College Examinations

The American Council on Education (ACE) recommends college credit for all of the following credit-by-examination programs as well as many others (visit the ACE examination web site).

Students who are interested in earning credit through the credits by examination programs listed below should contact their academic or program advisor before taking an examination to ensure it will be accepted for their program of study. Credits earned through these examination programs are treated as transfer credit and do not affect a student's grade point average.

College Board Advanced Placement Examinations

Advanced Placement (AP) examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board may be used for advanced placement credit. Specific college course credits will be granted for scores of three, four, or five on the examinations. An official AP score report must be forwarded from ETS to Wilmington University. Wilmington University does not charge students for transferring these credits. Contact the Student Academic Advising and Success Center for procedures required to initiate an evaluation of transfer credit.

CLEP® College Credit by Examination

The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP is a national testing program that provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of more than 30 examinations in undergraduate college courses. Wilmington University recognizes these examinations for transfer credit.

Wilmington University does not charge students for transferring these credits. Students who are interested in CLEP exams should contact an academic advisor and refer to the Wilmington University Prior Learning Assessment Guide for further information.

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs)

The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) are an extensive series of examinations in college subjects that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate courses. A student may earn up to 3 semester hours of credit per test. Students who are interested in DSST examinations should contact an academic advisor and refer to the Wilmington University Prior Learning Assessment Guide for Students for further information. Wilmington University does not charge students for transferring these credits. Information about DSST Test preparation and study guides can also be found at DANTES web site.

Excelsior College Examination

Excelsior College Examinations include approximately 50 undergraduate-level tests. The majority are multiple-choice tests.