Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there a Credit for Prior Learning fee?

    Yes. There is a $50.00 fee for the Proficiency Test option (Ex. CSC:110). In addition, if you are awarded credit using any of the three options available to you, there is a $9.00 per credit hour transcript recording fee.

    CLEP fee – Please contact an EICC Testing Center.
    AP fee – Testing done at High School

  • Can I get my money back if I don’t succeed?

    No, CLEP and AP fees are nonrefundable.

  • How do I decide which option is available and best for me?

    In your initial interview with the Dean of Adult Education, you can discuss which options are available and works best for you. 

  • Will I need a resume?

    Yes. Your resume is a record of your experience and knowledge gained through employment and education. It should be detailed and up-to-date, and will provide insight into your work history and establish a timeline of when prior learning took place. Your resume should include date ranges for each position held in addition to your job titles, responsibilities, and ranges of time spent attending college or university. Your resume will also help guide you in compiling a Portfolio.

  • What are the tests like?

    Proficiency tests are comprehensive exams over the course competencies/outcomes. Content experts developed the competencies and the exams. Most of the tests have true/false, multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions. Some disciplines have industry certification examinations that may be a choice for you.

  • Where do I take the test(s)?

    If you want to take a national test, such as CLEP, there is a link (clep.collegeboard.org) where you can register and find a testing center near you.

    If you are planning to take an EICC examination, you will need to make an appointment at the nearest EICC campus’ testing center. You will need to contact the discipline/program coordinator before you make the appointment to ensure that the test will be available to you.