College Level Examination Program

The College Level Examination Program, designed by the College Entrance Examination Board, is a basis of granting credit for knowledge gained through nontraditional means, such as work experience or independent study.

College Level Examination Program examinations are of two types:

  1. The General Examinations cover in a broad and generalized way five academic areas: humanities, mathematics, natural science, English composition, and social sciences/history. CCC will grant six credits in each of the five to any matriculated student who passes any of the general examinations.
  2. The Subject Examinations measure the student’s knowledge in specific academic fields. There are 40 or more such examinations, some of which carry three credits and some six. In both the general and subject examinations, College Level Examination Program credits are similar to transfer credits: no grade is concerned; no quality points are involved, and, as a result, there is no effect on the student’s Cumulative Point Average.

When College Level Examination Program credits are awarded, they will be recorded in terms of CCC equivalent courses. There will be a notation indicating that College Level Examination Program was the basis of credit award.

For further information about College Level Examination Program, consult the Registrar’s Office at (860) 906-5311