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CLEP And DSST Testing

Earn college credits for what you already know!

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 services are by appointment only and are only located at the CentreTech campus & Buckley Air Force Base for active duty military members. 

Please review the CLEP & DSST Info Sheet for detailed information about course equivalencies.

Police Training Academy Students

CCA students pursuing the Police Training Academy, should contact Michael Carter, Police Academy Director to verify which CLEP & DSST exams are accepted. 

Michael Carter

Program Director

303.880.2088

Michael.Carter@CCAurora.edu

 

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

FORMAT OF TEST 

This is a computer-based exam. Most questions are multiple-choice, but a few may contain other formats such as an essay. Please visit CLEP to learn more about specific test information, practice tests, and study materials.  


TIME LIMIT 

All exams, except College Composition, have a time limit of 90-minutes. College Composition exams are 120-minutes long. 


ID REQUIREMENT 

A valid government issued photo ID. 


COST

$85 CLEP Ticket Registration + $25 CCA Proctoring Fee = Total Fee $110 

Effective July 1, 2018, CLEP Ticket Registration will cost $87.  Tickets purchased by June 30, 2018, will be honored until the expiration date printed on the ticket. The CCA Proctoring Fee will remain $25. 


HOW TO SCHEDULE 

  1. Purchase and print the $85 CLEP Registration Ticket online at College Board 
  2. Schedule your CLEP Appointment. CLEP testing for civillans is ONLY offered at the CentreTech campus.
  3. Select a date and time to book your appointment 
  4. Pay the $25 CCA proctoring fee online 
  5. Arrive to your appointment with your CLEP Registration Ticket and a valid photo ID

RESULTS 

Results are available immediately after completion of the exam, except for College Composition scores. Essays are scored twice a month by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and results will be mailed to you. 


RETEST INFORMATION 

Candidates must wait at least 90-days between attempts. 


SCORE REQUIREMENTS

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. 

FORMAT OF TEST 

This is a computer-based exam. Most questions are multiple-choice, but a few may contain other formats such as an essay. Please vist Get College Credit to learn more about specific test information, practice tests, and study materials


LIMITED DSST PROMOTION

Take a DSST exam between April 1 and May 31, 2018 with a guaranteed safety net on your investment. Every student who does not pass their first attempt at a DSST exam will be eligible for one free exam retake. For more information, please visit GetCollegeCredit.com


TIME LIMIT

All exams have a time limit of 120-mintes. 


ID REQUIREMENT

A valid government issued photo ID. 


COST

$85 DSST Fee (payable on day of testing) + $25 CCA Proctoring Fee = Total Fee $110

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


HOW TO SCHEDULE 

  1. Schedule your DSST Appointment at the CentreTech, Testing Center 
  2. Select a date and time to book your appointment 
  3. Pay the $25 CCA proctoring fee online 
  4. Arrive to your appointment with your credit/debit card to pay the $85 DSST fee and a valid photo ID

RESULTS 

Results are available immediately after completion of the exam. 


RETEST INFORMATION 

Candidates must wait at least 30-days between attempts. 


SCORE REQUIREMENTS 

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. 

CLEP and DSST exams are also offered at the Buckley Air Force Base for active duty military members, their spouses and DOD/Civilians.


ID REQUIREMENT 

A valid military issued photo ID. 


COST

Active Duty Military Members and Other Eligible Members: FREE

Others: CLEP $85 Fee or DSST $85 Fee

*CLEP & DSST fees can only be paid with a credit/debit card 


HOW TO SCHEDULE

  1. Create an account on College Board, select the exam you want to take, and print the CLEP Registration Ticket online.
  2. Schedule your appointment at the Buckley Air Force Base 
  3. Arrive to your appointment with your CLEP Registration Ticket and a valid military ID

*Review the Active Duty Military CLEP Step-by-Step handout for detailed instructions.  For added flexibility, CCA's CentreTech Campus (16000 E. Centretech Parkway, Aurora) is now fully-funded for DANTES testing.  If Thursday at Buckley is full or doesn't fit with your schedule, simply follow the steps for scheduling an exam at our CentreTech location.  Please note that you will need to select the option "CLEP for Active Duty Military" or "DSST for Active Duty Military" to take advantage of fully-funded testing.  


RESULTS 

Results are available immediately after completion of the exam, except for the CLEP College Composition scores. Essays are scored twice a month by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and results will be mailed to you. 


RETEST INFORMATION

Candidates must wait at least 90-days between attempts for CLEP exams and 30-days between attempts for DSST exams. Retakes may require a testing fee to CLEP/DSST. 


SCORE REQUIREMENTS

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.


*Please note that DANTES no longer funds CLEP exams for spouses and civilians of the Air National Guard

NEW: We have one copy of the CLEP study guide at the Testing Center and one copy at the LRC (S202)

 

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