CLEP Information

College Level Examination Program

Newberg Campus Test Dates:

We offer the following examination dates:

We currently do not have any 2016 testing dates. Dates will be set once availability resumes.

For other local testing sites, please refer to the CLEP Test Center Search webpage.

 Available tests
Course equivalencies The George Fox minimum score requirement equates to earning a grade of B for the equivalent course. The College Board lists the ACE recommended scores which equate to grades of C. Requirements are subject to change. Students are subject to the standards in force at the time scores are submitted. A maximum of 32 semester credits may be earned at George Fox University through examination or other non-classroom credit procedures. This includes all alternative credit opportunities.

How to Register for a CLEP Exam

  • 1. Select an exam by browsing our available tests and course equivalencies listed above.
  • 2. Register for your exam through the College Board website (you have 6 months after you register to complete your CLEP test).
  • 3. Sign up with George Fox for a testing date using this online form (you are only allowed to take one exam per exam session).


  • $80 - payable to CLEP when you register on the College Board website
  • $15 - payable to George Fox University by cash or check ONLY on the day of the test
  • $95 - total cost
  • NOTE: There is a $15 surcharge for returned checks.

Test Location

  • George Fox University Newberg campus - Murdock Learning Resource Center (Campus Library), basement floor. Campus Map

Preparing for the Exam

  • Refer to the course equivalency information listed above.
  • Examinations may not be repeated within three months of the testing date.
  • CLEP test prep materials available through public libraries, local bookstores, or college bookstores. CLEP exams reflect introductory college courses.
  • Visit the College Board website for: downloadable individual subject study guides ($10 each) and the CLEP Sampler (free demo). Both of these items are found in the CLEP Official Study Guide. George Fox University students may check out this guide from the Newberg campus library for two days at a time.
  • Other CLEP Study Resources:

Day of the Exam

1. Meet at the exam room 15 minutes before the start of the test.
2. You will need to bring:
3. You will not be able to use any electronic devices, calculators, notes, etc. If your test requires use of headphones (ex: language testing), they will be provided for you. Scratch paper will also be provided for each student.
4. Each test has a time limit of 90 minutes, with the exception of the College Composition Modular which has an additional 70 minute essay. It is highly advised that you use the restroom before the exam. 

CLEP ID Policy

Students must present one form of personal identification in order to be admitted to a CLEP testing room. The PRIMARY ID must be a government-issued photo ID. The ID must include the candidate's name, signature, and a recognizable photograph. 
Acceptable forms of primary identification include:
    • Current passport with name photograph, and signature
    • Valid driver's license with name, photograph, and signature
    • State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photograph, and signature
    • Military ID with name, photograph, and signature
    • National ID with name, photograph, and signature
    • A tribal ID card with name, photograph, and signature
    • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship with name, photograph, and signature
    • A Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) with name, photograph, and signature
    • If the student is a minor and unable to provide a primary government issued ID, the the College Board ID Form must be used for the primary ID. This form must include a recognizable photo, and the school or notary seal must overlap the photo. The student must sign the ID form in the presence of their couselor or principal. The student will be asked to sign the ID form again at the test center. This form is valid only in the United States test centers. It must be dated and is good for only one year. Contact CLEP Services for information on obtaining the College Board ID form.
Further questions? Contact the Registrar's Office at (503)554-2218 or for the Newberg campus.