Students may earn course credit by taking The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) exams. To receive credit, students must meet the minimum acceptable score requirements for each exam. It is the student’s responsibility to request official score reports be sent to Student Records for evaluation of exemption credit. Please click HERE for a listing of CLEP/DSST exams accepted at CCTC.

CLEP & DSST exams can be taken at Main Campus of Shaw AFB Education Center testing locations. Appointments are mandatory and you must have access to Shaw AFB if you are testing at the Shaw AFB Education Center site.

Benefits of CLEP & DSST Exams:

  • Save time
  • Save money (CLEP exams cost $93 and DSST exams cost $100.)
  • Reduce student aid debt/loan amount
  • Progress faster to higher-level courses
  • Shorten time to degree completion
  • Increase retention

Who Should Take the Exams and How Do I Prepare?

  • Homeschool Students (CLEP)
  • High School Students (CLEP)
  • Currently Enrolled Central Carolina Technical College Students
  • Student enrolled at other colleges that accept CLEP & DSST exams for credit
  • Active Duty Military, Reserves and Guard
  • Veterans
  • Study material is available at the websites below

How Do I Register, Pay, and Schedule for the Exam?

Step 1: For CLEP, visit the link Get Started with CLEP to purchase your test ticket from College Board. You will need to bring your test ticket to Testing Services the day of your exam.
For DSST, visit the link DSST Testing to register for a Prometric account if you do not already have one. You will need to bring your login information to Testing Services the day of your exam. Registration and payment for a specific exam title are done at Testing Services the day of the exam.
Note: The first CLEP & DSST attempt is free for DANTES funded Active Duty Military and Ready Reserve (Reserve or Guard). Eligibility is determined when obtaining your test ticket with College Board (CLEP) or establishing your account at Prometric (DSST).
Step 2: Visit the link Testing Services Registration, then choose Main Campus or Base Ed as your preferred test location, then choose CLEP or DSST and choose an available day/time to schedule your Testing Services appointment.
Step 3: Pay a required $25 administrative fee, payable to Central Carolina Technical College. You may
visit the cashier to pay the fee in the Round Building (M300R) or at any of our other convenient locations or you may pay the fee by phone by calling (803) 774-6607. The $25 administrative fee is waived for Active Duty Military and DANTES funded test candidates.
Veterans inquiring about the CLEP and DSST exams may go to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.