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Test for Credit Options

You can save time and money by earning credits toward your degree  through the CLEP and DSST program.

The CLEP allows you to receive college credit by taking a standardized test over material covered in an introductory course.

The following is a list of exams available from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

Composition and Literature - American Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, College Composition (essay required), College Composition Modular, English Literature, and Humanities.
History and Social Sciences - American Government, Human Growth and Development, Introduction to Educational Psychology, Introductory Psychology, Introductory Sociology, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Social Sciences and History, U.S. History I: Early Colonization to 1877, U. S. History II: 1865 to the Present, Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648, Western Civilization II:1648 to the Present.
Science and Mathematics - Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, College Algebra, College Mathematics, and Natural Sciences.
Business - Financial Accounting, Introductory Business Law, Information Systems, Principles of Management, and Principles of Marketing.
World Languages - French Language (Levels 1 and 2), German Language (Levels 1 and 2), and Spanish Language (Levels 1 and 2).

The DSST tests allow you to receive college credit by taking a standardized test in a specific subject area. The following is a list of exams available:
Business  Business Ethics and Society, Business Mathematics, Human Resource Management, Computing and Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Money and Banking,Organizational Behavior, Personal Finance, Principles of Finance, Principles of Supervision
Humanities Ethics in America, Introduction to World Religions, Principles of Public Speaking*
*In addition to a minimum score of 47 on the multiple choice test, an examinee must also receive a passing grade on the required speech section. A special test date/time will be scheduled for this test on an individual basis.
Technology - Technical Writing
MathematicsFundamentals of College Algebra, Principles of Statistics
Physical Science - Astronomy, Environmental Science, Health and Human Development,  Principles of Physical Science I, Principles of Statistics
Social Sciences -  A History of the Vietnam War, Art of the Western World, Criminal Justice, Fundamentals of Cybersecurity, Foundations of Education, Substance Abuse, Fundamentals of Counseling, General Anthropology, Human Cultural Geography,  Introduction to Law Enforcement,  Lifespan Developmental Psychology, History of the Soviet Union, The Civil War and Reconstruction

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To get credit for WVSU courses: 
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Both the CLEP and DSST exams are given in 108 Wallace Hall.

Registration Form

If special accommodations are needed, please contact West Virginia State University Accessibility Services at 304-766-3083.

‚ÄčTo schedule a testing appointment,  please call 304-766-3250 or email: careerserv@wvstateu.edu.

CLEP - The fee is $89.00 per test.  Prior to the test date, you will need to create an account through the My Account Registration portal on the CLEP website and submit payment directly there (plus administration fee; see below).

DSST- The fee is $85.00 per test which will be required on the test date (plus administration fee; see below).

A $15.00 (per test) administration fee in the form of a check or money order payable to West Virginia State University will be collected on the test day. DO NOT include with registration form.

Test scores will be available upon completion of the examination (with a few exceptions). 

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