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The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course.

The list of accepted CLEP test scores is available in the College Catalog.

How long will it take?
CLEP tests are generally 90 minutes, however the language tests can take longer.
When do I get my scores?
You will receive an immediate score report for CLEP exams, except exams with essays, such as College Composition.
How much does it cost?
CLEP tests are $105. $85 is paid to College Board when you sign up for a voucher. $20 is paid at Mesa when you take the test. We accept debit and credit cards.
Do I need an appointment?
CLEP testing is by appointment only. To sign up for testing, please register at

Testing is only available at the Southern and Dobson campus at certain times of day. Please call with your ticket number, gotten from Collegeboard, to set up an appointment.

Where can I practice?

There are practice tests available on the CLEP website.

HESI Testing

The Evolve Reach (HESI) Admission Assessment Exam (A2) is a computer based test consisting of seven modules: Math Skills, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary & General Knowledge, Grammar, Learning Style, Personality Style and Critical Thinking. The Science modules in Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology and Physics will NOT be administered or used for admission to MCCCD Nursing Programs.

How long will it take?
HESI A2 is timed 4 hours, please plan accordingly.
When do I get my scores?
The scores are given to the student immediately upon test completion.
How much does it cost?
A testing fee of $40.00 must be paid to the Cashier's office in advance. A copy of the paid receipt and a current photo ID must be presented at the test location to be eligible to take the HESI-A2 exam. (Please Note: If you are taking the HESI A2 test for another college outside of the Maricopa district, there will be an additional proctoring fee of $20.00 AND remember to take all the sections of the HESI A2 testing, including the science sections)
Do I need an appointment?
The HESI A2 exam is offered at the Mesa Community College Red Mountain campus. Please call the Testing Services at Red Mountain for more information: 480-654-7811. You must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the beginning of your HESI A2 Exam for registration and payment. HESI A2 testing will be limited during the week of finals (mid-May).
Where can I practice?

You can access practice tests here.

Faculty Make up Exams

Due to COVID-19, Testing Services has very limited space. Faculty can make arrangements for their students by emailing with the following information:

  • Student name, Student ID number or MEID
  • Student phone number and email address
  • Course name, exam type (i.e. quiz, Exam 1, Final), detailed instructions, and time allowed
  • Notify if Respondus Lockdown is required (monitor will not work well due to constant background movement)
  • Include PASSWORD if needed
  • Instructors phone number (for immediate contact)

We ask that you please provide exam information 48 hours in advance, this way it will give students time to book an appointment. Testing Services cannot accommodate entire classroom exam requests.