College Level Exam & Non-Traditional Credit Programs

Students may wish to use one of the methods described below to earn credit for knowledge gained during prior learning experiences. This can help students accelerate their degree completion process, save money, or demonstrate competence in a subject area to justify placement at an advanced level. Highly motivated students may gain similar advantages by learning subject matter on their own, and then taking an examination in the subject area.

Georgian Court University will accept up to 30 credits earned through various credit by examination or credit for prior learning programs. The students scaled score must be equivalent to a C or more to be eligible for college credit. Credit is granted only if the related course content has not been previously completed in a course for which the student already earned credit. In order for a natural science examination to be accepted for Georgian Court Universitys laboratory science requirement, the examination must be taken prior to acceptance to Georgian Court University. Similarly, examinations for courses in the School of Business will not be accepted as fulfilling major or minor requirements in School of Business programs unless the examinations are taken prior to acceptance to Georgian Court University. Students should note that the 30 credits accepted by the college are in addition to the 50 credits that must be earned at Georgian Court University. All Georgian Court University students must obtain written approval from the department adviser and the registrar prior to taking any of these examinations. A Permission to Transfer Credit Form, which is available from the adviser, the registrar, and Room 101 in the Arts and Science Center, must be completed.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests are the most widely used credit-by-examination method. However, students may find one of the other programs described below (DANTES, NYU Language Proficiency Examinations, and ACEs College Credit Recommendation Service) more applicable to their situation. If you have questions about these programs, or to find out if Georgian Court University will grant credit for a particular test offered through one of these programs, contact your department adviser or S. Dorothy Lazarick, Coordinator of Evening and Graduate Services, 732.987.2361.


CLEP is operated by The College Board. CLEP tests are timed and will be offered only by computer starting July 1, 2001. A walkman and headphone are needed for CLEP language examinations. Georgian Court University is a test site for CLEP for Georgian Court University students only. The nearest other testing centers are Brookdale Community College (Code #2181), 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738, 732.224.2229 (, and Ocean County College (Code #2630), College Drive, PO Box 2001, Toms River, NJ 08754-2001, 732.255.0400 ( When taking a CLEP test, indicate Georgian Court University (Code #2274) as a score recipient. Click here to see a table listing the CLEP examinations and their applicability for Georgian Court University credit.

For more information about CLEP, visit, or contact CLEP, PO Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541-6600,, 609.771.5865 (phone), 609.771.7088 (fax). CLEP information booklets are available in Room 101 in the Arts and Science Center.

DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support; also called DSSTs [DANTES Subject Standardized Tests]):

DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support; also called DSSTs [DANTES Subject Standardized Tests]): Originally developed for armed forces personnel, DANTES exams are now available to the general public. They are similar to CLEP exams but are untimed. The Chauncey Group International, a subsidiary of the Educational Testing Service, offers these tests. Click here to see a table showing the American Council on Education's credit recommendations for these examinations. To determine if a test you are interested in taking will be eligible for Georgian Court University credit, contact S. Dorothy Lazarick, Coordinator of Evening and Graduate Services, 732.987.2361. For more information about DANTES, visit: or

ACEs College Credit Recommendation Service (formerly PONSI):

The American Council on Educations College Credit Recommendation Service translates workplace education and training courses into college credit. It evaluates formal training courses, certifications and examinations. Its findings are published in a national guide, which colleges use to determine how to award college credit. For more information, visit, or contact CALEC, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 250, Washington DC 20036, 202.939.9475 (phone).


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