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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Advising, Counseling, and Testing Department

Save Time. Save Money. CLEP provides students the opportunity to earn credit for their knowledge obtained: in or out of the classroom, through independent study, professional development, internships, etc. CLEP exams permit persons to earn college credit quicker and less expensive than semester long courses.


Registration and payment of CLEP testing fees, $85,  must be made online through My Account registration portal. The registration platform will allow you to register for a CLEP exam 24/7, manage your personal information any time prior to taking the exam, search for test centers, select your score recipient institution, and purchase any study materials.  Print your registration ticket for proof of payment.

After registering:

  1. Schedule Appointment with MSSU Testing Services: 417-625-9577
  2. Administration fee $25 cash/money order to MSSU; Payment is made at Bursar's office, Hearnes Hall Room 105 or call 417.625.9381, and bring receipt as proof of payment
  3. Bring printed Registration Ticket (CLEP  site) and bring to testing center for Check-in and  proof of payment
  4. Tests are administered in the Testing Center located in room 117 of Webster Halll (Bldg. #14 on virtual and PDF campus map; ). Please arrive 30 minutes ahead of your scheduled exam to allow for parking.

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CLEP for Military 

  1. If you are active duty, you can take CLEP exams at no cost to you. For more information go to:
  2. If you are a veteran, you may qualify for full reimbursement of CLEP fees. For more information go to:

Missouri Southern State University is proud to be a military friendly school. We waive our testing fee for those who qualify as active duty under step 1 above.

Taking the Exam:

Accommodations for students with Disabilities:

If you have a disability, such as a learning or physical disability, that would prevent you from taking a CLEP exam under standard conditions, you may request accommodations through us. You must contact us well in advance of your test date to make the necessary arrangements and to find out our deadline for submission of documentation and approval of accommodations.  Accommodations that can be arranged directly with our test center may include:

If the above accommodations do not meet your needs, do not register online for your exam.  Contact CLEP Services for information about other accommodations.

Free study material

On August 9, the  Modern States Education Alliance  announced its official launch of tuition-free online CLEP® courses. The courses, taught by professors from leading institutions, have no prerequisites or restrictions for enrolling and cover all CLEP exam subjects. The courses are free to all users and also include free textbooks and course materials.

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