Register for College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams
Earn Credit for What You Already Know

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for what they already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the 33 exams that are offered. MC does not provide credit for all exams. See the list of CLEP exams and MC course equivalencies.

To register for a CLEP exam, please follow the steps below. 

All CLEP exams are administered at MC's Gaithersburg Business Training Center located at 12 S. Summit Avenue, 4th floor, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

Register early—seating is limited! 

Step 1

Go to the College Board My Account registration portal. You will need to sign in to register for the CLEP exam. If you do not have an account yet, follow the directions to create an account. Follow the instructions to register for the CLEP exam. You will need to make your payment online directly to CLEP. Please print a copy of this exam registration ticket.

Step 2

Download and complete the MC CLEP Registration Form. Put your desired CLEP exam date on the form (see 2017/2018 dates below). The registration fee of $29.00, payable to Montgomery College (either credit card, check or money order), and will be processed upon receipt of the completed MC registration form in order to reserve a seat for taking the CLEP test. You must attach a copy of your CLEP exam registration ticket when registering with Montgomery College.

NOTICE: The registration fee will go up to $30 for the 2018 CLEP exams. 

Acceptable forms of payment are: Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Or pay by check or money order made payable to "Montgomery College".

Please print your Name, and Email address clearly. Incomplete or illegible registration forms will NOT be accepted.

Step 3

Submit both forms and payments (CASH NOT ACCEPTED) in one of three ways:

Mail: Montgomery College, CLEP, 12 South Summit Ave. Room 443, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Fax: 240-567-1877 only if paying by credit/debit card (not available if paying by check)
In Person: Registrations with a check or money order are now accepted at any WD&CE Customer Service location. Note: Cash is not accepted. Location of WD&CE Customer Service Locations.

Important Information

  • All CLEP exams are administered at MC's Gaithersburg Business Training Center located at 12 S. Summit Ave, 4th floor, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.
  • Register early as seats are limited! You will receive a reminder email the week of the exam.
  • CLEP Test: Effective July 1, 2014, one form of government identification will be acceptable for CLEP test-takers. A secondary form of ID will no longer be required. The primary identification must be valid and current, and must bear the test-taker's name in English language characters, and must contain a photograph and a signature. Examples of acceptable IDs include: state-issued driver's license, passport, permanent resident card, military ID. A full list of acceptable IDs is on the College Board website.
  • Montgomery College CLEP Code is 5440 (for reporting scores to Montgomery College).
  • Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. and the testing will start at 9:45 a.m. As a courtesy to all test-takers, there is no admittance after 10:00 a.m.
  • If you are planning on taking more than one CLEP Exam, you must complete a separate MC Registration Form and have a CLEP registration exam ticket for each test. You may only take ONE CLEP exam per test date.
  • There are NO ELECTRONICS allowed in the testing room. This includes cell phones, watches and calculators.
  • If you need testing accommodations, please contact Natalie Martinez (Disability Support Services) at (240) 567-4118 or natalie.martinez@montgomerycollege.edu. Please allow up to 2 weeks to make arrangements.
2017-2018 CLEP Test Dates
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017 - Drop-In testing, CLEP-a-THON
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Summer dates will be available early in 2018.

Questions? Email clep@montgomerycollege.edu, or call 240-567-1862.

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