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Credit by Examination Services

 

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The College Board CLEP

Earn credit for what you already know! Save time and money! Fulfill a graduation requirement! Advance to higher-level classes!

What is CLEP?
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of computerized examinations in introductory college subjects that allow individuals to earn college credit for what they already know about the subject regardless of how that knowledge is acquired. Most CLEP exams are 90 minutes long and are administered on computer. Students receive instant score reports following completion of the exam with the exception of the composition exams. Mercer County Community College awards credit for successful scores on CLEP exams.

CLEP credit for MCCC courses

Registration
Register for the CLEP test here. Go to "my account" to create a registration and payment account online, which will generate a registration ticket. You will need to bring this ticket to your CLEP appointment, available during the following days and times.

Testing Times
Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon (Saturdays until 10 a.m. in the summer).
Call 609-570-3295 or contact us at wwtesting@mccc.edu for an appointment.

Cost
A proctoring fee of $35 for MCCC is expected at the time of your appointment.

Acceptable Photo ID
Two forms of photo ID are required at your appointment. Please consult the CLEP website for acceptable forms of ID. This is very important. The test administration will be blocked unless your IDs are acceptable by CLEP. CLEP requires you to present two types of photo ID from the list -- no other forms of ID will be accepted.

More Information
For more information about the content and format of CLEP exams, please visit www.collegeboard.com/clep. Click here for the registration form and related details. For practice questions, all subjects, visit www.CLEPPracticePrep.com.

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The DSST Program (DANTES)

DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests), a nationally recognized testing program, affords opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom.

Subject Standardized Tests to Choose From
You may take these exams based upon what you have learned from your job, your reading, your independent study or special interests you have pursued. There are no prerequisites for taking the DSSTs. You can choose from test titles in the areas of Social Science, Business, Mathematics, Applied Technology, Humanities, and Physical Science. All tests are Internet-based with the exception of the Public Speaking exam.

DANTES credit for MCCC courses

How to Take DANTES/DSST Exams at MCCC
The Academic Testing Center (West Windsor Campus) offers DANTES DSST testing by appointment only. Appointment times are available during the following days and hours: Mondays through Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Saturdays 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the summer). A DANTES DSST institution code will be required to have scores reported to your crediting institution. Please have this information in advance to expedite time in processing the examination process. One form of photo ID is required to sit for the exam.

Cost
Each DSST exam costs $80, payable by credit card only. An additional proctoring fee of $35 payable by cash (exact cash amount only), check or money order (payable to MCCC) is also required for each examination. (Transcript fees will apply for Mercer students. See payment information below.)

More Information About DANTES/DSST
DANTES Fact Sheet study guides are available at the DANTES website.

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New York University
Foreign Language Proficiency Test

You can earn credits for languages not offered at Mercer County Community College through the NYU Foreign Language Proficiency Program. This credit-by-exam opportunity must be initiated by contacting NYU for information about which language tests are available, cost and the process for requesting the test. Contact NYU at the following address:

  New York University
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Center for Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting
7 East 12th Street, Suite 721
New York, NY 10003
  Phone: (212) 998-7030
Fax: (212) 995-4139

NYU will grade your test as they would their own students. NYU will send you a letter indicating whether you have earned credits in your chosen language. A copy of this letter should be sent to the attention of the Registrar in the Student Records Office at Mercer County Community College.

Proctoring Services for NYU Credit-by-Exam at Mercer County Community College
If you are unable to take your test at NYU, you may request that the exam be sent to the MCCC Academic Testing Center at the West Windsor Campus to be proctored. The proctoring fee is $35 payable to MCCC by check, money order or exact amount cash. You will need to arrange an appointment to reserve a computer for the listening section of the test. The exam should be shipped to:

  Mercer County Community College
Academic Testing Center, LB208
P.O. Box 17202
Trenton, NJ 08690
  Phone: (609) 570-3295
Fax: (609) 570-3872

(An additional $20 will be required if you request your exam to be returned by traceable courier.)

Posting the Credits to Your Transcript at Mercer County Community College
Posting NYU foreign language credits to your MCCC transcript requires an initial $100 processing fee. Additionally there is a charge of $25 for every credit posted. The fee must be paid to our Accounting Office (1st floor of the Administration Building). The receipt of payment and the NYU letter of credit achievement must be submitted to the Student Records Office (2nd floor of the Student Center) to the attention of Transcript Records. The maximum foreign language credits that will be granted by Mercer County Community College is 12.

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Payment

MCCC Credit by Examination Fees List (PDF)

CLEP fees DANTES fees
Charged to All Test Takers
$80 CLEP test fee (for each test), payable by credit card or check/money order made out to "CLEP".

$35 MCCC registration fee (for each test), payable by exact cash amount or check/money order made out to "MCCC".

$80 DANTES test fee (for each test), payable by credit card or certified check or money order made out to "DANTES".

$35 MCCC honorarium fee (for each test), payable by credit card, cash, or check/ money order made out to "MCCC".

Charged to MCCC Students for Posting Credits to MCCC Transcript
$25 per credit
plus $100 initial (one time only)
non-refundable processing fee
$25 per credit
plus $100 initial (one time only)
non-refundable processing fee

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