Credit by Examination for Advanced Standing

Advanced Placement Program

D’Youville University participates in the Advanced Placement Program administered by the College Entrance Examination Board. Students who receive a rating of three to five on the Advanced Placement Examinations will be considered for college credit, advanced placement or both. Policies vary with the student’s desire to use such credits in a major or in an elective area.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Entrance Examination Board has established CLEP to measure academic achievement; it does not set standards or award credit. At D’Youville College, matriculated students are limited to 15 credit hours of credit by standardized examination to count toward D’Youville College credit. CLEP, Excelsior (Regents) College and other standardized college-level examinations taken prior to enrollment at D’Youville College are limited to 15 credit-hours and may be in addition to the limit of 15 credits while enrolled at D’Youville College. For additional information about CLEP, consult The Office of the Registrar.

Excelsior (Regents) College Examination Program

The New York State Education Department established this program so that individuals who have developed college-level competencies outside the formal classroom can demonstrate these competencies and receive credit. The examinations are now available in more than 30 subjects. D’Youville participates in this program and grants credits to students who pass these examinations and meet D’Youville standards. A maximum of one full year’s work (30 credits) may be accomplished in this way.

For further information, write to:
Excelsior College
Test Administration
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159

Or access the ACT PEP website at