DANTES April 2018 Newsletter (DIB)

CLEP/DSST Test Questions? We have Answers!

How do I know if my school accepts alternative credit for college?


Where can I test? How do I find my transcripts? Who pays for testing?

Military members who are taking advantage of their time in the Service to pursue a degree in post-secondary education already face a wide range of challenges – like balancing the rigorous demands of a military career, carving time out of a busy day to study, and searching for benefits and resources that will save money during their educational journey. Navigating these challenges are why education counselors and academic advisors play a key role in the voluntary education support community. By helping military students overcome barriers with counseling support and identifying cost-saving tools, education counselots guide them toward academic success.

Last month, we provided frequently-asked-questions (FAQs) on the all-important and vital document – the transcript; specifically, the JST or Joint Services Transcript and the GED transcript. This month’s issue focuses on providing answers to FAQs regarding the credit-by-exam program. Here are questions and solutions to the top inquiries that DANTES receives from service members about CLEP and DSST exams. READ MORE!


– Counselor Tools & Resources: Student Benefits of Using Credit by Exams

– Hot News: Free CLEP Materials for Counselors; DoD MWR Libraries has Changed!

– Education Spotlight: CLEP’s Impact on Service Members’ Education

– TTT: The Troops to Teachers Program is Big in Texas


Also, be sure to check out the DANTES website and DANTES student blog for more information on a variety of military education programs to help military members, their families and veterans with their education goals.

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About erinroberts

DANTES Public Affairs Specialist since December 2015. Former Air Force Master Sergeant, PA/Broadcast Journalist, retired in 2011.