Earn College Credit for Prior Learning

National Exams

Many colleges and universities recognize and accept national examinations to meet college course requirements. These exams include CLEP pop out link icon, DSST pop out link icon (also known as DANTES), Excelsior pop out link icon, and others. Some colleges also accept Advanced Placement (AP) exams (normally taken in high school) for college credit.

To see if any national exams that you have taken have ACE credit recommendations, look up the information below.



Go to Review Inventory tab to see your saved exams.


Each college requires official transcripts for examination results. You must meet the college's requirement for a passing score in order to transfer it into a degree program. For more information on ordering a transcript for a national exam, click here pop out link icon.

Hint: Remember that each college determines how your prior learning might apply to a specific degree program.

Prior Learning Tools