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Credit by Exam Information


COVID-19 Update: Testing Services


A remote testing option for College Credit Placement Testing via the ACCUPLACER Next Generation Exam (equivalent to the PERT) is available for current or accepted EFSC students who need to take a common college credit placement test. Remote options are available for several other tests, and starting in mid-August, EFSC Assessment Centers will add on-campus options for select exams not available remotely. Click for Virtual & On-Campus Testing Availability and information on how to register or request testing. Visit the Virtual Student Services Guide for contact information.

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) are nationally recognized Credit by Exam programs. Credits awarded by passing scores on CLEP and DSST tests may be used in combination with other non-traditional methods (for example AP, IB and Credit for Adult Experiential Learning) for a maximum 45 hours of credit.

Visit the EFSC Registrar's Office web pages for the official Transfer Credit Policies for these exams.

In other months, tests are administered at the Melbourne Campus Assessment Center (Building 10, Room 218) on the third Saturday of each month, unless there are extenuating circumstances. Testing will not be available on Saturdays when the college is closed. Changes to the CLEP administration schedule will be noted on this page, when required. Appointments are available at 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:15 PM and 5 PM for College Composition.  View test fee information and also review details about registering and preparing for CLEP or DSST exams.

  • Students are eligible to sit for up to two tests on a Saturday administration. Double exam seating will be scheduled at 2:15 and the 4:15 sessions or at the 3:15 and 5 PM sessions.
  • Candidates are responsible for selecting their Institutional Score Recipient. CLEP score recipient is indicated on the Test Ticket purchased at the My Account feature on the College Board website BEFORE redeeming at the test center.
  • CLEP exams may be repeated after three months have transpired (90 days). DSST exams may be repeated after 30 days.
  • Students are encouraged to see an Academic Advisor from their home institution prior to registering for any CLEP or DSST administration to determine crediting policies.
  • All personal items will be secured in a locker and inaccessible to the testing candidate. This includes cell phones and any electronic device.
  • Scrap paper and pencils will be provided. No mechanical pencils are permitted.
  • All computer tests, except College Composition, are available for printing at the conclusion of testing. The Composition exams have an Essay composition component that is graded by professionally trained readers. Scores may take up to six weeks to be received by the student for this reason.
  • College-wide Records will post earned credits upon receipt of the official score reports.

Identification Requirements

  • Test-takers must have a valid, government-issued ID that has both a photo and a signature
  • High School students without a government issued photo ID or photo bearing High School ID may be admitted with an executed, photo bearing Student Identification Letter, such as those prepared for SAT or ACT test identification purposes. For a template, click here
The following documents are not acceptable forms of ID for the CLEP examinations:
  • Credit or debit cards of any kind
  • Social Security card
  • Employee ID
  • School ID

Military Sponsored Exams

Active military test takers are issued Uniformed Services Geneva Convention Common Access Cards (CAC).

Spouses and Civil Service Civilian employees of eligible branches of the U.S. Military are issued Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card or DoD Guard and Reserve Family Member Identification and Privilege Cards. While the new ID policy states that the identification presented by test-takers must have a signature and picture, these military IDs may contain electronic signatures.

DSST eligible test takers who present the above identification cards, or any card that meets Military ID requirements as listed on the DSST Eligibility Chart are not required to submit a secondary form of identification per the updated CLEP identification policy.