Non-Traditional Credit: Credit Through Examination

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Students can get NTC by earning a passing score on exams approved by the University to count for college-level credit.
  • Students can take two types of exams: College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST).
    • You can find the full list of SCPS approved CLEP exams and the courses they match at this link.
    • You can find the full list of SCPS approved DSST exams and the courses they mathc at this link.
  • Students can also earn credit for passing scores on select International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) exams that they completed in high school.
    • You can view the list of University approved AP exams and the courses they match at this link.
    • You can view the list of University approved IB exams and the courses they match at this link.
  • Students who successfully earn a passing score on an exam may use the applicable credit for a variety of core, major, and elective requirements, depending on the exam completed.
  • Not all course requirements can be completed via an exam.
    • CLEP exams are the only option to earn NTC for a select group of approved Core courses. These approved exams are listed at this link
  • For more information about practice tests, study guides, registering for exams, test locations, and costs, please visit the official CLEP and DSST websites.
    • Click this link to be directed to the official CLEP homepage.
    • Click this link to be directed to the official DSST homepage.
  • Loyola’s CLEP university code is 1412.
  • Loyola’s DSST university code is 9522.
  • Official passing scores should be sent to the following address:

Office of Registration and Records

Loyola University Chicago

820 N. Michigan Avenue, Ste. 510

Chicago, IL 60611

 

  • Registration and Records will contact you via email once they receive your exam transcripts.

To learn more about our credit through examination program, contact us at adult@luc.edu.