College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) was created to help individuals with prior knowledge in a college course subject earn their degree efficiently and inexpensively. That prior learning could have taken place through advanced high school courses, significant independent study, online coursework, or on-the-job training. Anyone interested in earning college credit and saving time and money can take a CLEP exam.

Riverland Community College will accept passing CLEP exam scores as equivalents for many of its courses. 


  1. Students should consult Transferology to find what CLEP exams are accepted for specific Riverland courses. The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing page via Transfer Resources can also be consulted for course equivalents. 

Modern States offers CLEP exam vouchers after completion of a free prep course. See Modern States website for details.
  1. Find a CLEP Testing Center and register for CLEP testing with College Board. 

  1. In order to receive college credit, the student must provide Riverland Community College with an official score report of their CLEP exam by requesting them from College Board. These can be sent to:  

Director of Admissions 
1900 8th Ave NW 
Austin, MN 55912 
  1. The Transfer Specialist will transcript credits based on approved courses. 

  1. The student will be notified via email from the Registrar’s Office once transcription is complete with instructions on how to view transfer credits.