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Exam Lab: CLEP/DSST

General Information

CLEP and DSST offer students the ability to earn college credit by taking examinations on the material covered in a particular course. LCCC does not award credit for general CLEP exams. The college grants the same amount of credit to students who earn satisfactory scores on exams as it grants to students who successfully complete the course

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To qualify for credit by examination at LCCC, a student must be enrolled at LCCC. Credit by examination may be used to fulfill all degree/certification graduation requirements except for the mandatory 15-credit hour residency requirement. All credits by examination will be indicated as Transfer Credit (TR). No letter grade is given. Credit will be awarded only for exams for which there is a direct equivalent LCCC course. Credit earned by examination will be subject to all policies as stated within the LCCC general catalog.

Transferring Credits

Students should be aware that not all colleges have the same policies regarding acceptance of credit by examination. If a student is transfer-bound, it is the student’s responsibility to find out whether credit by examination earned at LCCC will transfer to another institution.

DSST Testing

Students have the opportunity to earn college credit by taking a DSST exam. LCCC will accept a few DSST exams. The test must have an equivalent LCCC course to receive credit here. It is not a requirement to be a LCCC student to take a DSST test at LCCC. 

Please note that prior to testing:

  • Seating is limited. An appointment must be made in advance. Students can email the Exam Lab to get their test scheduled.

  • A non-refundable fee of up to $100 is charged for each DSST exam.  This is payable online during the registration process. Payment is by credit card only.  All testing fees are paid by DANTES for eligible military personnel.

  • For non active duty testers and those who are not LCCC students, a non-refundable administration fee of $25 for each exam is payable at time of testing.  Cash, checks or credit cards are accepted.  

  • There is a 30-day waiting period before you can retake any DSST examination.

Registering for a DSST

Those wishing to take a DSST Exam can register for the exam on the day of the test.  For information about the exams, you can go to DSST.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Exam Lab

Cheyenne Campus   /   examlab@lccc.wy.edu

307-778-1274   /   Clay Pathfinder Building, Room 119

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CLEP Testing

Students have the opportunity to earn college credit by taking a CLEP exam. LCCC awards the same amount of credit to a person who earns a satisfactory score on the exam as it grants a student who successfully completes the course. LCCC gives and accepts most CLEP exams. The test must have an equivalent LCCC course to receive credit here. It is not a requirement to be a LCCC student to take a CLEP test at LCCC.

Please note prior to testing:

  • Testing is scheduled most business days but seating is limited. An appointment must be made in advance. Students can email the Exam Lab or call 307-778-1274 to get their test scheduled.

  • Students purchase the exam through the CLEP Website. Exams usually cost $89 each, however military testers may get their exams paid for through DANTES funding 

  • Students will print and bring their testing ticket.

  • For non-military LCCC testers who are not LCCC students, a non-refundable administration fee of $25 for each exam is payable at time of testing.  Cash, check or credit card is accepted.

  • There is a three month waiting period before you can retake any CLEP Test.

Registering for a CLEP

Those wishing to take a CLEP Test must register before arrive at the testing site.  You must bring your testing ticket with you on testing day.  To register for your test and for more information about CLEP tests, go to CLEP.