The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for the second time has been named one of the top 100 College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing centers in the United States for 2016-2017 by College Board.
College Board is a nonprofit organization that, since 1900, has helped expand student access to college opportunities. It now has a membership of 6,000 educational institutions around the world dedicated to promoting quality and equity in education.
UTRGV is one of three UT System schools to be recog
nized this year, with UT Arlington and UT San Antonio.
CLEP is a group of standardized tests created and administered by College Board; the tests assess college-level knowledge in 36 subject areas, and provide a mechanism for earning college credits without taking college courses.
UTRGV hosts about 600 test-takers each year; most of them are in Spanish-language testing.
Dr. Patrick Mcgehee, UTRGV associate director of high school-to-university test services, said the College Board ranking gives UTRGV national recognition in testing.
“There are a number of subjects approved by UTRGV that allow our students to test and earn college credit,” he said. “The CLEP allows the student to save both time and money in completing their degree plans.”
UTRGV currently offers more than 30 CLEP exams in various subjects, including English, Spanish, French, German, psychology, economics, history and math.
For more information on testing on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus, contact Melissa Pedraza at (956) 665-7584 or
For testing on the UTRGV Brownsville campus, contact Lydia Melendez at (956) 882-2275 or