 

NOTE: Collin College ONLY accepts the College Composition Modular exam for English credit at Collin College. Students can take the College Composition test for another college at one of our testing centers, but if you want to use the exam for credit at Collin College, you must choose the College Composition Modular exam.

Step 2: Select a campus testing center location below by clicking on the campus link. You will be sent to a new page and asked to select a time to take your exam. You will then pay a $15 administration fee directly to Collin College. Print out your receipt and bring it with you to the testing center location.

CLEP examinations are given by appointment only. The CLEP sitting fee is non-refundable. You may reschedule one time with no charge.

Book your appointment via the following link (availability is limited):

Additional Information:

  • A photo ID is required for all CLEP testing.  Your primary ID must be government-issued and include your name, signature, and a recognizable photograph.  The second ID may be any official ID containing your name and signature and/or photograph.  There are NO exceptions on the forms of ID that can be used.
  • A student does not have to be currently enrolled at Collin College to take a CLEP exam.
  • Exam scores may be sent to any institution that the student requests. Each institution determines its own policies regarding CLEP examinations, required scores, and credit given. The student is responsible for contacting the receiving institution to determine what exams are accepted.  We highly recommend you do this prior to signing up for a CLEP exam. CLEP exam fees and refunds are determined by the College Board. The CLEP sitting fee is non-refundable. You may reschedule one time at no charge. 
  • An unofficial score report will be available upon the completion of most CLEP exams.  Official scores will be sent to the test-taker and the school of choice in approximately 2 (two) weeks.
  • A waiting period of 3 months is required to retake any CLEP exam.
  • Please see the list of CLEP Subject Examinations accepted by Collin College toward the bottom of this page.

The Collin College Registrar's Office certifies credit earned on CLEP Subject Examinations with a score at or above the minimum score for credit (see table below).  For CLEP credit to be certified at Collin, a student must have successfully completed a course at Collin within the last 12 months and have at least three (3) semester credit hours from Collin College.

Note: Credit earned by examination may not be earned in any course for which the student has previously received a grade, either at this institution or elsewhere (grades of 'F' and 'W' are included). A course must be dropped before the census date to avoid a grade of 'W'.

Listed below are the CLEP Subject Examinations in which a student may receive credit at Collin. Examinations are 90-minute multiple choice objective tests.

*The Subject Examination in College Composition Modular also has a 90-minute essay section, which is required by some colleges. Students must check with the institution they are planning to attend for its requirements. Collin requires the essay section. If the essay section is attempted for credit at Collin, the score will be weighted as follows:

  • Essay section:   70 percent
  • Multiple-choice: 30 percent


The CLEP Code Number for Collin is 2290.

Test Name Collin Course Number Semester Credit Hours Minimum Score for Credit
Business
Financial Accounting ACCT2301

3

50

Introductory Business Law BUSI2301

3

50

Principles of Management BMGT1327

3

50

Principles of Marketing MRKT1311

3

50

Composition & Literature
American Literature ENGL2327-2328

6

50

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature ENGL2341

3

50

College Composition Modular*
(A separate essay will be given at the Collin Testing Center after you complete the
College Composition Modular exam. Scores are figured based on the following formula:
Multiple Choice exam = 30%, Essay = 70%.)

NOTE: Collin College does NOT award credit for the "College Composition" exam.

ENGL1301

3

50*

English Literature ENGL2322-2323

6

50

Science & Mathematics
Biology BIOL1406-1407

8

50

Chemistry CHEM1411-1412

8

50

College Algebra MATH1314

3

50

Pre-Calculus MATH2412

4

50

Calculus MATH2413

4

50

Foreign Languages
French Language FREN1411-1412

8

50

FREN1411-1412,
2311-2312

14

59

German Language GERM1411-1412

8

50

GERM1411-1412,
2311-2312

14

60

Spanish Language SPAN1411-1412

8

50

SPAN1411-1412,
2311-2312

14

63

History & Social Sciences
American Government GOVT2305

3

50

History of the U.S. I HIST1301

3

50

History of the U.S. II HIST1302

3

50

Human Growth & Development PSYC2314

3

50 

Principles of Macroeconomics ECON2301 

50 

Principles of Microeconomics ECON2302 

50 

Introductory Psychology PSYC2301

3

50

Introductory Sociology SOCI1301

3

50

Western Civilization I HIST2311

3

50

Western Civilization II HIST2312

3

50

The above scores are effective as of 9/1/2021.

For further information on the CLEP program, please refer to College Board.

For further information on receiving CLEP credit, please contact the Testing Office by email at creditbyexam@collin.edu.



Testing Location Information

Celina Campus:
2505 Kinship Parkway
Celina, TX, 75009
Room: 125
Phone: (469) 905-3599
Email: Celinatesting@collin.edu
Monday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Farmersville Campus:
501 S. Collin Parkway
Farmersville, TX 75442
Room: 107
Phone:  (972) 549-6450 
Email:  Farmersvilletesting@collin.edu
Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Frisco Campus: 
9700 Wade Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75035
Room: F209
Phone: (972) 377-1522
Email: Friscotesting@collin.edu
Monday, & Wednesday – Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
McKinney Campus:
2200 W. University Dr.
McKinney, TX 75071
Room: W206
Phone: (972) 548-6849
Email: TestingCPC@collin.edu
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Plano Campus:
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75074
Room: J232
Phone: (972) 881-5922
Email: Planotesting@collin.edu
Monday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Technical Campus: 
2550 Bending Branch Way
Allen, TX 75013
Room: A001
Phone: (972) 553-1234
Email: Cctctesting@collin.edu
Monday – Tuesday, & Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wylie Campus:
391 Country Club Road
Wylie, TX 75098
Room: Campus Commons 201
Phone: (972) 378-8849
Email: Wylietesting@collin.edu
Monday – Wednesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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