ACCUPLACER assessments provide you and Granite State College with useful information about your academic skills in reading comprehension, sentence skills, arithmetic and algebra. The results of assessments, in conjunction with your academic background, goals, and interests, will be used by your academic advisor and you to determine your course selection. It is very important that you do your very best on these tests so that you will have an accurate measure of your academic skills.
Academic Advising is available at your campus location to help you prepare for the Accuplacer Assessment. Workshops are available to help you obtain the skills necessary to do your best.
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 Advisor. 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 Advisor, consult the Granite State College course catalog, or visit 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 Advisor or by visiting the Excelsior College website.
Excelsior College Examinations are not offered at Granite State College Test Centers but are offered at Prometric test centers across the state. For test locations, click here.
Many other examinations have been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) 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 Advisor or visit the ACE website.
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 Advisor for more details.