Exams for Credit

CLEP - College Level Examination 

The College-Level Program (CLEP) allows you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit by examination program and is available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities.  Pass any of the 34 CLEP exams to help achieve your college and career goals. Schedule the CLEP exam online.  These exams are offered  Tuesday through Saturday.  Scheduling times vary depending on the day.

DSST (formerly DANTES) 

The DSST (formerly DANTES - Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) college level exams allow students  to earn college credit for knowledge acquired outside of the traditional classroom.  Recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE), the 38 subject-level exams are offered in diverse disciplines and cover upper and lower-level baccalaureate credit courses. Schedule the DSST exam online. These exams are offered Monday - Friday at 8:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm.

DSST Exams are available free to the following eligible military personnel and eligible civilian employees:

  • Military personnel (Active Duty and Reserve) - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army and Air National Guard
  • Eligible civilian employees and spouses of participating Reserve Component and Coast Guard personnel


Brigham Young University offers this exam that provides students the opportunity to receive up to 12 pass/fail university credits by examination. Currently,  the University of Alaska Anchorage does not accept credit for any of these tests. The test is 2.5 hours in length and examinees are required to register with BYU at least 10 days before the scheduled test date. Examinees must schedule a proctoring appointment for the FLATS exam online 24 hours in advance with the UAA Testing Center.  

UExcel Exams 

Uexcel is a credit by examination program offered in a computer-based format at the UAA Testing Center. The University of Alaska Anchorage awards credit for successful completion of the Excelsior College Examination. Register for the UExcel exam . UExcel Exams are offered through PearsonVue and can be taken at the Advising and Testing Center daily during our testing center hours. UExcel exam credits transfer to UAA.

*UAA does not award credit for the FLATS exam.