DSST and CLEP Exams

Students wishing to take CLEP and DSST exams : -Our campus remains CLOSED to the public through the summer, at least.  Some campus access restrictions will likely be in place this fall, as well.   Due to minimized staffing in our Testing Center, we will NOT be offering CLEP or DSST testing to ANY student/person until November 2021, the earliest. We will have more info on future on-campus offerings for PSU students in late-October.  Please check back then for updates.

NOTE: we are not offering CLEP or DSST to non-PSU students until further notice.   

Students wishing to take CLEP and DSST exams may either call or come to our office to schedule an appointment to take these exams.  The exams are proctored on-campus every two weeks (with some exceptions), most often alternating between Tuesdays and Wednesdays (this does vary).  Students may choose between a 9-11am or a 2-4pm appointment time.

There is a $30.00 administration fee required, and must be paid prior to arrival of the appointment.  This fee can be paid online through our website.   PLEASE BRING YOUR RECEIPT with you on the day of your appointment!  PSU currently waives the $30.00 administration fee for military members.

CLEP Testing:  If interested in the CLEP exams, it is strongly recommended that you study first!  There are study guides available to you on the College Board website, as well as many sample tests for you to review.  More information about CLEP testing can be found at https://clep.collegeboard.org/exams.  CLEP exams will only satisfy lower level requirements, as described in the current academic catalog.  the cost of taking this exam is paid directly to the College Board on their website, and must be paid in advance of arrival for your exam (PLEASE BRING YOUR RECEIPT for this and for the administrative fee mentioned above that you pay in advance to the school).

DSST Testing:  Just like CLEP exams, if interested in the DSST exams you need to study first!   And, just like CLEP exams, there are study guides available to you.  Simply go to the DSST website to learn more about these exams, including extensive information on test preparation and the cost to take this exam.  There are many other useful links on that page, as well.  You will be required to pay the exam fee when you sit down to take the test, so please bring a valid credit card with you.  Please visit their website to learn more about free opportunities to take the DSST exam if you are an active duty military member (or spouse) taking the DSST exam for the first time, or reimbursement of the exam fee for a veteran eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill.  PSU currently waives the $30.00 administration fee for students in these two categories.