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Earn College Credit Toward Your Online Degree by Examination

You have a lot of professional, life and personal experience and we want to help you turn that into college credits! You can test out of courses by showing your level of knowledge acquired in many subject areas. We have dozens of subject areas, as well as numerous types of test exams and courses, available for you to show your mastery of information and knowledge. Review the options below to learn more about earning college credit by examination or completion of select coursework towards the achievement of 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 by examination, for the knowledge you have acquired, and test out of select college courses online. CLEP exams are comprised of thirty-three 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 ways knowledge is acquired 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 the 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 test for college credit by examination by speaking with an Academic Advisor at (800) 424-9595. You can 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 by exam 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 completion 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 completion of the 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 Online Programs accepts 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 three credit hours of elective credit (ex. 1XX, 3XX).