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If you ARE a UIC Student

The first thing you need to know is that there is nothing automatic about getting credit for a CLEP exam.  Some students are eligible for credit on some exams, but not all students are eligible, and not all CLEP exams are accepted for credit at UIC.

The issue of whether or not you are eligible for CLEP credit is decided either by your College advisor, or by one of the UIC departments. For a list of CLEP exams which may be accepted for credit at UIC, click here.

Though it is not an absolute requirement, you are strongly advised to obtain credit authorization before taking your CLEP exam(s), so that you don't waste valuable time, effort, and money on an exam for which you may not be able to obtain UIC credit.  We will be happy to administer any CLEP exam for which you are properly registered, but we cannot forward your score report(s) to the proper office without your completed Credit Authorization form(s), and there will be no refund of your fees if you later find out that you cannot obtain UIC credit.  You can obtain CLEP Credit Authorization forms at the Office of Testing Services in the Student Services Building.

We will keep your original Credit Authorization forms in our files.  When your CLEP scores arrive, we will forward them to the authorizing official named on your form, along with the original of the authorization form itself.  We will also keep copies of the score report and the authorization form for our records.  The actual posting of credit is done by the Office of Admissions and Records after a formal recommendation for credit is sent from the relevant College or departmental office -- inquiries regarding this process should be directed to the appropriate College or departmental office.

If you are trying to meet any sort of deadline for the posting of credit, be sure to make the official authorizing your CLEP credit aware of this at the time the form is completed.

If you are not yet a UIC student

Before registering for any CLEP exam, consult with an Admissions Counselor at the UIC Office of Admissions; you can meet with a Counselor in person at their offices in the Student Services Building, or call for information at (312) 996-4350.  Let the Counselor know what your admission status is (e.g. not yet applied, applied but not yet accepted, etc.), your previous college experience (if any), your intended field of study, and what you would like to accomplish through CLEP testing.

How to register for CLEP

Stop by the Office of Testing Services in UIC's Student Services Building at 1200 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607, and pick up a copy of the CLEP Information and Registration packet.  It contains Credit Authorization forms, along with information about testing dates and fees.  While you are there, feel free to ask any questions you may have about CLEP, or about UIC policies and procedures for getting CLEP credit.
OTS is located in the Student Services Building (SSB) at 1200 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607 on the East Campus of UIC.  A short distance south and west of Chicago's Loop, on the northwest corner of Racine and Harrison streets (1200 West, 600 South), OTS is readily accessible by public transportation as well as by car.  The CTA's Blue Line stops one half-block north of SSB on Racine street, and each of Chicago's major expressways passes within a few blocks of the UIC campus.  SSB is located across the street from the UIC Pavilion, and is within short walking distance of abundant public parking.  For a map of UIC's East Campus, and directions to OTS, click here.

To inquire about our services, call the Office of Testing Services at (312) 996-0919.

Write to us at:
Office of Testing Services (M/C 331)
Suite 1070 - Student Services Bldg
1200 W. Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60607-7163

For Disability Resource Center testing accommodations, please contact:

UIC, Disability Resource Center
Suite 1190 Student Services Building (M/C 321)
1200 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7163
Phone: (312) 413-2183
Email: drc@uic.edu

Comments and inquiries about the Office of Testing Services can be directed to
Latoshia Thomas, Assistant Director, Office of Testing Services

Questions about our Web pages? Send e-mail to lthoma6@uic.edu

This page last updated on July 12, 2011.