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CLEP/DSST EXAM SERVICES

EARN CREDIT AT BSC FOR WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW!

PROCEDURE:  
CLEP/DSST is given by a scheduled appointment only.  
Sessions are limited:
  1. The student should secure a registration form from Testing Services, Schafer Hall, Room 205, or by the links below.
  2. The registration form must be completed and returned (postmarked) at least 1 week prior to the test date along with the $25.00 non-refundable registration/transcript fee (payable to BSC).  This fee is required to secure your test date.
  3. Testing appointments may not be made or changed by phone.  To reschedule a test, you must submit a new registration along with an additional non-refundable fee.
  4. You must show two forms of personal identification to be admitted to the testing room:  primary and secondary.
  5. A registration ticket from CLEP is required at check-in along with photo ID's.  (DSST is payable by credit card only.)


What is CLEP?
CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States, with more than 2,900 colleges and universities awarding credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP exams.   With CLEP, a student can earn college credit for what he or she already knows - regardless of where or how that knowledge was acquired -on any of 33 CLEP examinations.  A Bismarck State College student can earn up to 45 credits by achieving satisfactory scores on accepted CLEP exams.

For more information about CLEP:  CLEP Home

CLEP Registration Form

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What is DSST?
DSST is a widely accepted credit-by-examination program throughout the United States, with more than 1,900 colleges and universities awarding credit for satisfactory scores on DSST exams. For over 30 years the DSST (formerly known as DANTES) exams have provided military personnel with a head start on a post-military career path. Now with DSST any student can earn college credit for what he or she already knows. The nationally recognized DSST Program allows a student to receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. With 37 exams available, DSST offers students a cost effective, time saving way to use their knowledge to accomplish their educational goals. A BSC student can earn up to 45 credits by achieving satisfactory scores on accepted DSST exams.

For more information about DSST Exams go to: DSST Home

DSST Registration Form

CLEP/DSST for Military Personnel

Earn college credit free with CLEP and DSST!

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) funds CLEP exams* for eligible military service members, spouses, and eligible civilian employees to assist military personnel in meeting their educational goals.

CLEP/DSST exams are funded by the military for members of the following groups:

Military personnel (Active Duty and Reserve) - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army and Air National Guard

Eligible civilian employees and spouses of participating Reserve Component and Coast Guard personnel

Department of Defense Acquisition Personnel (only eligible for the following computer-based exams: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Marketing)


* Military Personnel, spouses, and eligible civilian employees qualify to take their initial CLEP or DSST exams at no cost to themselves.  Retake exams are not, however, covered by DANTES.

For additional information about CLEP for Military Personnel, visit the CLEP Program Web site

For additional information about DSST for Military Personnel, visit the DSST Program Web site

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