College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Students may choose to earn credits by taking a nationally standardized exam known as CLEP (College Level Examination Program). Nashua Community College is an approved testing site for CLEP. The college awards credits for courses in the areas of Composition and Literature, Foreign Languages, Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics. A complete list of the CLEP exams accepted for credit by NCC is available on our website as well as in the Admissions Office and the Academic Advising Center. The cost of each exam is published on the College Board website NCC charges an administrative fee of $25 per exam. For further information and to schedule an appointment, contact the Academic Advising Center at 603.578.6817. Passing scores for CLEP are 50 and above unless specified otherwise. Successful completion of a CLEP exam is treated as a transfer credit. Matriculated students will need to request that a copy of their scores be sent to NCC for review. This request is made to the College Board and can be done during or after the exam.