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Testing CenterCLEP, DSST, ACCUPLACER, Credit by Exam, or Challenge Exam, use the Testing Center to stretch your tuition dollars further.
 

Tests Offered

Tests that are offered:
CLEP
  • Lower division only
  • Number of credits vary
  • 90 minutes - 2 hours long
$85 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam
e-mail: testingservices@nu.edu for schedule.

M-F 10:30am and 1:00pm and one Sat a month at 10:30am

DSST
  • Lower division & some upper division
  • 4.5 credit only per test
  • 2 hours long
$80 http://getcollegecredit.com/test_takers
e-mail: testingservices@nu.edu for schedule.
M-F 10:30am and 1:00pm and one Sat a month at 10:30am

ACCUPLACER & WRITEPLACER

  • Placement into math and English tests. No time limit.
  • Test student's writing skills. One hour time limit.
  • Unlimited but takes approximately one hour for each
FREE e-mail: testingservices@nu.edu M-F 10:00am-4:00pm

Credit by Exam

  • No grade is given (P/F only)
  • Number of credits are based on the course being challenged
  • Limited number of courses approved
  • Can't be used for advanced courses
$100 e-mail: testingservices@nu.edu Usually the first Saturday of the month 9:30am-3:00pm
Challenge Exam
  • Is a course or requirement waiver
  • No grade or credit will be received
$50 e-mail: testingservices@nu.edu Usually the first Saturday of the month 9:30am-3:00pm
Open Test Proctoring
  • Test proctoring is offered for members of the community who are attending other online schools
$20 Proctor Fee e-mail: testingservices@nu.edu M-F 10:00am-4:00pm

Dos and Donts

Testing Center Do's and Don't

DO

  • Arrive on time
  • Use the restroom before the test
  • Have your ID ready
  • Know what test you are taking
  • Know the fees for your test and have cash or check
  • Have the proper testing material that you need 
    (i.e. calculator, blue book, confirmation code)

DON'T

  • No headgear (unless worn for religious purposes) or sweatshirt hoodies
  • No iPhones, iPods, or other electronic devices
  • No cheating
  • No kids, family members, or friends
  • Purses, backpacks, and jackets must be stowed before testing

CLEP DSST

Note to our Military and Veteran Students about CLEP and DSST

 

  • Government Funded (FREE!) for Active Duty and Reservists
  • Veterans pay out of pocket ($80 by credit card) but can be reimbursed
  • Testing is offered at a variety of NU campuses as well as military bases such as:
    • Miramar
    • Twentynine Palms
    • Nellis Air Force Base