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DANTES (DSST) and CLEP Exams

DANTES (DSST) and CLEP (College Level Exam Program) exams assess the knowledge of students across a wide spectrum of college-level coursework and classes. Students at the University of La Verne are eligible to complete these tests and earn up to 44 units toward their degree(s).

Please note that all information below – including dates, times, location, costs, exam titles, minimum passing scores, and/or general education fulfillment – is subject to change without prior notice. Students must verify the appropriateness of an exam for their needs prior to taking an exam by submitting an authorization request to the Registrar’s Office. Students must reference the most current and accurate list of exams via the Registrar’s web site.  

DSST Exam Articulation

The University of La Verne honors the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) in regards to the awarding of college credit for DSST exams. Please note: there is the potential in some cases that the test results noted on a Prometric transcript for a DSST exam will not match information documented on the ACE website. In these cases, the University of La Verne will request the ACE registrar to review the exam in question and determine if the exam version and score earned is eligible to receive credit.

ACE decisions will be the basis on which credit will be awarded at the University of La Verne, regardless of what is stated on the Prometric transcript. All DSST exam requests should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar via the GE Transfer Credit Review Form prior to completing the exam.

DANTES (DSST) exams are administered on the following Fridays for La Verne students only:

Date(s) Location(s) Time(s)
  • June 15, 2018
  • July 20, 2018
  • August 17, 2018
  • September – no testing will be administered
  • October 12, 2018 (tentative)
  • November 9, 2018 (tentative)
  • December 7, 2018 (tentative)
To be determined. Confirmed registrants will be notified prior to testing date. Participants must arrive by the start of the scheduled test administration time period. Those arriving 15 minutes or later beyond the scheduled start time will be instructed to reschedule to a future testing session. 

Registration

Students must submit an exam registration form to CAPA at least ten (10) days prior to their requested testing session date. Seating is limited. Submission of an exam registration form does not guarantee seating for a specific testing session. There is a $10 test administration fee per exam. Fee(s) are due at the time the registration form is submitted and must be paid by either check or money order. We do not accept cash or credit/debit cards as payment. The exam registration form can be picked up in the CAPA office. Students should register as early as possible. The DANTES Center will allow students to take up to two (2) exams per testing session, but the center closes at 5:00pm sharp. Please feel free to contact CAPA by phone at (909) 448-4151.

Payment

The exam fee (currently $85) is paid electronically via the computer system on the afternoon of the testing session. Students must pay by credit card. The DANTES (DSST) organization accepts only Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Debit cards, gift cards, or any other form of payment will not be accepted.

Study Guides (DANTES)

For a general overview of exam content, students can visit the home page for the DANTES (DSST) organization, also known as Prometric. Exam Fact Sheets contain a description of the test content and sample questions typical of those encountered on an exam. These can be found here.

For study materials at a cost to students, visit your local bookstore and/or any of the following:

Scores

A guide to interpreting your scores is available here. Official score reports are mailed to students and the La Verne Registrar’s Office.  If you do not receive a passing score on the DANTES (DSST) exam, then you must wait at least three months (90 days) to re-take the same exam. Please contact your academic advisor to determine which exams are most appropriate for your needs.

CLEP

CLEP exams are administered offsite at the following location:

Azusa Pacific University
Learning Enrichment Center
901 E. Alosta Avenue
Azusa, CA 91702
(626) 815-3849

Study Guides (CLEP)

For a general overview of exam content, students can visit the home page for the CLEP organization, also known as the College Board. For additional information about each specific exam, visit this link. Students can purchase study materials via the College Board.

For additional study materials at a cost to students, visit your local bookstore and/or any of the following:

Scores

A guide to interpreting your scores is available here. Score reports are sent to students and the Registrar’s Office. If you do not receive a passing score on a CLEP exam, you must wait six months (180 days) to retake the same exam. Please contact your academic advisor to determine which exams are most appropriate for your needs.

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