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CLEP and DSST Testing

Exams for College Credit

CLEP and DSST exams are nationally recognized, standardized exams available to students who would like to earn college credit for prior learning experience. Contact your college/university to check if CLEP and DSST credits are accepted before registering. 


Testing during COVID19

In response to the increase in COVID-19 restrictions, the Testing Center has suspended CLEP & DSST tests.

  • Please continue to monitor the Testing Center webpage for updates.
  • CCA Students are recommended to speak with their Pathways Advisor prior, to registering for a CLEP or DSST exam. 

Learn more about each test by clicking on the tabs below:

Requirements for Testing 


Schedule an Appointment

Schedule a CLEP appointment, by contacting the Testing Center at Testing@CCAurora.edu or (303) 360-4948. Please have your CCA student number available. 


Cost 

$89 CLEP Ticket Registration + $25 CCA Non-refundable Proctoring Fee = Total Fee $114  


Time Limit 

All exams, except for the College Composition exam, has a time limit of 90 minutes. The College Composition exam has a time limit of 120 minutes. 


Test Results 

Results are available immediately after completion of the exam, except for College Composition scores. Essays are scored twice a month by CollegeBoard and results will be emailed within 2-3 weeks.  Scores are automatically sent to the university or college, that you previously selected.


Retest 

Candidates must wait at least 90-days between attempts. 


Score Equivalencies

CCA Students: Review the CLEP/DSST Exam-to-Course Equivalencies to see the minimum score required for credit.

All Other Students: Contact your college/university to verify their score requirements. 

Requirements for Testing 


Schedule an Appointment

Schedule a DSST appointment, by contacting the Testing Center at Testing@CCAurora.edu or (303) 360-4948. Please have your CCA student number available. 


Cost 

$85 DSST Test Fee + $25 CCA Non-refundable Proctoring Fee = Total Fee $110

*The DSST fee can only be paid with a credit/debit card at the time of testing    


Time Limit 

All exams have a time limit of 120 minutes. 


Test Results

DSST results are available at the end of the exam. Scores are automatically sent to the university or college, that you previously selected. Scores are available for printing by accessing your DSST account.  


Retest 

Candidates must wait at least 30-days between attempts. 


Score Equivalencies  

CCA Students: Review the CLEP/DSST Exam-to-Course Equivalencies to see the minimum score required for credit.

All Other Students: Contact your college/university to verify their score requirements. 


CCA students pursuing the Criminal Justice program AA/CRJ or AAS/CRJ degrees, should contact Michael Carter, Police Academy Director to verify which DSST exams are accepted. Michael Carter can be reached by email at Michael.Carter@CCAurora.edu

Questions? 

Email: Testing@CCAurora.edu

Phone: (303) 360-4948

 

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