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Testing Programs and Services

Credit by Exam

Kansas State University offers credit by examination opportunities through which you may earn academic credit in specific courses. You can receive college credit for successfully completing exams offered through the College Level Exam Program (CLEP) or through the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) exam program. 

A list of K-State courses for which you can receive credit can be found on the prior learning website. Prior to sitting for an exam, you should confer with your academic advisor or admissions representative to verify that the exam will be accepted for credit at the receiving institution. We recommend you review the CLEP exam descriptions and DSST information guides for more information about the exams. Exams are offered Monday - Friday by appointment only. To schedule an appointment complete and submit the Testing Services Request Form by e-mail, mail or fax, or you can turn the form into the office at 2323 Anderson Avenue, Suite 102.

Other credit by examination opportunities

Students with prior education or experience may gain credit for many K-State courses through locally constructed examinations. To qualify you must be currently enrolled at K-State and receive permission from the head of the department offering the course.  Contact the appropriate department to determine if such an exam is offered.