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 Modular exam. NSU only accepts the College Composition 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 $90, with an additional $20 NSU registration fee (per test). Visit the CLEP website to register and pay the $90 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.


Testing Services at Northeastern State University offers convenient, fast and secure online registration for the exams listed. Select “Schedule an Exam” and select a time convenient for you to test. You will receive an email confirmation with appointment time and location.

Click on the “Pay Online” button to pay online with a credit or debit card. All online payments are final and no refunds will be given. You will receive an emailed receipt for your records.

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.