Earn College Credit Toward Your Online Degree by Examination

You have a lot of professional and personal experience, so let us help you turn that into college credit! You can test out of courses by showing your level of knowledge acquired. We have dozens of subject areas, as well as numerous types of exams and courses available for you to show your mastery in the subject.

Review the options below to learn more about how you can earn college credit by examination so you can get one step closer to completing your online degree!

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Institutional Challenge Exam (ICE)

Institutional Challenge Exams are available to students with a satisfactory justification of previous knowledge in a subject area based upon a non-college training program, job experience, or self-learning. Through ICE, students will have the opportunity to earn credit by examination towards their chosen degree program. 

Visit our ICE webpage to see a listing of all available exams.



College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program offers a unique opportunity to earn college credit toward your online degree for the knowledge you have acquired. CLEP exams are comprised of 33 exams covering a variety of subjects. Formal study, private reading, on-the-job experience, non-credit courses, business training, television/radio courses, travel, and superior high school courses are just a few of the experiences that may be applied within CLEP testing. 

Visit our CLEP webpage to find out more information about CLEP exams.



DANTES Subject Standardized Test Scores (DSST)

The DANTES Subject Standardized Test Scores program provides you with an opportunity to earn college credit by examination based on what you have learned outside of a traditional classroom. Approved by the American Council on Education, the DSST program enables you to use the knowledge you have acquired to accomplish your educational and professional goals.

You can learn more about using the DSST for college credit by examination by speaking with an Academic Advisor at (800) 424-9595. You can also view acceptable DSST exams by visiting our DSST webpage.



Excelsior College and UExcel Exams

The Excelsior College Examinations (ECE) program provides the opportunity to have your college-level learning recognized by earning college credit toward your online degree in select subject areas. UExcel Excelsior College Examination Program is a college credit program offered in a computer-based format at thousands of test centers globally. Students will be able to apply for credit by examination to select college courses online.

Visit the ECE and UExcel webpage for more information.



Technical Training Assessments with NOCTI Business Solutions

Turn your technical training into college credit by examination through NOCTI Business Solutions training assessments. NOCTI Business Solutions has collaborated with the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) to evaluate several of its assessments for awarding college credit. Experienced industry experts and professors evaluated the rigor of the NOCTI Business Solutions assessments to translate the content into credit.



University of Cambridge International Exams

Liberty University’s online programs accept AS-level and A-level University of Cambridge International Exams (CIEs) with grades A-C to award college credit by examination completion.

All AS-level CIEs will be awarded only 3 credit hours of elective credit (ex. 1XX, 3XX).