Testing Services for EMU Students & Alumni
EMU offers computer-based testing services for CLEP, DSST, and MAT. Proctoring services are also available for students taking a web-based or paper-based test from another university. All ADCP students must receive test choice approval through , ADCP Assessment Counselor.
There is only one testing computer. Time slots fill up quickly and well in advance, so schedule your test early. Test times: CLEP 1.5 hours, DSST 2 hours, MAT 1 hour
CLEP: $80 (credit card) + $25 EMU testing fee (cash or check to EMU)
DSST: $80 (credit card) + $25 EMU testing fee (cash or check to EMU)
MAT: $75 + $25 EMU testing fee (cash or check to EMU)
Proctored Tests: $25 per test
All fees must be paid when starting test. EMU student accounts may not be charged for test fees.
What to Bring
A valid government issued photo ID with signature, a second form of ID, and test fees. Scrap paper and pencils are provided. Check test sites below to determine whether additional items are needed for your test.
Available testing slots are shown below (for EMU students/alumni only). Contact (540-432-4131) to register.
Directions & Contact Information
Eastern Mennonite University, University Commons, Suite 200
1307 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Additional: The University Commons has a large balcony over main entrance on Park Road. Street number is under balcony and above doors. You may park anywhere in the University Commons parking lot, go in main entrance and up to second floor. Student Life Offices & Testing Center are at the top of the steps to right behind wall of windows near indoor track. An elevator is available near entrance if needed.
EMU offers 3 credit hours for all passed tests except foreign language tests in which additional credit (6 or 12 hours) is offered based on score. Students are responsible to see that they wait at least 6 months (CLEP) or 3 months (DSST) before requesting to repeat a test not passed on the first attempt.
Credit will not be awarded if a student has had a previous college course (credit or audit) with similar content. If uncertain, check with the Registrar’s Office.
CLEP/DSST credit may satisfy a requirement in an EMU major or minor only by departmental approval (except pre-approved Teacher Education substitutions). All course substitutions need to be pre-approved by the respective Department Chair – utilize CLEP/DSST Approval for Course Substitution Form.
A maximum of 30 credits earned through testing may be applied toward a degree. This includes credit earned by exam, CLEP/DSST, and Advanced Placement, and any other testing program the university chooses to recognize. Individual programs may have more specific criteria. An exception to the maximum will apply for up to 36 nursing credits earned by testing through Excelsior College, Albany, NY. Students in the traditional undergraduate program may apply testing credit toward EMU Core requirements in two areas only: writing (AP) and foreign language (AP and CLEP). Students in the Adult Degree Completion Program may use approved testing options to meet EMU Core requirements where appropriate equivalents have been identified.
Recommendations from the American Council of Education (ACE) are used to determine a passing score on each exam. Tests are recorded on the EMU transcript with a “pass” grade if the appropriate score is reached. Nothing is recorded on the transcript if a passing score is not received.