CLEP & DSST Information
CLEP and DSST examination programs provide opportunities for Huntington University students to earn HU credit by passing standardized exams. Both CLEP and DSST exams are now administered in the internet based format.
One of the benefits of the CLEP and DSST internet-based testing format is that the score is available as soon as a student completes an exam. Be advised that Huntington accepts the ACE-recommended score as the "passing" level for most, but not all, CLEP and DSST exams.
CLEP Test Registration Process
- Go to the CLEP website. Sign in to your account with CLEP, if you do not have an account you will need to create one. CLEP requires you to pay the $85 testing fee on the website with a credit card.
- After the process is complete (you have registered and paid for a test), the CLEP Exam Registration Ticket can be printed. Bring that with you to the Academic Center for Excellence on the day of testing, along with two (2) picture identification cards.
- Your final step is to contact the Academic Center for Excellence to schedule an appointment (date and time) to take the CLEP exam
- By phone: (260) 359-4079
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In person (second floor of RichLyn Library)
DSST Exam Registration Process
Students may register to take a DSST exam and schedule the testing appointment several ways.
- Visit the Academic Center for Excellence (second floor of RichLyn Library) and complete the hard copy of the registration form
- By phone: (260) 359-4079
Please be aware that the DSST scoring fee must be paid online by credit card (to DSST) on the day of the exam.
CLEP and DSST testing hours are 8 am to 5 pm weekdays. Testing will not be scheduled during periods of extreme Academic Center for Excellence activity, such as the first week of a semester, or during mid-term or finals weeks.
The administration fee for each CLEP or DSST exam is $20. It can be paid to HU by cash, check or money order (made payable to Huntington University) or credit card. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, debit or bank cards are accepted. HU waives the service fee for active duty military personnel and veterans with proof of service.
Students who prefer to pay from their student account or who require receipts are asked to make this clear at the time of registration.
Individuals wishing to take CLEP exams are advised to review the CLEP Official Study Guide. Although the Study Guide may be purchased for $24.99 from CLEP, it is also available to Huntington students on reserve in HU's RichLyn Library. Sample test questions and other information in the Study Guide make it a valuable resource.
CLEP study guides for individual exams can also be downloaded for $10 each from the CLEP website. CLEP has placed a number of other free, helpful resources on this website.
Brief DSST Fact Sheets may be obtained online, and two copies of theTest Preparation Guide are on 4-hour reserve in the RichLyn Library. This resource includes study material for the Business Math, Ethics in America, Financial Accounting, Human Resource Management, Introduction to Business, Organizational Behavior, Personal Finance, and Principles of Supervision exams. Some dated DSST study aids are also housed in the Library.
Day of Testing
CLEP and DSST testing is held in the Academic Center for Excellence, second floor of RichLyn Library.
It is important that examinees arrive on time for testing; please call or email if you will be late. Contact the Academic Center for Excellence at least 24 hours in advance if you must reschedule.
Food or drinks (with the exception of bottled water) are not to be consumed during testing.
Non-graphing calculators may be used for some DSST exams (Fundamentals of College Algebra, Principles of Statistics, Principles of Finance, Principles of Financial Accounting, Introduction to Computing, and Business Mathematics). Calculators are formatted into selected CLEP exams.
CLEP does not permit use of pens or mechanical pencils in the testing room. They also prohibit a tester from wearing any shirt or jacket with a hood while testing.
Individuals with disabling conditions which cause testing accommodations to be necessary must make arrangements with the Learning Center director prior to taking an exam.
Students passing the College Composition Modular or Analyzing and Interpreting Literature exams must also pass the accompanying 90-minute essay to earn HU credit for EN121 or EN151. There is an additional CLEP charge of $10 for these essays.
FRESHMEN may take College Composition Modular only in June, but upperclassmen and Adult Degree Program students may also take it in March, September, or December.
Students may register to take Analyzing and Interpreting Literature in January, April, July, and October.
CLEP or DSST questions may be directed to Erica Marshall, Director of Academic Center for Excellence, at (260) 359-4290, on campus at extension 4290, or by email at email@example.com. Adult Degree Program students with questions regarding program concerns or graduation requirements should contact the Adult Degree Program or Registrar's office.