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With instructor approval, you may take a make-up or re-test in our Instructor Testing Services Centers. This service is offered at all five campuses on a walk in basis during our published operational hours.

EPCC offers several ways that you can earn college credit by exam and Testing Services can help you by administering a variety of credit by exam tests.

Credit By Exam

CLEP and DSST test are nationally standardized tests recognized by institutions of higher education across the nation. EPCC Proficiency Exams are locally developed tests where you can demonstrate your knowledge of EPCC specialized courses. EPCC is a military friendly test center and provides CLEP testing at the Valle Verde Test Center to support Fort Bliss military personnel.

Before taking any credit by exam test, you should always consult with your counselor/advisor to insure that the test will support your Degree Plan. The EPCC Admissions/Evaluations can advise you on the most current credit awarded by EPCC for CLEP or DSST tests.

If you are taking CLEP or DSST tests for another educational institution, you should check with them first (before testing) to find out what their credit by exam policies and procedures are and the minimum score you need to earn credit.

Take time to explore all the options offered by EPCC to earn credit by exam. Review your Degree Plan and compare the courses you need to our credit by exam lists. You might be able to save yourself time and tuition dollars and earn your college degree faster!

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP Tests Website
CLEP for Military & Veterans

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

DSST Website


CLEP_Course_Equivalency.pdfCLEP Course Equivalency Guide
CLEP_DSST_Appointment.pdfCLEP Registration Form
Credit_Card_Payment_Form_for_Instructor_Testing_(Other_Colleges).pdfCredit Card Payment Form for Instructor Testing (Other Colleges)
DSST_Credit_Guide.pdfDSST Credit Guide
Guidelines_for_Testing_Services_Use.pdfGuidelines for Testing Services Use
Proficiency_Exam_Information.pdfProficiency Exam Process
Proficiency_Exam_Submission_and_Instructional_Dean_Approval_Form.pdfProficiency Exam Submission & Dean Approval Form
EPCC_Proficiency_Examination_Application.pdfProficiency Examination Application/Record Form
Student_Instructor_Test_Request_Form.pdfStudent Instructor Test Request Form
Test_Administration_Directions.pdfTest Administration Directions