CLEP & DSST
College Level Examination for Placement (CLEP)
CLEP offers exams that cover specific introductory course content. Consequently, anyone who believes he or she is proficient in an academic subject may take a CLEP test to earn credit.
The University Advisement Center keeps a list of scores needed to earn credit Georgia State University. Also, Georgia State University students should consult with their academic advisor before registering for a CLEP exam. Information on the exams, test descriptions and CLEP sampler can be found at College Board’s CLEP website.
The first step is to purchase an exam from The College Board.
Afterwards, email the Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, or Newton testing center for an appointment. For students outside the metro Atlanta area, to locate a testing center visit College Board. CLEP testing is also available at the Atlanta Campus but registration and fees are handled differently there.
The total cost for each CLEP exam is currently $112 effective July 1, 2018.
- $87 payable by credit card to College Level Examination Program to the College Board
- $25 payable by exact cash, credit card or money order at the campus Cashier’s window.
Please Note: Effective July 1, 2019, the new CLEP exam fee will be $89. The current $87 fee will still apply to all exams purchased through June 30, 2019.
Questions regarding receipt of scores or credit acceptance at Georgia State University should be directed to Elaine Jones, Admissions, Sparks Hall, Suite 200, or by phone at 404-413-2042.
Requesting CLEP scores
The College Board is the only source for CLEP scores. Therefore to request official CLEP scores, test takers must visit College Board. Counseling and Testing services does not receive CLEP scores.
DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
Atlanta and Dunwoody campuses offer DSST. However Georgia State University does not grant credit for them. To request official DSST scores, please visit the DSST website. Those interested in taking the test at the Dunwoody location, please email. For testing at Atlanta campus, please view their webpage.