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Patricia Dunlap
Academic Advising Center
Pomerantz Center
Phone: 319-335-2682

National Tests

Academic Advising offers many national test programs, both computer and paper-based.

Register directly with the testing company. You will receive a confirmation of your registration including reporting time, location, and identification requirements.

Information about these exams including registration information can be found by clicking on the links below.


The College-Level Examination Program or CLEP provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level proficiency in introductory courses through a series of exams. Individual institutions decide which exams will be accepted and determine credit policies. Check your institution’s test and credit policies before registering. Check to see which CLEP tests are accepted by The University of Iowa.

If you are a UI student, you must have a PDF iconclep_eligibility_form_2018.pdf completed by your advisor to bring with you on the day of the test. Do not register for a CLEP test until your advisor has confirmed your eligibility to test.

CLEP Policies and Resources

CLEP credit policies for the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the UI College of Engineering are available at UI CLEP Credit.

Information on CLEP testing, study materials and the CLEP demo is available at CLEP.

How to Register

If you will be completing a CLEP exam, visit the CLEP website before scheduling. The website will ask you to select an exam and will ask for payment. After providing payment, a ticket number will be issued. 

CLEP exams are administered at the North Campus Test Center. Click here for information on scheduling this exam.

On the day of the scheduled exam, bring the ticket number issued by CLEP and one government-issued ID (such as a driver's license or passport) that includes your photograph and signature. The last name on your ID must match the name on your registration ticket.


The University of Iowa offers Defense Subject Standardized Test (DSST/DANTES) exams.

DSST/DANTES exams are administered at the North Campus Test Center. Click here for information on scheduling this exam.