DANTES is the national testing agency that allows eligible Service members to take commercially-owned academic exams on a "DANTES-funded" basis. The University of Charleston offers both CLEP and DSST exams for Service members through DANTES.
Please note DANTES is neither an exam nor a national testing agency and does not own commercial exams.
Who is Eligible for a DANTES funded exam?
DANTES funds CLEP and DSST exams (one attempt per title) for the following groups:
- Military personnel (active duty, reserve, National Guard): Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army and Air National Guard
- Spouses and civilian employees of: Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Coast Guard (active and reserve)
- Department of Defense Acquisition personnel: Eligible only for the following computer-based exams: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, and Principles and Marketing
What is the cost of a DANTES funded exam?
Eligible military candidates who take a CLEP exam can have the $80 exam fee for the first attempt per title funded by DANTES. If a candidate tests at an on-base or base-sponsored test center, he or she does not have to pay the test center administrative fee. DANTES does not pay the exam fee for a previously funded CLEP exam. If military candidates want to retake an exam previously funded by DANTES, they need to wait six months and pay the $80 exam fee.
Click on CLEP or DSST for full test description.
How do I register for a DANTES funded exam?
Click here to register for a DANTES CLEP or DSST exam. The exam date must be scheduled at least one day in advance.
A valid military photo ID must be presented at the time of testing.