College Level Examination Program (CLEP)


Northeastern State University is an open testing center and administers all of the tests included in the College Level Examination Program via computer. Tests may be taken at Northeastern and the scores sent to another institution that accepts the credit subject to that institution's course equivalency policy. CLEP examinations may be taken at other institutions and sent to NSU. The recipient code for NSU is 6485.

CLEP Course Equivalency

Please pay close attention to the exams you purchase for credit at NSU. NSU does not accept the CLEP College Composition exam. NSU only accepts the College Composition Modular Exam for attempting credit for College Composition I & II. If you are in doubt please contact Testing Services at 918-444-2139 or the Associate Registrar at 918-444-3083


CLEP tests are given on the NSU Tahlequah Campus by appointment only. The current test price is $87, with an additional $20 NSU registration fee (per test). Visit the CLEP website to register and pay the $87 for your test.

Testers will be notified by the Office of the Registrar once official scores have been received at NSU. Students will then need to go to Business Affairs to pay the $15 per credit hour transcript posting fee. The course/courses can then be posted as auxiliary credits to their NSU transcripts. Credits are posted as long as the student has completed 12 hours at NSU.

Applications & Appointments

The registration and payment form (pdf) and $20 registration fee (per test) must be received before making an appointment.  If coming to campus to pay, take the application and payment to Testing Services and make your testing appointment.  If mailing your application we will contact you to make an appointment once we have received your registration and payment.  Testing Services is located in the CASE building, lower level, room 130. For additional information call Testing Services at 918-444-2139.

If you would like to pay online with a credit card please go to the Testing Services homepage and select Pay Online. 


Study Guides and Aids

Students are encouraged to view the CLEP Study guide before deciding to take the exam(s). The study guide is located at the Reserve Desk in the John Vaughan Library on the Tahlequah campus. You can also visit to find out more about study materials that are available to purchase.