CLEP and DSST are the two types of credit by exams that are offered on campus at St. Edward's University. The registration and payment process are a little different for each test.
CLEP special for the month of September: All tests ordered from Sept. 1 to 30 will receive $10 off the $80 exam fee for all CLEP® exams. When checking out at the end of the exam registration process, students should enter the promo code CLEPSEPT and $10 will be subtracted from the purchase of each exam. As always, registration tickets will be valid for six months after the purchase date.
DSST special: Starting September 1, 2016, military service member students who do not pass their first exam will be eligible for one free retake. Students will be able to take advantage of this promotion by providing a voucher code at the time of retest. The voucher code will be automatically sent to students via email 1-2 days after taking the exam. Students will be able to take advantage of the promotion until October 31, 2016. As part of this limited time promotional offer we have reduced the standard wait period to retake a DSST exam from 90-days to 30-days beginning September 1, 2016. Voucher codes must be redeemed by December 31, 2016.
The Testing Center also proctors placement exams for St. Edward's University. The big difference between the Credit By Exams and Placement are as follows:
Students taking the CLEP exam must register with CLEP and with St. Edward's University. Both exam fees are required to confirm your seat for the exam.
Special Note: If you need to retake a CLEP test, you will have to wait 3 months between the first time you test and the retake.
Students taking a DSST exam must register with St. Edward's University prior to the testing date. The administration fee is required to confirm your seat for the exam.
Special Note: If you need to retake a DSST test, you will have to wait 90 days between the first time you test and the retake.
Modern Language Placement exams are for St. Edward's students only and are offered at no cost.
Math and Composition Placement tests are for St. Edward's students only and are offered at no cost. There is no need to contact the Testing Center to register to take these placement tests.
The testing room is located on the St. Edward's University campus in the John Brooks Williams Natural Science Center South (Map of St. Edward's University), Room 361, and are given on Fridays at 2:30 pm. (See the credit by exam testing schedule for specific dates.)