Students may be able to save money and time by earning academic credits through college-level exams. Below are descriptions of three standardized exams that students commonly use. Credit is awarded if students achieve the published passing score. Please also see a comprehensive list of exams for which CUNY colleges award academic credit on the CUNY CPL Standardized Exams webpage. For other examinations, the awarding of credit is at the discretion of the individual college.
Students can view how standardized examinations will transfer in as credit for SLU course equivalencies on TREX (CUNY Transfer Explorer), searching under SLU’s ”Trainings and Exams” pull down.
CLEP and DSST
The College Level Exam Program (CLEP) and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DSST) exams are designed to test knowledge in specific college subjects achieved outside of the classroom. To have the CLEP or DSST exams evaluated for CPL credit, students must ask CLEP or DSST to send an official copy of their scores to SLU’s Registrar’s Office. Students will need to provide CUNY/SLU’s School Code, which is 004765.
- Earn College Credit with CLEP – CLEP | College Board
- CLEP Exam Remote Proctoring (PDF)
- Modern States (PDF) offers free online CLEP exam prep courses and vouchers to cover CLEP exam fees.
- DSST – Get College Credit
DLPT (Defense Language Proficiency Test)
The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) is a multi-service school for active and reserve service members, foreign military students, and civilian personnel working in the federal government and various law enforcement agencies. DLPT exams assess the target language proficiency of native speakers of English who have learned a foreign language as a second language.