4.1.3 College Level Examination Program

Policy TrackingDate
RevisedFebruary 4, 2008
ReviewedJanuary 11, 2021

  1. The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a program designed to award college level credit for non-institutional experience. While Blue Ridge Community College is not at this time a CLEP testing center, the college recognizes credit earned by passing a full range of CLEP tests as listed below. A listing of area CLEP exam centers open to students from other institutions may be found at the CLEP Web site.
  2. Credit is awarded based on earning a minimum score of 50. A student may earn a maximum of 75 percent of the applicable degree/diploma/certificate requirements through CLEP. CLEP exams may be taken at any time during enrollment, but credit cannot be gained for academic courses duplicating those already completed for credit at Blue Ridge Community College.
  3. Any variance in the granting of credit from that listed below will be at the recommendation of the appropriate Dean, with the approval of the Vice President for Instruction.
  4. Students are cautioned that CLEP acceptance policies vary from institution to institution. Credit awarded by an institution to which a student transfers may differ from that granted by Blue Ridge Community College.
  5. A list of course equivalents for Blue Ridge Community College and assigned credits in semester hours (SH) is available through the Office of Instruction and the Division of Student Services of Blue Ridge Community College.