National Exams

Successfully passing a national examination program is a great way to establish knowledge in an area of study, and earn college credit at CMCC!

CLEP

See the CLEP Crosswalk for CMCC course equivalencies.

Offered by The College Board, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers 33 exams in five subject areas, covering material taught in courses that students may generally take in the first two years of college.

There are two scenarios for students using CLEP exams:

  • A student has already taken one or more CLEP exams at an earlier time and recognizes they may be eligible for course equivalency in their CMCC program major.  The student should confirm having a CLEP score that meets the CMCC requirement for credit, then request the College Board score(s) be sent directly to the CMCC Office of the Registrar for review and transcription.
  • A student has significant prior learning in a subject area that could be counted toward their degree requirements and tested via a CLEP exam.  The student should register online at the CLEP exam site for the exam(s), and list CMCC as the preferred testing site and designate CMCC to the receive exam score(s).  The student should then make an appointment with the Center for Testing & Assessment.

DSST

See the DSST Crosswalk for CMCC course equivalencies.

Open to all learners, DSST are credit-by-examination tests originated by the United States Department of Defense. DSST sponsors a wide range of examination programs to assist service members and others in meeting their educational goals. The DSST program is a series of 38 examinations in college subject areas that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate courses.

There are two scenarios for students using DSST exams:

  • A student has already taken one or more DSST exams at an earlier time and recognizes they may be eligible for course equivalency in their CMCC program major.  The student should confirm they have a DSST score that meets the CMCC requirement for credit, then request the score(s) be sent directly to the CMCC Office of the Registrar for review and transcription.
  •  A student has significant prior learning in a subject area that could be counted toward their degree requirements and tested via a DSST exam.  The student should register online at the DSST site for the exam(s), and list CMCC as the preferred testing site and designate CMCC to the receive exam score(s).  The student should then make an appointment with the Center for Testing & Assessment.

Advanced Placement

See the AP Crosswalk for CMCC course equivalencies.

A student will have taken a College Board AP exam(s) during their high school career.  The AP score(s) should be requested by the student and sent directly to the CMCC Office of the Registrar for review and transcription.

International Baccalaureate

See the IB Crosswalk for CMCC course equivalencies.

At high schools offering an International Baccalaureate (IB) program, students take a standard set of courses and corresponding assessments in a rigorous two-year program, completed during their junior and senior year. CMCC recognizes IB achievement by awarding credit to students who score 5 or above on higher level IB exams, taken during their high school career.  Credit is applied to a student’s record after official IB transcripts/score reports have been received by the Office of the Registrar.

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