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Take a Credit-By-Exam and save TIME and MONEY on your college degree!


The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), DSST and NKU’s own Credit for Prior Learning Examination (CPLE) at Northern Kentucky University gives students the opportunity to receive college credit by earning qualifying scores on any of the CLEP, DSST or CPLE examinations. Students can earn credit for knowledge they have acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job- training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships.



To explore all Credit for Prior for Learning options at NKU,

please visit the Adult Learner Programs & Services website.