Scope of Services
Career Services provides testing
services to its students, alumni, and community members. Two
standardized testing options are available for students to earn college
credit for knowledge already learned: College Level Examination Program
(CLEP) and DSST.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
CLEP exam allows students the
opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge already learned.
Students may CLEP up to 45 credits toward their degree. CLEP credits do
not count toward a student's overall GPA.
The CLEP test is
offered at the University of Mary on
at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Test-takers are asked to arrive
30 minutes prior to their scheduled time. Individuals
arriving less than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time will not be
allowed to test. CLEP tests are computer-based and
administered in the Welder Library. List of CLEP
testing dates. The
CLEP credit card lists
available CLEP tests and their equivalent University of Mary course for
which students can receive credit.
materials are available at the main campus (Career
Services Office). Students can also visit the InstantCert
The DSST program,
similar to CLEP, allows students to gain credit for knowledge they have
already learned. DSST offers 38 unique tests across many disciplines.
Students are awarded credits which count toward their degree but do not
affect their GPA. Students may test out of up to 45 credits toward
DSST tests are offered
at 12:30 p.m. at the University of Mary main campus.
Test-takers are asked to arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled test.
Individuals arriving less than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time
will not be allowed to test. DSST tests are computer based and given in
the Welder Library. A DSST
Candidate Information Bulletin may be downloaded by clicking here. The DSST credit card lists
available DSST tests and their equivalent University of Mary course for
which students can receive credit. Please note that DSST will be
offered on the same days as CLEP (see above).
There are two separate
fees required for DSST test-takers. A $20 administrative fee, made
payable to the University of Mary, must be paid at the time of
registration with Career Services. This fee reserves a student’s spot
to take the DSST! Please register one week prior to the desired test
date. Additionally, the DSST testing fee is $80 and must be paid online
via credit card prior to beginning the test. For frequently asked DSST
To learn about tests
not previously mentioned or to inquire about additional testing times,
the following sites may be helpful:
State College Testing Center: (701) 224-5658
Learning Center: (701) 223-0010
Professional Centers: (701)