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Credit-by-Examination Fee Reimbursement

for CLEP, DSST, TECEP, and Excelsior University Exams

You can receive reimbursement for an unlimited number of exams as a way to earn college credit, including test center fees (up to a maximum of $350 per exam) in addition to your two vouchers or reimbursements. These exams are offered through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Test, formerly Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support), Thomas Edison College Examination Program (TECEP), and Excelsior University.

Interested applicants should contact an advisor for information to apply. Call (800) 253-4332 (Option 1) or email an advisor [email protected].

CLEP is a national credit-by-examination program that allows students to earn credit for what they already know. Exams cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements in the first two years of college. Visit for more information. 

DSST is a credit-by-examination program offering students the opportunity to earn college credit for knowledge gained in the workplace, classroom, or through independent study. The exams cover physical sciences, social sciences, business, applied technology, humanities, and more. Visit for more information.

TECEP offers a wide range of exams for earning college credit. The exams are designed to allow you to demonstrate the college-level knowledge you have gained through work, independent reading, or other activities. Originally designed to help enrolled Thomas Edison State College students meet degree requirements, the exams are now administered nationally and may be used at many other institutions. Visit for more information.

Excelsior University exams provide flexible opportunities to demonstrate college-level learning in the arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing. Visit for more information.