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CLEP & DSST FAQ
What are CLEP and DSST exams?
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the Defense Activity for Non Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) are nationally recognized testing programs that give you the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. These programs make it easier for you to complete your degree program more quickly and at a reduced cost. We offer both CLEP and DSST examinations in our Overland Park and Topeka locations and both are administered on computer. DSST exams are also administered on computer at our Wichita campus.
You must preregister for all exams.
How do I register?
All Baker University students are required to speak with Student Services before registering for an exam. This prevents duplication of credit that you may have previously been awarded. Not all of the exams offered by CLEP and DSST are eligible for credit through Baker University. These exams are accepted by the University:
Once you have determined which exam you wish to take, review the appropriate testing center schedule.
You must pay the test center fee when you register. You will receive an email confirmation if your registration was received and processed. Seating is limited in the testing center, so if you have requested a date that is already booked to capacity, you will be asked to select an alternate date and time.
Seating is limited in the testing center. You are encouraged to register at least three weeks ahead of your preferred testing date.
How can I learn more about CLEP and DSST exams?
Each program offers information online about examinations. You can find more information at the following links:
How do I prepare for an exam?
Baker University does not offer study materials for CLEP and DSST exams. It is the sole responsibility of the student to obtain study preparation materials. You can find suggestions for textbooks and study guides at both the CLEP and DSST websites. Baker University does not endorse either website and is not affiliated in any capacity with either program other than as a third party exam administrator.
How much does an exam cost?
Fees associated with CLEP and DSST examinations include:
How do I reschedule an exam?
If you know that you are not ready to take an exam or need to reschedule due to illness or work conflicts, you must notify us at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled exam. If you do not contact us and you miss an exam, you will forfeit the original testing center fee. We are required to collect an additional testing center fee before we can reschedule your exam.
How and when are my results reported?
Unofficial score reports are available for all computer-based exams, except for Public Speaking and College Composition, at the end of the testing session. The official score report is sent to the school in approximately two to three weeks.
May I retake an exam?
If you do not achieve the minimum score needed to award credit, you may retake the same exam after 180 days. This waiting period is a policy of both CLEP and DSST and cannot be waived under any circumstances.