College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

  • CLEP exams test college-level learning in a variety of areas and are offered by the College Board.
  • Students must achieve a minimum score of 50 on a CLEP exam to receive credit for a course.
  • Walden will accept essay or non-essay versions of the CLEP English Composition Exam.
  • Walden will award one course per CLEP exam passed.
  • The cost of these exams is the responsibility of the student.
  • Specific costs, examination subject matter, and sample exams can be found on the CLEP website.

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

  • DSST exams are formerly known as the DANTES Program and are administered by Prometric. DSST exams test college-level knowledge at both the lower and upper college level in a variety of areas.
  • Students must achieve a minimum grade of C on a DSST exam to receive credit for a course.
  • Walden will award one course per DSST exam passed.
  • The cost of these exams is the responsibility of the student.
  • Additional information regarding resources, test prep materials, and funding for eligible military families can be found on the DSST website.

Excelsior College Examinations (ECEs) and UExcel Exams

  • Excelsior College Exams are offered by Excelsior College, NY and are formerly known as Regents College Exams or ACT/PEP Exams
  • UEXCEL exams test knowledge of lower-level college learning and are awarded as Excelsior College credit.
  • Students must achieve a minimum grade of C on an Excelsior exam to receive credit for a course.
  • Walden will award credit for one course for per Excelsior/UExcel exam passed.
  • The cost of these exams is the responsibility of the student.
  • Additional information can be found on the Excelsior website.

For information on specific courses eligible for credit-by-examination visit the Center for Degree Acceleration website or the Walden Student Handbook.

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diplomas

Walden University recognizes examinations taken in high school as part of an Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

  • AP Exams test the ability to perform at a college level in many different disciplines. AP Exams are administered once per year in the secondary-school setting.
  • Advanced Placement exam grades of 3 or higher are accepted.
  • Walden will award one course per AP exam passed.
  • No more than 6 courses will be awarded.
  • Additional information can be found on the AP Website
  • IB Diploma courses consists of exams and essays that are assessed on a 7-point scale. This program is available to students aged 16–19.
  • Additional information can be found on the IB Website.
  • International Baccalaureate exam grades of 4 or higher are accepted.

For information on specific courses eligible for credit from AP exams or IB Diplomas visit the Walden Student Handbook.

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