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Put your knowledge to the test

College-level testing programs can help you earn credit.

Maybe you’re fluent in a foreign language. Or you’ve gained extensive subject knowledge through classes, on-the-job training or a personal interest. There are tests that can help you earn credit for the knowledge you already have.

Time and tuition-saving tests that may apply to you:

For a nominal fee, undergraduate students can take the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). You can earn college-level credit for knowledge you’ve gained outside the classroom.

Getting a satisfactory score on any of the 34 available CLEP examinations can help facilitate undergraduate degree completion.

Many of our campus locations are authorized testing centers where you can take the 90 minute exam on a computer station.

The DSSTTM credit by Exam Program (formerly DANTES), offered in 38 subject areas, allows you to earn college credit for knowledge you’ve gained through on-the-job training, professional development or other life experiences. You can take these tests, along with the CLEP, at many of our campus locations.

For additional DSST testing resources, you can:

DSST is a trademark of Prometric Inc.

Excelsior College Exams give you the opportunity to test out of courses in nursing, business, education as well as arts and sciences.

High school seniors can apply the knowledge they’ve gained in advanced placement courses to earn college credit in certain subject areas by taking the Advanced Placement Examinations.

Berlitz® is a worldwide company offering a variety of language instruction programs and services. Berlitz Language Evaluations are 90 minutes in duration. The testing evaluates the language proficiency level of the candidate in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The University of Phoenix Office of Admissions determines the amount of credit awarded, based on the official evaluation results. The credits are applicable to the Communication Arts General Education area.

University of Phoenix students around the world must contact the Phoenix, Arizona Berlitz Language Center to arrange taking the Berlitz Language Evaluations. Detailed information and instructions are available at the Phoenix, Arizona Berlitz Language Center website.

Berlitz is a registered trademark of Berlitz Investment Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Active duty military personnel can take standardized language proficiency exams through the Defense Language Institute.

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