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CLEP & DSST Exam Schedule

There are two fees that all CLEP & DSST applicants must pay. One fee is the NECC non-refundable Test Registration Fee of $40.00 per test, payable to Northern Essex Community College (NECC). The other fee is an $89.00 fee for each CLEP exam and $85.00 fee for each DSST exam.

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 10 AM
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 5 PM
  • Saturday, October 24, 2020, 9 AM
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 10 AM
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 10 AM
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 10 AM

Haverhill Campus, Technology Center, TC-129

All General/Subject CLEP Examinations are available at each testing session as well as DSST exams.

  • All exam dates are subject to cancellation. (Please note that this rarely happens.) Students will be notified immediately if there is a need to cancel.
  • Choose a 1st Choice Test Date and a 2nd Choice Test Date and enter it on your application. We will try and schedule you for your 1st choice but if the session is full we will schedule you for your 2nd choice.
  • You will receive confirmation materials when your registration form and payment is received and authorized.  Wait for your confirmation to be received prior to coming to a test session.  Please allow 3-5  business days for processing and scheduling.
  • Be sure when you purchase your exam, your  name on the ticket matches your name on your identification (ID).
  • Due to COVID-19, do not bring a cell phone or personal belongings into the testing center (except for your ID, confirmation ticket and car keys).
  • You will need to wear a protective face covering. We recommend you bring your own.

Note: Principles of Public Speaking DSST exams require a private room so the exam date may require testing on a different date than posted or may require delivery in two (2) test sessions. You will receive a phone call to schedule your appointment.


Registration Steps


More information:

CLEP Practice Tests are available on-line at Collegeboard
DSST Practice Tests are available on-line at Get College Credit

For more details on CLEP and DSST testing, email the Academic Placement & Testing Center.


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