Testing for College Credit - General Information

Prior learning assessment is a means of obtaining college credit for knowledge gained on the job or through individual study. Students at San Juan College can earn as many as 30 credits by examination through either Advanced Placement (AP) or CLEP scores. For consideration for Advanced Placement credit, you must have a minimum score of three or better and have official test scores submitted to the Admissions Office.

CLEP credit is awarded to students who score at the required level. Official test results of this examination must also be sent to the Admissions Office. Credit based on CLEP and AP appears on the transcripts as credit. No letter grade is recorded for this type of credit.

CLEP Exams

The College Level Examination Program offers 34 computer based examinations for a wide variety of subjects. SJC Testing Center is an open CLEP testing site. If you are a student at SJC or any other college, you may take your CLEP exam at the SJC Testing Center and transcripts will be sent to the college or university that is designated at the time of the test.

Starting January 1, 2014, all CLEP exam payments must be made by test-takers online through the My Account portal at www.collegeboard.com/clep.  After payment, a voucher number will be issued for the paid exam.  Bring this voucher number with you on your test date.

Testing appointments are required and students must bring appropriate proof of payment and identification with them on the test date. A separate administration fee is required for the CLEP exam. The SJC administration fee must be paid at the Business Office prior to the exam. We will not confirm a scheduled appointment without the receipt number. The SJC Business Office, located in the Educational Services Center building (clock tower), accepts a variety of forms of payment such as cash, check, money order, and debit or credit card.

More information about CLEP exams can be found at  www.collegeboard.com/clep.  For additional scheduling and fee information, call the SJC Testing Center at (505) 566-3139.

DSST Exams

The DSST Program (formerly known as the DANTES program) offers credit-by-examination for 37 subjects.  Although SJC does not accept DSST transcripts at this time, you make take your DSST exam at the SJC Testing Center and transcripts will be sent to the college or university that is designated at the time of the test. 

Testing appointments are required and students must bring appropriate payment and identification with them on the test date. Two separate payments are required for the DSST exam. The SJC administration fee must be paid at the Business Office prior to the exam. We will not confirm a scheduled appointment without the receipt number. The SJC Business Office, located in the Educational Services Center building (clock tower), accepts a variety of forms of payment such as cash, check, money order, and debit or credit card.  DSST testing fees are paid by credit card only at the time of testing.

More information about DSST exams can be found at  www.getcollegecredit.com.  For scheduling and fee information, call the SJC Testing Center at (505) 566-3139.