Advanced Placement (AP)
The AP Program offers college-level courses and exams that you can take in high school. High School students interested in pursuing this program should talk with their teachers and high school counselors. Scores from the Advanced Placement Exam (AP), taken after completion of the High School course, can be used by applicants to Georgia State University to earn college credit for knowledge earned and demonstrated on the exam.
Georgia State University's Testing Centers do not offer AP exams, High school counselors can provide information concerning the time and place for testing for AP courses.
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
CLEP tests are standardized tests that allow students who believe they are proficient in an academic subject to attempt to earn credit via their CLEP score. Georgia State University serves as a national test center for CLEP. All CLEP exams (except the optional essays) are administered on the computer.
Since policies regarding CLEP credits differ at various institutions, candidates should verify which tests are accepted by their institution. Georgia State University students should review the Georgia State University CLEP Policy for Approved CLEP Exams to determine which exams are approved for related courses and the CLEP exams offered through Georgia State University.
Scores are reported to the school(s) designated as the recipient(s) in approximately two to three weeks. (Score reporting for exams that include an essay might take one to two weeks longer.)
CLEP Exams Offered
For further information about the CLEP program (exam descriptions, study information, other locations, etc.), visit CLEP.
Exams marked with an asterisk have an optional handwritten essay portion. Refer to the Georgia State University CLEP Policy for Approved CLEP Exams for which exams Georgia State University requires passing of the optional essay to earn credit. College Composition has an embedded, mandatory essay, but Georgia State University does not use this exam, opting instead for the College Composition Modular and its optional Essay. Georgia State University does not use the Spanish and Writing exam.
- Business Law, Introductory
- Financial Accounting
- Management, Principles
- Principles of Composition
- American Literature*
- Analyzing and Interpreting
- College Composition
- College Composition Modular*
- English Literature*
- Foreign Language
- French Language
- German Language
- Spanish Language
- Spanish and Writing
- History and Social
- American Government
- Educational Psychology,
- History of the
United States I
- History of the
United States II
- Human Growth and
- Psychology, Introductory
- Social Sciences and History
- Sociology, Introductory
- Western Civilization I
- Western Civilization II
- Science and Mathematics
- College Algebra
- College Mathematics
- Natural Sciences
Candidates must wait a minimum of six months to retake a CLEP exam.
Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
The Counseling and Testing Center serves as a national test center for DSST exams. Because policies regarding DSST credits differ at various institutions, candidates should verify which tests are accepted by their respective schools. All DSST exams are offered on the computer with the except for Principles of Public Speaking which is in paper and pencil format and is not offered at the Testing Centers.
The tests are two hours in length and immediate scoring is available.
Fundamentals of College Algebra
Principles of Statistics
Ethics in America
Introduction to World Religions
Principles of Public Speaking (not offered at Georgia State)
Here’s to Your Health
Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet
Principles of Physical Science I
Art of the Western World
Contemporary W. Europe: 1946-1990
An Intro to the Modern Middle East
Human and Cultural Geography
Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union
A History of the Vietnam War
The Civil War and Reconstruction
Fundamentals of Counseling
Introduction to Law Enforcement
Foundations of Education
Lifespan Developmental Psych
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Human Resource Management
Principles of Supervision
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Computing
Money and Banking
Management Information Systems
Principles of Financial Accounting
Georgia State University Policy on DSST Tests
Although the Counseling and Testing Center serves as a DSST test center, Georgia State University does not accept DSST credits. Georgia State University students should refer to CLEP for Georgia State University approved college level examinations.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
International Baccalaureate (IB) programs are coursework designed to focus on critical thinking and problem-solving with an eye toward international mindedness. More information about these programs can be found on the International Baccalaureate Website.
Georgia State University awards credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations, with the exception of English as a Second Language, provided that the academic departments judge the examinations to be comparable to courses at Georgia State. The Testing Center has no connection to these programs.
Please note: Questions regarding processing of AP, IB and CLEP exams scores at Georgia State University should be directed to Greg Embry, Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. For currently enrolled students, please contact your academic advisor to discuss how these credits will apply to your degree and to consult with them prior to registering for a CLEP exam.