Credit by Exam and Test Out

American Sentinel University offers students the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in a course’s content and receive course credit by examination or portfolio review.

Note that:

  • Proficiency exams may be developed and administered by the school or they may be administered by a national program such as CLEP, DANTES (DSST) or AP.
  • Proficiency credit will be marked as such on the student’s transcript, but will not be included in GPA or rate of progress calculations.
  • Proficiency credit will be included in the timeframe measurement calculation. If a student receives proficiency credit and later enrolls in the course, the grade earned in the course will be used in the GPA calculation.

Students are responsible for requesting proficiency examinations and are encouraged to do so if the student’s experience or training warrants such an evaluation. Proficiency examination requests will not be honored if the student:

  • Is currently enrolled in the course beyond the add/drop deadline.
  • Was previously enrolled in the course for which the exam is being requested.
  • Previously failed the proficiency exam for the course.
  • Previously failed the course.

To discuss proficiency testing, a student should contact his or her student success advisor to initiate the process.

Any student requesting a proficiency exam who does not have credit for the prerequisite course must obtain approval from the dean. If the proficiency credit is granted, the student must still earn credit for the prerequisite course through proficiency credit, transfer credit or successful completion of the course. All tests and supporting documentation are retained in the student’s academic file.

To discuss proficiency testing, a student should contact his or her student success advisor. The student success advisor will contact the dean and the director of academics to initiate the process. Only a pass or fail grade will be issued.

Successful completion of any of the CLEP exams (left column below) can provide transfer credit toward American Sentinel University course requirements and electives for its degree programs (right column).

Call 800.729.2427 or email at admissions@americansentinel.edu a no-cost evaluation to verify exactly what transfer credits you could receive.

CLEP Exam American Sentinel Course
English Composition ENG110 English Composition
Introductory to Psychology PSY140 Introduction to Psychology
Introductory Sociology SOC135 Introduction to Sociology
Principles of Macroeconomics ECN221 Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics ECN220 Principles of Microeconomics
Biology BIO130 Fundamentals of Biology
Chemistry CHEM101 General Chemistry
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to
1648
HIS125 World Civilization I
Western Civilization I: 1648 to the Present HIS225 World Civilization II
College Algebra MA120 College Algebra
College Mathematics MA101 College Mathematics
Information Systems & Computer
Applications
IS101 Introduction to Computer Science

Successful completion of any of the DSST exams (left column below) can provide transfer credit toward American Sentinel University course requirements and electives for its degree programs (right column).

Call 800.729.2427 or email at admissions@americansentinel.edu a no-cost evaluation to verify exactly what transfer credits you could receive.

DSST Exam American Sentinel Courses
Introduction to Computing CS101 Introduction to Computer Science
Fundamentals of College Algebra MA120 College Algebra
Principles of Public Speaking COM215 Public Speaking
Principles of Statistics MA200 Intro to Statistics
Lifespan Developmental Psychology PSY200 Developmental Psychology