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Credit by Examination

Credit by Examination

DSSTs/DANTES Subject Standardized Tests

Southwestern College Professional Studies wants to give you credit for knowledge you have learned outside of the traditional classroom. One of the ways we do this is by accepting DSST Examinations (otherwise known as the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests). There are DSST Examinations in 37 undergraduate college subject areas.

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The SC code for DSST is 8919.

CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)

CLEP exams test mastery of college-level material acquired in a variety of ways through general academic instructions, significant independent study or extracurricular work.  There are 33 CLEP exams offered in areas such as History and Social Sciences, Composition and Literature, Science and Mathematics and Business and World Languages.  

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The SC code for CLEP is 8419.