Center for Counseling and Transfer
CLEP Information

Memo to Hudson Valley Community College Students Seeking CLEP Credit
This memorandum provides important information for matriculated students seeking CLEP credit at Hudson Valley Community College. It includes a list of all Hudson Valley courses for which students may obtain credit through CLEP, as well as cut off scores necessary to earn credit. Click here to download a copy of this memo.

Method for Obtaining Credit for ENGL 101 or 102 at Hudson Valley Community College
Our college composition courses (ENGL 101 and 102) are requirements in most Hudson Valley degree programs. If writing skills are very strong and a student has the knowledge and skills required in grammar and rhetoric, then he/she may be a good candidate for the CLEP exam in these courses. For more specific information on the essay component of this exam, click here.

Test Dates
All CLEP exams are administered on Saturday mornings according to the following dates:
Registration Deadline Exam Date
Feb. 27, 2015 March 7, 2015 FULL
April 2, 2015 April 11, 2015 FULL
April 24, 2015 May 2, 2015 FULL
May 29, 2015 June 6, 2015 FULL
No July Testing
No August Testing
Sept. 4, 2015 Sept. 12, 2015
Sept. 25, 2015 Oct. 3, 2015
Oct. 30, 2015 Nov. 7, 2015
Nov. 24, 2015 Dec. 5, 2015

*The essay portion of the Freshman College Composition requirement for Hudson Valley Community College students only is available in January, March, September and October.

  • No more than one (1) subject or general exam may be taken on any given date

Registration and Payment
Please follow the following steps to register for a CLEP Exam at Hudson Valley Community College:

  1. Log in to the CLEP My Account Registration Portal and Register for an Exam
    You will be required to pay CLEP the $80 exam fee at this time. Registering for an exam provides you with a payment receipt and a CLEP Registration Ticket, but you must contact a test center to schedule the date and time you wish to take the test (see Step 2).

  2. Schedule Your Test Date with Hudson Valley Community College
    After you receive your CLEP Registration Ticket (valid for six months) you will need to schedule your test date with the college and pay the $25 testing center fee to Hudson Valley Community College. Please complete the CLEP Registration Form and submit it along with your CLEP Registration Ticket Ticket and $25 testing center fee. All items must arrive to our office by the registration deadline posted above. PLEASE NOTE: The $25 testing center fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. You will receive a confirmation mailing once your test has been scheduled.

    Submit your CLEP Registration Form, CLEP Registration Ticket and $25 testing center fee to:

    Hudson Valley Community College
    Center for Counseling and Transfer
    80 Vandenburgh Ave.
    Troy, NY 12180

Important Notice
If classes are canceled or the college is closed due to weather conditions or other emergencies, call the Office of Public Safety at (518) 629-7210, or the Center for Counseling and Transfer at (518) 629-7320 for rescheduling information.

Preparing for a CLEP Exam
Having made the decision to take one or more CLEP examinations, most students then want to know if it is worthwhile to prepare for them – how much, how long, when and how should they go about it? The precise answers to these questions vary greatly from individual to individual. However, most candidates find that some type of test preparation is helpful.

For more general and study information on preparing for CLEP, we recommend that you visit their Web site at For each exam, there is an outline of the knowledge and skill covered in the test, about 25 sample questions similar to those found on the exam, and a list of textbooks and other resources that could be used for study materials. You can also take a practice exam by going to Keep in mind that our college bookstore and library are resources for textbooks that will help in studying for CLEP.