St. Edward's University will be administering CLEP and DSST exams during the Summer 2021 semester. Due to social distancing guidelines and physical constraints in our testing facility, we will only be administering exams for students of St. Edward's while prioritizing seniors and students close to graduation. If you are not a student of St. Edward's and need to take a CLEP exam, the closest testing facilities are Texas State University's Round Rock location and San Marcos location. If you are not located in the Austin area, find another testing facility.
Students of St. Edward's University can request a seat by following these instructions.
The university participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), which is administered by the College Entrance Examination Board. Credit also is granted through the Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES), a program made available by the Education Testing Service (ETS).
Credit granted by examination is applicable to a St. Edward’s University degree program but may not necessarily be transferable to another institution. Examination credit counts in neither the residence hours nor honors calculations. It is necessary to make arrangements to complete all CLEP, DSST, PEP and challenge exams prior to certification for graduation. All examination credit appears on the transcript as CR and does not affect the GPA in any way.
The Testing Center at St. Edward’s University offers a variety of exams for students and members of the community here on campus:
You can take CLEP exams to receive college credit for a course and help accelerate your education. First-time freshmen must take at least one semester of freshman writing on campus regardless of their CLEP College Composition score. The CLEP registration is open to anyone in the community.
Students taking the CLEP exam must register and pay exam fees to both CLEP ($89) and St. Edward’s University ($35). Both exam fees are required to confirm you to sit for the exam. See if you qualify to take the CLEP test. If you qualify, complete the St. Edward’s University CLEP Reservation Request Form.
You can take DSST exams to receive college credit for a course and help accelerate your education. The DSST registration is open to anyone in the community. Students taking a DSST exam must register with St. Edward’s University prior to the testing date. On the day of the exam, students must pay both the St. Edward’s University administration fee ($35) and DSST’s exam fee ($85). See if you qualify to take the DSST test. If you qualify, complete the St. Edwards’s University DSST Reservation Request Form.
You can take the Modern Language Placement Exam, usually during Orientation, to determine which modern language course you should take so you are not taking a class in which you have mastered the needed skills. This is limited to students at St. Edward’s only. For more details about qualifying for testing, please contact Jordan Watzlavick.
This exam is taken by incoming first-year students prior to Orientation to determine which math course they will need to select their first semester at St. Edward's. This is limited to students at St. Edward’s only, and no credit is awarded for taking this exam. You will receive information about how to take the ALEKS assessment when you register for Orientation.
This is an exam you take during Orientation to determine which composition course you will need to select your first semester at St. Edward’s. This is limited to students at St. Edward’s only, and no credit is awarded for taking this exam.