Testing for Credit


CLEP is a series of examinations that allow individuals to earn college credit for what they know, regardless of where they learned it.

CLEP exams are all 90 minutes long, and are now administered only on computer. Students receive instant score reports following the completion of an exam, except English Composition with Essay will be sent in to CLEP for grading. Please see our CLEP Brochure [PDF].

CLEP is currently available only at the Neosho Campus by appointment only. Students must register and pay for the CLEP exam at http://clep.collegeboard.org. Click on ‘CLEP for Test Takers” in the upper right corner, then create an account. You must select the testing center, type of test, and pay for the test online. Then, you can contact Crowder College Testing Center at 417.455.5433 to schedule your CLEP exam. You will also need to bring the voucher with your testing information to the Testing Center. Crowder College charges a $15 test proctor fee for CLEP administration.


Crowder College will now be accepting DSST exam scores and evaluated for course credit. The course credit will be applied to the academic transcript upon receipt of the official score report. Students wishing to have their scores sent to Crowder College, please use DSST Code 8558. Crowder College will only be accepting score reports, we are currently NOT a testing location. For more information and to find the nearest testing location, please refer to:http://www.getcollegecredit.com/

To ensure you will be taking an exam that is appropriate for credit at Crowder College, please refer to this brochure.

Testing Out

Credit by Examination Credit may be granted in selected courses to entering freshmen and other students who pass appropriate departmental examinations. Students wanting to TEST OUT of a class and do so before the class begins will be charged a $50 assessment fee. Students who pass the test at the level designated by the department in which the test is taken will be given credit for the class. Students not passing at the designated level will not receive credit and the $50 fee is non-refundable. Students who are currently enrolled in a class and attempt to test out during the semester will still be required to pay regular tuition for that class. Scholarships do not cover tuition for credit earned through testing out. Financial aid is not available.

Make-up Tests

Make-up testing will be available by appointment only. Please contact the Testing Center at 455-5433, or email Testing@crowder.edu.