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Credit for Prior Learning

Prior Learning Exams

Indiana Tech accepts the CLEP and DSST credit for prior learning exams.

Ivy Tech Community College’s Testing Services provides exam administration and related services to prospective students, current students, community members, businesses and other groups throughout Indiana.

Go to the Ivy Tech website below to set up your testing appointment. If you are an Indiana Tech student, use the Non-Student login. After account creation, you will be able to select the campus where you wish to take your exam and request your appointment.

Programs like the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the DSST give you the chance to prove your proficiency in general education areas like introductory math, writing, business, and science. These exams are available for just a fraction of the cost of a college course, and if you’re in the military, you may be able to take the exam for free. On the day of your test, be sure to have a school ID or other form of Identification.

CLEP and DSST exams cost $100.00 per test and you can pay online via debit card or credit card on the day of registration. The accepted minimum score for CLEP and DSST exams is 50.

Schedule Your CLEP or DANTES Exam

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Portfolio Review Process

Prior learning includes any college-level learning that a student has acquired outside of a traditional classroom setting. Indiana Tech believes that what a student knows is more important than how this knowledge was learned and, therefore will evaluate knowledge and skills gained through non-classroom experiences for college credit. This evaluation process is known by many names, including prior learning assessment, credit for prior learning, or even experiential learning. Students who have these experiences and want to earn academic credit by submitting a portfolio, can gain further information by contacting their admissions representative or the Registrar’s Office. This option is only available for undergraduate students and will be available for doctoral students beginning with the 2024-25 academic year.

Prior Learning Assessment Handbook