CLEP and DSST Exams

Earn Credits by Testing Out of Classes

CLEP (the College-Level Examination Program) and DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Test) are credit-by-examination programs that allow you to earn credit for college courses by taking and passing exams in various subject areas. 

CLEP and DSST credits are accepted as part of a degree - with or without designation - at participating colleges in Colorado, including FRCC. Credit is not awarded if the student has completed equivalent coursework. We recommend talking with an advisor prior to taking CLEP or DSST exams. 

View the full list of prior learning assessments accepted by FRCC and other schools under the Colorado Department of Education.

Who Can Test?

FRCC is an open exam site. Any person requesting CLEP or DSST testing will be served. Students may send their scores to any institution that accepts CLEP or DSST credit.

Benefits

  • Save time - Get college credit for what you have already learned.

  • Save money - The cost of the exams is significantly less than the cost of tuition.

  • Graduate on time - These exams can help you to finish sooner, if you're a few credits shy of graduating.

  • Reach your career goals - Demonstrate you have college-level knowledge in subjects relevant to your work.

  • Compete for college admission - Some colleges see passing scores for CLEPs or DSSTs as evidence of how well you will perform at the college level.          

Steps to take the test

CLEP ($114.00)

  1. Pay for the CLEP Exam through College Board - $89
    Print the voucher and bring it with you to the exam.

  2. Schedule Your Exam Appointment at FRCC
    You will need the voucher number (from step 1) to schedule appointment at FRCC.

  3. Pay for the Proctor Fee - $25

  4. Take Your Exam

DSST ($125.00)

  1. Schedule Your Exam Appointment at FRCC

  2. Pay for the Proctor Fee - $25

  3. Take Your Exam - $100
    Your test location will provide instructions how to pay DSST (day of the exam via credit card). If you already have a DSST account, be sure to bring your username and password with you.

Boulder County Campus Testing Center

FRCC BCC Administration Building, Room A1122
2190 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

Campus Map
Parking Map - Parking is FREE
Administration Building Map

CLEP ($114.00)

  1. Pay for the CLEP Exam through College Board - $89
    Print the voucher and bring it with you to the exam.

  2. Schedule Your Exam Appointment
    You will need the voucher number (from step 1) to schedule appointment.

  3. Pay for the Proctor Fee - $25

  4. Take Your Exam
    Note: You must start the exam at least two and a half (2.5) hours before we close.
    Be sure to bring a government issued photo ID.

DSST ($125.00)

  1. Schedule Your Exam Appointment

  2. Pay for the Proctor Fee - $25

  3. Take Your Exam - $100
    Your test location will provide instructions how to pay DSST (day of the exam via credit card). If you already have a DSST account, bring your username and password. 
    Note: You must start the exam at least two and a half (2.5) hours before we close. 
    Be sure to bring a government issued photo ID.

Larimer Testing Center

Mount Antero Building, 
Suite 532
4616 S. Shields Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Campus Map
Parking Map - Parking is FREE
Mount Antero Building Map

CLEP ($114.00)

  1. Pay for the CLEP Exam through College Board - $89
    Print the voucher and bring it with you to the exam.

  2. Schedule Your Exam Appointment
    You will need the voucher number (from step 1) to schedule appointment.

  3. Pay for the Proctor Fee - $25

  4. Take Your Exam
    Note: You must start the exam at least two and a half (2.5) hours before we close.
    Be sure to bring a government issued photo ID.

DSST ($125.00)

  1. Schedule Your Exam Appointment

  2. Pay for the Proctor Fee - $25

  3. Take Your Exam - $100
    Your test location will provide instructions how to pay DSST (day of the exam via credit card). If you already have a DSST account, be sure to bring your username and password with you.
    Note: You must start the exam at least two and a half (2.5) hours before we close.
    Be sure to bring a government issued photo ID.

Westminster Testing Center

Welcome Center, Room C0150
3645 West 112th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80031

Campus Map
Parking Map - Parking is FREE
Welcome Center Building Map

BCC Testing Center

303-678-3647 │ Email
Fax: 303-678-3650 

Hours

Mon 9 am - 7 pm
Tues 9 am - 5 pm
Wed 9 am - 5 pm
Thurs 9 am - 7 pm
Fri 9 am - 4 pm
Sat
9 am - 1 pm
Sun Closed

Quick Links

Schedule Appointment

Pay Proctor Fee

Larimer Testing Center

970-204-8188 │ Email
Fax: 970-204-8122 

Hours

Mon 9 am - 7 pm
Tues 9 am - 5 pm
Wed 9 am - 5 pm
Thurs 9 am - 7 pm
Fri 9 am - 4 pm
Sat
9 am - 1 pm
Sun Closed

Westminster Testing Center

303-404-5301 │ Email 

Hours

Mon 9 am - 7 pm
Tues 9 am - 5 pm
Wed 9 am - 5 pm
Thurs 9 am - 7 pm
Fri 9 am - 4 pm
Sat
9 am - 1 pm
Sun Closed