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You may have a lot of work experience in a subject required for your degree. If so, we offer three types of exams that could result in credit for the course covering that subject: our own Challenge Exam, College Board’s CLEP exam, and the Defense Department’s DSST exam. More than 1500 students have sought credits through exams.
Already mastered the subject? Get the credits by testing out of a required course. Meet with your Academic Advisor to see if a Challenge Exam makes sense for you.
Created and evaluated by the College Board, CLEP exams reward college-level knowledge in a wide range of subject matter. CLEP exams are recognized nationwide.
Originating out of the U.S. Department of Defense, the DSST exam helps students earn credit for on-the-job acquired skills.
It’s like taking the final exam without taking the course – and it’s only $20. Challenge Exams are available for select Strayer courses. Review the complete list of courses available. Click on the course name for the course overview and outcomes. We urge you to discuss Challenge Exams you are considering with your personal Student Services Coach.
You can take Challenge Exams on Campus—scheduled through a Learning Resource Manager—or online through ProctorU. ProctorU monitors Challenge Exams using webcams and screen sharing. Testing can be scheduled and completed 7 days a week from 7am to 11:45pm CT and all you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone. Complete details including technical requirements, privacy FAQs and data security are included.
Results will immediately be sent to the Registrar's Office upon completion of a Challenge Exam. Students will be shown a Pass or Fail message only. Credit for students that successfully pass a Challenge Exam with a score of 70% or greater will be posted approximately 72 hours after completion.
For more information about credit for Challenge Exams, please refer to the Strayer University Catalog.
Undergraduate students can earn college-level credit for knowledge gained outside the classroom for liberal arts and business subjects. Take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam for transfer credit toward diplomas, undergraduate certificates and undergraduate degree programs. Credits earned through these exams do not fulfill residency requirements.
Getting a satisfactory score on any of the available 90 to 120 minute CLEP examinations can help facilitate undergraduate degree completion. Select Strayer campuses serve as testing sites for Strayer students.
Each CLEP exam costs $87. Additional administrative fees may be charged by the test center. Payment of $87 can be made online with CLEP. Take proof of your administration fee payment and CLEP Exam Registration Ticket to the Learning Resource Center Manager.
Additional CLEP resources:
When you register to take your exam, you can indicate that you want Strayer to receive your CLEP test scores. There's no cost for the first transcript request. To request an additional transcript from CLEP, use this form to order a CLEP transcript and request the document to be sent to campus code 8673. You will pay a $20 fee for each transcript ordered. For CLEP transcript enquiries, call toll-free at 1-800-257-9558 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, Monday-Friday).
Undergraduate students can earn college credit for knowledge gained through on-the-job training, professional development or other life experiences through the DSST™ credit by Exam Program. See the complete list of our courses for which we grant credit for successful DSST exam results. Select Strayer campuses serve as testing sites for these 120 minute, 100 question DSST examinations. Note: Credits earned through these exams do not fulfill residency requirements.
For more information on the availability of exams at one of our locations contact your nearest Strayer campus. First time test-takers must register at the test center. At the DSST website, you’ll find the Test Taker information bulletin which includes information about scoring policies, test prep materials, exam descriptions, and fact sheets. You can also take practice tests and view FAQs. On exam day, bring a valid form of identification and arrive at least 15 minutes early.
DSST fee is $105.00 per exam. On the day of the scheduled exam, pay a $20 Strayer administration fee at the campus business office. Take proof of your administration fee payment to the Learning Resource Center Manager. The exam fee of $85 is paid, using Visa or Mastercard, at the time you take your exam within the testing software.
For more information about transfer credit policies, please refer to the Strayer University Catalog.
Below we’ve shown courses for which Strayer University will award credits by successfully passing exams as outlined above.
|Course ID||Course Name||CLEP||DSST||Challenge Exam|
|ACC303||Intermediate Accounting I|
|BUS100||Introduction to Business|
|BUS230||Purchasing and Materials Management|
|BUS310||Human Resource Management|
|BUS313||Introduction to Entrepreneurship|
|BUS325||Global Human Resource Management|
|BUS340||Contract and Purchasing Negotiation Techniques|
|BUS402||Small Business Management|
|BUS407||Training and Development|
|BUS463||Entrepreneurship Feasibility and Analysis|
|CIS101||Navigating a Digital World|
|CIS105||Introduction to Information Systems|
|CIS106||Introduction to Information Technology|
|CIS109||Introduction to Management Information Systems|
|CIS170||Information Technology in Criminal Justice|
|CIS175||Introduction to Networking|
|CIS210||Systems Analysis and Development|
|CIS273||Web Design & Development|
|CIS312||Network Server Administration I|
|CIS332||Network Server Administration|
|CIS333||Networking Security Fundamentals|
|CIS348||Information Technology Project Management|
|CIS349||Information Technology Audit & Control|
|CIS375||Human Computer Interaction|
|CIS401||Network Server Administration II|
|CIS409||Directory Service Infrastructure|
|CIS424||Database Administration I|
|CIS428||Database Administration II|
|CIS443||Agile Project Management|
|CIS502||Theories of Security Management|
|CIS527||IT Risk Management|
|CIS542||Web Application Security|
|CIS558||IT Audit and Control|
|COM100||Communication at Work|
|COM101||Effective Communication Skills|
|COM200||Communication: The Key to Working Together|
|COM201||Oral Communications & Persuasion|
|CRJ100||Introduction to Criminal Justice|
|CRJ105||Crime and Criminal Behavior|
|CRJ180||Juvenile Delinquency and Justice|
|CRJ220||Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice|
|CRJ310||Law Enforcement Operations Management|
|CRJ330||Comparative Criminal Justice|
|CRJ420||Emergency Management Procedures|
|ECO100||Principles of Economics|
|ECO320||Money and Banking|
|ENG116||Discover the Writer in You|
|ENG201||The Power of Persuasion|
|ENG215||Research and Writing|
|FIN100||Principles of Finance|
|FIN215||Personal Financial Planning|
|FIN355||Financial Risk Analysis|
|FIN405||Advanced Financial Management|
|FIN410||Commercial Bank Management|
|HIS104||Amercian History Prior to 1865|
|HIS105||American History After 1865|
|HIS110||Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future|
|HSA305||Health Services Marketing|
|HSA315||Health Information Systems|
|HSA320||Healthcare Human Resource Management|
|HTM280||Lodging Operations Management|
|HUM111||World Cultures I|
|HUM112||World Cultures II|
|HUM201||Exploring Cultures: Adapting in Global World|
|ITB305||International Business Environment|
|ITB400||International Banking and Finance|
|LEG100||Business Law I|
|LEG110||Civil and Criminal Procedure|
|MAT104||Algebra with Applications|
|MAT110||Using Math to Inform Your World|
|MKT100||Principles of Marketing|
|MKT315||Business Logistics Management|
|PHI201||Thinking it Through|
|POL300||Contemporary International Problems|
|PSY100||Psychology of Adjustment|
|PSY101||Smarter Decisions Through Psychology|
|PSY105||Introduction to Psychology|
|PSY205||Life Span Development|
|SCI110||Introduction to Physical Science|
|SCI115||Introduction to Biology|
|SCI201||Unlocking the Secrets of Science and Innovation|
|SEC310||Homeland Security Organization and Administration|
|SEC340||Computer Forensic Technology|
|SEC420||Perimeter Defense Techniques|
|SOC100||Introduction to Sociology|
|SOC101||The Story of Us: Embracing Diversity and Collaboration|
|SOC300||Sociology of Developing Countries|