CLEP and DSST exams offer students a cost-effective and efficient way to apply their knowledge gained outside of traditional classrooms, such as through personal research, on-the-job training, independent study, work, or military experience to achieve their educational goals. These exams are recognized by over 2,000 colleges and universities, including those associated with College Board, and can earn students college credits.
CLEP and DSST exams are developed by college faculty committees who design questions based on material typically covered in lower–level college courses. The College Board administers the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Prometric sponsors the DSST Testing Program.
We highly recommend students check with a student coach, advisor, or registrar of their chosen university prior to taking CLEP or DSST exams to ensure the exam will meet the institution's degree requirements.
Bellevue University is an authorized National Testing Center for CLEP and DSST.
If you need research materials to help you study for your DSST or CLEP tests please visit the Bellevue University Freeman/Lozier Library. We have many of the materials listed as “Reference Publications” on your Fact Sheet/Study Guide and we will be happy to help you find the study materials that you need. When visiting the library, please be aware of the following: