UAA awards credit for satisfactory performance on the following national examinations.  In most cases, passing scores and credits awarded are based on the most current American Council on Education recommendations or departmental approved scores.  Credit for exams will be elective credit or, through agreements with departments, will be equated to UAA courses.

Credit may be received for more than one national exam.

The UAA course equivalency for each national exam is subject to change.

A student desiring credit for a national exam must request that an official report of exam scores be sent to:

UAA Enrollment Services
PO Box 141629
Anchorage, AK 99514-1629



AP Exams (Advanced Placement Program)


CLEP Exams


DSST Exams (formerly known as DANTES)

How DSST exams transfer to UAA

To order DSST Exams score reports, visit


UExcel Exams (formerly known as Excelsior College Examinations or ECEs)


International Baccalaureate

UAA awards credit for satisfactory performance (a score of 5 or higher) on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examinations.


More Information

 For more information on taking CLEP, DSST or UExcel exams, see the Advising and Testing Center