Indiana Wesleyan University offers CLEP and DSST tests as an option for students needing to fulfill general education and elective credits for a baccalaureate degree. The CLEP (College Level Examination Program) examinations are offered by The College Board, a nonprofit membership organization that provides tests and other educational services for students, schools, and colleges. CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the country. The DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) examinations, originally developed for military personnel, are offered by Prometric.
Students may take both CLEP and DSST examinations at Indiana Wesleyan University at all regional education centers. Upon receipt of the official test scores, Indiana Wesleyan University will award credit based on The American Council on Education recommendations.
Students desiring to take an examination will pay a registration fee to IWU and test fee to the company sponsoring the test. In addition, students who choose to take CLEP or DSST tests are assessed an IWU transcription fee of $25 per credit hour satisfactorily completed. This applies to all CLEP/DSST credits which are placed on Indiana Wesleyan University records whether taken at Indiana Wesleyan University or accepted in transfer. Credit is not placed on the academic record until payment for the credits and the official transcript are received. Before taking a CLEP/DSST test, students should check with an academic advisor to ensure the test will apply toward degree completion plans.