The Catholic University of America

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Program:

Standardized Examinations

Available for undergraduate students only

CLEP

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through computer based testing of undergraduate level college courses. CLEP examinations are approximately 90 minutes long and are offered in over 30 subject areas. Exams, with the exception of the College Composition exam with Essay, are made up primarily of multiple-choice questions.

For CLEP exam titles and their MSPS course equivalents, please click here. For descriptions and study materials for all CLEP examinations, please visit The College Board website.

 

CLEP exams are offered at various locations in the DC area. Click here for more information

DSST

DSST exams provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through both paper and internet-based testing of undergraduate level college courses. DSST exams are typically two hours long and are offered in over 30 unique subject areas. These exams are made up primarily of multiple-choice questions.

For DSST exam titles and their MSPS course equivalents, please click here. For descriptions and study materials for all DSST examinations, please visit the DSST Program website. Please note we are unable to offer the Public Speaking exam at this time.

 

DSST exams are offered at various locations in the DC Area. Click here for more information. 

 

If you are a student at CUA and you have questions regarding CLEP or DSST exams,

contact the MSPS PLA Program Coordinator.