Credit by exam

K-State accepts credit by exam from the

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST).

Where to take the exam

CLEP and DSST tests can be taken on campus and are scheduled through Testing Programs and Services.

Testing Programs and Services
Kansas State University
2323 Anderson Avenue
Suite 102
Manhattan, KS 66502


The registration fees for CLEP and DSST must be paid at the time of the exam.

Official CLEP scores can be ordered by contacting

Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541
(K-State school code = 6334)

Official DSST scores can be ordered by contacting

Box 6604
Princeton, NJ 08541
(K-State school code = 9186)

Credit by exam test scores listed on transcripts from other universities are not automatically awarded credit. Scores must be officially sent to K-State.

How scores transfer

Courses are listed as credit only and do not become part of the student's K-State GPA.

The credit will not be reflected on the student's record until the student has enrolled. Students must be degree-seeking for credit to be awarded.

Each college (e.g. College of Arts and Sciences) sets a policy for how they accept credit. View the college information for how credit or letter grades are accepted.