CLEP and DSST Testing

Career Services provides testing services to its students, alumni, and community members. Two standardized testing options are available for students to earn college credit for knowledge already learned: College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DSST.

CLEP/DSST testing is computer-based and offered in the lower level of the Welder Library in the Student Success Center.

2022 CLEP/DSST Testing

  • January 12
  • February 2
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 15
  • July 13
  • August 10

Tests will be offered at the following times on scheduled testing days:

  • 8:30 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 2:30 pm

Test-takers are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to their scheduled time. Individuals arriving less than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time will not be allowed to test.

Note: Test dates on this schedule are subject to change without notice. Please confirm your test date before submitting your registration.

College Examination Program (CLEP)

The CLEP exam gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge already learned. You may CLEP up to 45 credits toward your degree. CLEP credits do not count towards your overall GPA.

CLEP fee: $90 + $25 administrative fee

The CLEP credit card lists available CLEP tests and their equivalent University of Mary course for which students can receive credit. CLEP study materials are available at the main campus (Career Services Office) and on the InstantCert website.

Information for Test Takers


The DSST program, similar to CLEP, allows you to gain credit for knowledge you have already learned. DSST offers 38 unique tests across many disciplines. DSST credits count towards your degree but do not affect your GPA. You may test out of up to 45 credits towards your degree.

DSST fee: $100 + $25 administrative fee

There are two separate fees required for DSST test-takers. A $25 administrative fee, made payable to the University of Mary, must be paid at the time of registration with Career Services. This fee reserves your spot to take the DSST! Please register one week prior to the desired test date. Additionally, the DSST testing fee is $100 and must be paid online via credit card prior to beginning the test. 

The DSST credit card lists available DSST tests and their equivalent University of Mary course for which you can receive credit.

The site code when selecting to send transcripts to the University of Mary is 9213.

DSST Candidate Information Bulletin

Other Resources

To learn about tests not previously mentioned or to inquire about additional testing times, the following sites may be helpful: