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AP & CLEP Credit

Snead State Community College recognizes some types of non-traditional experiences and credit by examination, including Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP).  Please note, the policy of granting credit through AP and CLEP examinations may differ at Snead State Community College from policies at other colleges. The student is cautioned to check with other colleges to obtain additional information.

NOT MORE THAN 25 PERCENT OF TOTAL CREDIT REQUIRED FOR ANY PROGRAM MAY BE AWARDED THROUGH NON-TRADITIONAL MEANS.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement credit may be awarded by Snead State Community College to an entering freshman who has obtained a score of 3 or higher on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination.  Official scores must be sent from the College Board to the Office of Student Services.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Snead State Community College honors credit earned through CLEP examination if appropriate scores are earned and adequate documentation is provided. A minimum score of 50 on the subject examination is required before specific course credit will be awarded. Credit awarded by any other accredited postsecondary college under the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for a score of less than 50 will not be accepted by Snead State Community College.

All About CLEP

  • CLEP exams are test center proctored exams.  Snead State offers CLEP testing for those students who are currently enrolled at Snead, as a means to potentially gain college credit. 
  • Those wishing to take a CLEP exam must set up a specific test appointment with the testing coordinator. 
  • The testing coordinator will verify enrollment status at the time that an appointment is made. 
  • The student is responsible for setting up his own registration for testing at https://CLEP.Collegeboard.org.  Again, only Snead students are able to select Snead State as a test site if he is a currently enrolled student.
  • The student will pay the business office the $30 proctor fee and present the receipt to the testing coordinator on the day of the scheduled test.
  • Look at the Equivalent chart link for more information regarding accepted CLEP credit at Snead State.
  • Note that CollegeBoard has recently added the option of taking a Remote Proctored CLEP Exam through an online service called Proctortrack.  Visit the CollegeBoard/CLEP website for more information regarding a remote proctored exam from home.  Proctoring fees charged by Snead State for an on campus proctored exam are separate from the Proctortrack from home testing fee, as these are two different exam methods.  Thus, the Snead State proctor fee cannot be changed to or used for the Proctortrack service, as we are two different institutions.