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Credit from Exams

CLEP

Undergraduate students can earn college-level credit for knowledge gained outside the classroom for liberal arts and business subjects. Take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam for transfer credit toward diplomas, undergraduate certificates and undergraduate degree programs. Credits earned through these exams do not fulfill residency requirements.

Getting a satisfactory score on any of the available 90 to 120 minute CLEP examinations can help facilitate undergraduate degree completion. Select Strayer campuses serve as testing sites for Strayer students.

Exam Cost

CLEP fee is $100.00 per exam. A payment of $80 can be made online with CLEP. On the day of the scheduled exam, pay a $20 Strayer administration fee at the campus business office. Take proof of your administration fee payment and CLEP Exam Registration Ticket to the Learning Resource Center Manager.

Additional CLEP resources:

  • Use the Course Search feature below to find CLEP courses that Strayer accepts. Click on the course name for more details.
  • Talk with your Success Coach or Learning Resource Center Manager about CLEP study guides.
  • Take a Practice Test for most CLEP titles
  • View additional study resources and test preparation materials by visiting the CLEP website.
  • View the Information for Test-Takers document which includes details about scoring policies, exam descriptions, and CLEP services.

 

5 Easy Steps to Take a CLEP Exam

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For more information about transfer credit policies, please refer to the Strayer University Catalog.

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Find a course to take and confirm eligibility with your Success Coach.

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Create an account and register to take your exam through the My Account registration portal.

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Schedule exam day and time at your nearest Strayer campus. Arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in and present a valid form of identification.

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Prepare. Talk with your Strayer Learning Resource Center Manager for guidance.

What's Next?

When you register to take your exam, you can indicate that you want Strayer to receive your CLEP test scores. There's no cost for the first transcript request. To request an additional transcript from CLEP, find the campus code here and use this form to order a CLEP transcript (.pdf/480KB). You will pay a $20 fee for each transcript ordered. For CLEP transcript enquiries, call toll-free at 1-800-257-9558 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, Monday-Friday).

DSST

The DSST™ credit by Exam Program (formerly DANTES) allows undergraduate students to earn college credit for knowledge gained through on-the-job training, professional development or other life experiences. Take an exam for transfer credit toward diplomas, undergraduate certificates and undergraduate degree programs. Credits earned through these exams do not fulfill residency requirements.

Getting a satisfactory score on any of the available 120 minute, 100 question DSST examinations can help facilitate undergraduate degree completion. Select Strayer campuses serve as testing sites for Strayer students.

Exam Cost

DSST fee is $100.00 per exam. On the day of the scheduled exam, pay a $20 Strayer administration fee at the campus business office. Take proof of your administration fee payment to the Learning Resource Center Manager. The exam fee of $80 is paid, using Visa or Mastercard, at the time you take your exam within the testing software.

Additional DSST resources:

5 Easy Steps to Take a DSST Exam

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For more information about transfer credit policies, please refer to the Strayer University Catalog.

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Find a course to take and confirm eligibility with your Success Coach.

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First time examinees must register. Exam registrations for an actual DSST examination are done at the test center

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Schedule exam day and time at your nearest Strayer campus. Arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in and present a valid form of identification.

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Prepare. Talk with your Strayer Learning Resource Center Manager for guidance.

What's Next?

Scores will be sent directly to your selected college or university and are available immediately after online exams are taken. To request an additional transcript from DSST, find the institution code here and use this form to order a DSST transcript (.pdf/105KB). You will pay a $30 fee for each transcript ordered. Scores will be mailed for students who take paper-based exams. For transcript enquiries, call DSST toll-free at 1-877-471-9860.

There is a wait period of 90 days before you can retake any DSST exam. If you attempt to take a DSST exam title before the wait period has passed, either online or paper, your scores for this examination will be considered invalid.

Strayer Challenge Exams

Earn credit with the equivalent of the final exam for a Strayer course. The most cost efficient credit option – only $20.

Strayer University offers undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain credit through its Challenge Exam program. Think of it as taking the final exam without taking the course. These exams are unique to Strayer courses (Strayer Challenge exams). For more information about Challenge Exams, please refer to the Strayer University Online Catalog.

Challenge Exam Cost

Challenge Exam fee is $20.00 per exam. Payment can be made with ProctorU if taking a challenge exam online, or at any campus business office if taking a challenge exam on campus.

Additional Challenge Exam resources:

  • Use the Course Search feature below to find Challenge Exam courses. Click on the course name for more details. A link to take a practice exam is included. Practice exams are a simulation of the actual exam so you’ll know exactly what to expect.
  • Review the available course guide for each course that offers a Challenge Exam. The course guide includes the course overview, outcomes, and the instructional materials used for the exam.

Two Options for Taking a Challenge Exam

  1. Students can schedule and take exams online through a partnership Strayer University has forged with ProctorU. ProctorU monitors Challenge Exams using webcams and screen sharing. Testing can be scheduled and completed 7 days a week from 7am to 11:45pm CT and all you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone. Complete details including technical requirements, privacy FAQs and data security are included. Here are some helpful instructions to prepare for your testing session.
  2. Select Strayer campuses offer Challenge Exam testing for Strayer students at the campus. More information is available from the campus academic office.

4 Easy Steps to Take a Challenge Exam

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For more information about credit for Challenge Exams, please refer to the Strayer University Catalog.

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Find a course to take and confirm eligibility with your Success Coach

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Online: Register, pay and schedule here with ProctorU OR In-Person: Pay the fee at your Campus business office and schedule the exam with a Learning Resource Center Manager at your nearest Strayer campus

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Prepare.

What's Next?

Results will immediately be sent to the Registrar's Office upon completion of a Challenge Exam. Students will be shown a Pass or Fail message only. Credit for students that successfully pass a Challenge Exam with a score of 70% or greater will be posted approximately 72 hours after completion.

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