Credit by exam is possible in selected courses if the student has prior educational experience that parallels the skills or knowledge required to complete the course. A maximum of 25% of the credits needed for degree or certificate completion may be earned through credit by examination. Students who are planning to transfer should inquire about the credit by exam policy at their receiving institution.

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps students earn credit for what they already know through general academic instructions, significant independent study, or extracurricular work. By receiving a satisfactory score on a CLEP exam, students can earn credits required for their degree program at Walla Walla Community College (institutional credit awarding policies do vary, therefore, transfer students should check on the number of CLEP credits accepted by their receiving institution).

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Taking CLEP Exams

Exam Information

  • CLEP examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements in the first two years of college.
  • Many examinations are designed to correspond to one-semester courses, although some correspond to full-year or two-year courses.
  • Faculty at individual colleges review the exams to ensure that they cover the material currently taught in their courses. See a list of the tests by subject.