Standardized Examination

A maximum of 30 credits may be earned through all combined options for credit by standardized examination. Credits will be awarded only within the student’s first 60 credits at Caldwell University.

Caldwell University accepts CLEP, DSST, EXCELSIOR and NYU Foreign Language Proficiency Exams. Students may register for these examinations through their Academic Advisor in the Center for Student Success.

For details on what Caldwell accepts and its equivalent courses, please view the Standardized Exam for College Credit chart.

To schedule an online CLEP or DSST test please email Pamela Cavanagh at You pay the $80 by credit card at the time of testing. Plan to allow two (2) hours for the test.