• Exemption Tests

    Students may challenge certain courses if they feel they can make a satisfactory score on a test covering the course material. The college requires a nonrefundable testing fee for each test a student attempts. If a student passes an exemption test for a required and or an elective course, the credit hours for that course will be included on his official college transcript. The letter grade of "E" assigned to an exempted course does not change the student's grade point ratio.

    Advanced Placement Testing Program (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    Students enrolled at York Technical College may apply to receive credit for Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject area tests for which there is a comparable York Technical College course. Students who wish to receive such credit must arrange to have their AP or CLEP scores sent from the College Board Testing Service to the Academic Records Office. For further information, students should contact the Academic Records Office.

  • CLEP Test

     Computer-based CLEP examinations are offered by appointment only on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Appointment times are 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. Friday appointments are 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday appointments are at 9:30 a.m. (Please note that appointments are not available during the last week of each semester.) 

  • How to Register

    You can create and manage your personal account through the My Account registration portal found at 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 study materials. Please Note: All exam and study material purchases are non-refundable. Once you register, make sure to print your registration ticket to present to the test center on test day. Register today! Registering for an exam provides you with a payment receipt and a Ticket ID, but you must contact the test center to schedule the date and time you wish to take the test. Print the voucher and bring with your York Tech receipt to your appointment. Schedule your appointment with the Assessment Center in A Building room 203, by phone 981-7176, or email: Pay the $30 CLEP proctor fee in the Student Services building (not open on Saturday) at the Cashiers Office, or call 803-327-8027 to pay by Credit Card. Bring your printed receipt and voucher to the Assessment Center for your appointment.

  • Appointment Times

    Computer-based CLEP examinations are offered by appointment only on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Appointment times are 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. Friday appointments are 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (Please note that appointments are not available during the last week of each semester.)

    NOTE: If you have a disability that prevents you from testing under standard conditions, please contact the Special Resources Office at 803-327-8007.

  • On Exam Day

    Be prepared to bring the following at the test center:

    • A valid registration ticket from My Account registration portal.

    • Registration forms or printouts that are required by the test center. Make sure you have filled out all necessary paperwork in advance of your testing date.

    • Your driver’s license, passport or other government-issued identification that includes your photograph and signature, as well as a secondary form of ID that includes a photo and/or your signature, such as a student ID. You will be asked to show this identification to be admitted to the testing area. The last name on your primary ID must match the name on your registration ticket.

    • Military test-takers bring your military ID and Social Security card.

    • Home-schoolers, if you do not have the required government-issued ID, please complete a Student ID Form, which is valid for one year. The form must be accompanied by a recognizable photo, with a school or notary seal overlapping the photo. The form must be signed in front of a school official or notary. If you fail to present appropriate ID, you will not be tested.

    • Proctor Fee Receipt: Bring the $30 receipt to the test center. Please note that CLEP fees are subject to change without prior notice.