Granite State College offers several programs that provide students the opportunity to gain college credit for knowledge acquired through independent study. Demonstrated competencies will be recognized through the following testing programs:
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)exams are available in 34 college-level introductory subjects. They are administered at Granite State College Regional Centers and are computer-based. The total cost for each CLEP exam is $105. For further information about how CLEP exams can be applied to your GSC program, review the college catalog or talk with an Academic Coach. Testing is available for students not enrolled at GSC. Register and make payment online using the GSC CLEP Registration Form.
DSST exams offer 37 test titles in the areas of Social Science, Business, Mathematics, Applied Technology, Humanities, and Physical Science. They are administered at Granite State College Learning Centers and are computer based with the exception of the Public Speaking exam, which must be administered by paper at one of our campus locations. The total cost for each DSST exam is $110. For further information about DSST exams, talk with your Academic Coach, consult the Granite State College course catalog, or visit www.getcollegecredit.com. Testing is available for students not enrolled at GSC. Register and make payment online using the GSC DSST Registration Form.
Students may choose from 40 exams in the arts and sciences, business, nursing, and education, many offering upper-level credit. Further information can be obtained by talking to your Academic Coach or by visiting the Excelsior College website at: https://www.excelsior.edu/portal/page?_pageid=57,39239&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
Excelsior College Examinations are not offered at Granite State College Test Centers but are offered at the Prometric Technology Center located at 200 Griffin Road in Portsmouth, NH (603-433-6800). For additional test locations, visit www.2test.com.
Many other examinations have been evaluated by ACE (American Council on Education) and may be taken for college credit. These include but are not limited to: examinations on oral competency in foreign languages, various information technology and computer skills, business, automotive service, electronic technician, and drug and alcohol counseling. For more information about the exams that are available, talk with your Academic Coach or visit http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Learners.
For all examinations, the award of credit and its placement in the individual learner's plan of study is subject to review. Contact your Academic Coach for more details.