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Credit by Special Examination

Advanced Placement Credits

Students who present Advanced Placement examination scores of 3, 4, or 5 may receive 3 to 10 University credits for each exam.

CLEP Exams

Credits may be acquired through the CLEP examinations. These credits may be used to fill General Education Requirements, and may also be accepted as equivalent to specific courses. USU will accept a maximum of 30 total credits from CLEP, DANTES (DSST), and cooperative education/internship credit combined.

Credit for Military Service

USU may grant credit to students currently enrolled at the University who have served in the armed forces. Applications for credit are made by submitting the DD214 or DD295 forms or any other military transcripts (e.g. AARTS) to the Admissions Office.

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

DSSTs provide an opportunity for people to obtain college credit for what they learned in nontraditional ways. USU will accept a maximum of 30 total credits from CLEP, DANTES (DSST), and cooperative education/internship credit combined.

International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)

Students who enter with International Baccalaureate credit are strongly encouraged to apply to the Honors Program. Students who present an IB diploma will be awarded a maximum of 30 credits.

Languages

Where basic skills in a language have been acquired by means other than college courses, up to 16 lower-division credits may be earned by special examination. Students are encouraged to contact the Languages, Philosophy, and Speech Communication Department for more information.

Testing Services at USU

Students who need to take an exam for admission, placement, certification, or other purposes including GED and CLEP, can contact Testing Services to make an appointment at 435.797.1004.