CLEP/DSST Examination

Both CLEP and DSST are forms of Prior Learning Assessment that allow students with knowledge obtained outside the classroom to earn college credit by examination.

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a standardized, college-credit-granting exam program maintained by the College Board. CLEP offers 33 exams in 5 subject areas: composition and literature, science and mathematics, world languages, history and social sciences, and business.

While the university accepts the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended passing score of 50, subject equivalencies for each CLEP examination are determined by the respective academic department at the university. To view the currently approved CLEP/JWU course equivalencies, go to the Transfer Evaluation System (TES) and type "College Board" in the search box. Exam titles are listed alphabetically preceded by the designation of CLEP.

U.S. Military personnel and U.S. Veterans may be eligible to receive funding or reimbursement for CLEP exams. For more information on CLEP, visit CLEP for Military. JWU waives the CLEP administration fee for its U.S. Military and U.S. Veteran students.

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DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) are standardized college-credit-granting exams maintained by Prometric. There are 38 DSSTs available in 6 subject areas (business, humanities, math, physical science, social sciences and technology), covering material taught in both lower- and upper-level college courses.

While the university accepts ACE recommended scores, subject equivalencies for each DSST examination are determined by the respective academic department at the university. To view the currently approved DSST/JWU course equivalencies, go to the Transfer Evaluation System (TES) and type "DSST Program Exams" in the search box.

U.S. Military personnel and U.S. Veterans may be eligible to receive funding or reimbursement for DSST exams. For more information on DSST, please visit Get College Credit

Visit Testing Services for additional policies, course options, deadlines, examination dates and fees.