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Earn College Credit Active Duty Member

In addition to taking online and in class courses, there are a number of non-traditional ways to earn college credit.

Credit for military experience
College credit by examination
  • DANTES sponsors CLEP and DSST exams to assist service members in meeting their educational goals. You can take these exams to earn college credit instead of taking a college course.
  • What are CLEP, DSST & Excelsior exams?
  • The CG Institute Study Library for DANTES Exams provide a ready reference for examinations and corresponding study aids available via the internet or your local library.
  • How to prepare for DANTES (CLEP, DSST, Excelsior) Exams
  • DANTES Distance Learning Program
    • The DANTES DL Program provides information covering a wide range of non-traditional education opportunities.
    • The DANTES Independent Study Catalog has more than 6,000 courses from dozens of regionally accredited colleges. You may enroll at any time they have open enrollment and you have one year to complete the course. Search the postsecondary section for academic codes listed on your degree plan.
    • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject tests are often required for admission to graduate programs. However, a few colleges may award up to 30 semester hours credit for the GRE Subject Test if passed at 80 percent or higher.
    • One administration of the exam is free of charge to active duty members.
    • The American Council on Education (ACE) makes credit recommendation for formal courses or examinations offered by various organization from businesses to the government.
    • If you have experience outside of the military that might qualify for college credit, it would be valuable to check for ACE recommendations.
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