Vincennes University awards credit for college-level testing with the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended passing scores. There is no maximum amount of credit awarded, but only 45 semester hours can be used towards completion of a degree.

CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States today, allowing students of all ages to earn college degrees faster by getting credit for what they already know.

General Examinations
The CLEP General Examinations consists of five tests: English Composition; Social Science & History; Natural Sciences; Humanities; and College Mathematics. The test cover material usually taught in most freshman and sophomore college courses.

Subject Examinations
The CLEP Subject Examinations measure knowledge of basic concepts, principles, relationships, and applications involved in college courses with the similar title.

DSST (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)
The DSST Program is an extensive series of examinations in college subjects that are compatible to the final or end-of-course examination in undergraduate courses.

Vincennes University is now offering CLEP/DSST testing on board NAF El Centro, NAS Fallon and the NBK Washington locations. Please visit Washington State, California & Nevada sites for a list of available tests, instructions on how to schedule your tests and references for study materials.

How to get started

  1. Contact your nearest Education Office or Education Counselor to find out how to start the exam process.

  2. Study guides are available to assist you to prepare for all tests in both categories.

  3. To receive credit, you must request an official CLEP/DSST transcript from the address below.

Education Testing Service
Contract Representative for DANTES
P.O. Box 604 Princeton, NJ 08541-6604

This official transcript must be mailed directly to VU:

Vincennes University
Military Education Program
1002 North First Street, ES-87
Vincennes, IN 47591