Registration & Payment

CLEP Registration and Payment

Students taking the CLEP exam must register with CLEP and with St. Edward's University. Both exam fees are required to confirm your seat for the exam.

  1. Visit the CLEP website to create an account, register, and pre-pay for your CLEP exam ($80).
  2. Once you have received your CLEP confirmation email, print the registration ticket voucher assigned to you.
  3. Complete the St. Edward’s University registration form for CLEP.
    1. Students are served on a first come, first served basis so be sure to sign-up early.
  4. Contact the Testing Center to pay the Administration fee no later than the day before you plan on testing.
    1. SEU students: $25
    2. Non-SEU students: $30
    3. We only accept credit or debit cards (Visa, MasterCard and Discover).
  5. Bring your CLEP registration ticket voucher and a current ID (i.e. driver's license, passport) with you on test day.
    1. If you do NOT have these two items, you will NOT be allowed to test.
    2. Student IDs are not an acceptable form of ID.
    3. For more details on what is an accepted form of ID, visit the CLEP website.

Special Note: If you need to retake a CLEP test, you will have to wait 3 months between the first time you test and the retake.

DSST Registration and Payment

Students taking a DSST exam must register with St. Edward's University prior to the testing date. The administration fee is required to confirm your seat for the exam.

  1. Complete the St. Edward’s University registration form for DSST.
    1. Students are served on a first come, first served basis so be sure to sign-up early.
  2. Contact the Testing Center to pay the Administration fee no later than the day before you plan on testing. 
    1. All Students: $40
    2. We only accept credit or debit cards (Visa, MasterCard and Discover).
  3. Students will pay the DSST exam fee ($80) directly on the website prior to testing. A credit card (Visa or MasterCard) is needed to process the payment online.
  4. Bring a current ID (i.e. driver's license, passport) with you on test day.
    1. If you do NOT have an ID, you will NOT be allowed to test.
    2. Student IDs are not an acceptable form of ID.

Special Note: If you need to retake a DSST test, you will have to wait 90 days between the first time you test and the retake.

Placement Exams

The Testing Center also proctors placement exams for St. Edward's University. The big difference between the Credit By Exams and Placement are as follows:

  1. Credit-By-Exam is for credit on a student’s transcript and has a fee.
    1. For example: A student’s first language is Spanish and they feel taking a Spanish class would not be beneficial to their degree plan. They would take the CLEP Spanish to see how many courses they could get credit for on their transcript but not have to take the class.
  2. Placement Testing is to see which course the student should start taking so they are not taking a class where they have mastered the needed skills.
    1. For example: A student took Spanish in High School and feels they have enough knowledge to skip to Spanish 3. They would take the placement test to see if they could start taking Spanish 3 instead of starting over in Spanish 1.

Modern Language Placement Exam Registration

Modern Language Placement exams are for St. Edward's students only and are offered at no cost.

  1. Summer and Orientation Registration
    1. Modern Language Placement exams are scheduled through the School of Humanities
  2. Fall and Spring Registration
    1. During the fall and spring semsters, Modern Language Placement exams are scheduled through the Testing Center using an online registration form.

Math and Composition Placement Exams

Math and Composition Placement tests are for St. Edward's students only and are offered at no cost. These tests are given during summer and spring orientation, and students are notified by their Academic Counselor if these tests are needed. There is no need to contact the Testing Center to register to take these placement tests.

Location and Time of Testing

The testing room is located on the St. Edward's University campus in the John Brooks Williams Natural Science Center South (Map of St. Edward's University), Room 361, and are given on Fridays at 2:30 pm. (See testing schedule for specific dates.)