CLEP & DSST Testing
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps students earn credit for what they already know, regardless of how that knowledge was acquired. By receiving a satisfactory score on a CLEP exam, students can earn up to 12 college credits toward a college degree, depending on the exam subject and the policy of the college.
The DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) is an effective method to provide your college with evidence of prior learning.
NECC Registration Fee is $35.00 by money order payable to NECC
CLEP Fee is $80.00
Please Mail CLEP/DSST Registration Form & NECC Registration Fee to:
Northern Essex Community College
Attn: Donna Felisberto, CLEP-DSST
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
For Military Examinees:
Study Resources for CLEP exams:
http://www.necc.mass.edu/library/ (Search KEYWORD CLEP Preparation)
Study Resources for DSST exams:
Students with documented disabilities should contact the Learning Accommodations Center to arrange for special accommodations well in advance of their assessment date.
Students with documented disabilities:
Please note: Northern Essex Community College does not award credit for all of the CLEP exams that are provided by the Academic Placement & Testing Center. Northern Essex Community College awards CLEP & DSST credits earned by the achievement of the required scores listed in the CLEP & DSST General/Subject Exams. The score requirements are set through the recommendation of the American Council on Education and based on review by faculty at Northern Essex Community College. If you are taking a CLEP/DSST exam for another institution, you should check with that institution to find out which CLEP & DSST credits are awarded.