Downtown Campus, Rm. M216
Mon: 8:30-10 a.m.
Tue: 8:30-11 a.m.
Wed: 8:30-10 a.m.
Thu: 8:30-11 a.m.
Fri: 8:30-10 a.m.
See Test Schedule for test times.
South Campus, Rm. 105 By appt. only
The nationally-recognized CLEP examination program consists of general as well as subject-specific examinations in which students can earn college level credits. CLEP allows students to demonstrate specific knowledge or skills gained through professional training, outside courses, or independent study that is equivalent to what is taught in a college course.
The CLEP tests are computer-delivered, rather than pencil and paper tests. Successful scores on CLEP examinations may be used to meet the related instruction requirements for a certificate or degree at Bates.
Bates is an Open National CLEP testing site and we are military friendly. There are no other eligibility requirements for the CLEP exams.
Candidates must bring in two forms of ID. One must be a government-issued photo ID, which must have the name, signature, and recognizable photograph. Acceptable forms of ID include: a current passport, a current state-issued driver's license, a current state-issued ID card, tribal ID, naturalization card or certificate of citizenship. The second ID must contain either a photo or a signature, but has to be something other than an employee ID card or social security card.
CLEP testing is by appointment only and is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month at 8:00 a.m. and again at 11:00 a.m. Contact the Assessment Center by email or by calling 253.680.7030 to schedule an appointment. Please leave a detailed email/message regarding which date you would like to be scheduled, as well as contact information. You will receive a call or email to confirm your CLEP examination appointment. On the day of testing, examinees must bring a valid registration ticket from the My Account registration portal, as well as register by paying the non-refundable $19.95 fee with the Bates' cashier's office.
The total payment for each CLEP test is $99.95.
$19.95 is a non-refundable fee that is paid to Bates Technical College. The remaining $80 is a CLEP fee that is paid by visiting CLEP's My Account Registration Portal.