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Credit for Life & Work Experience

SCS recognizes that many of its students come with extensive professional and other experiences that have the potential to translate into advanced standing or exemptions from certain academic requirements and coursework in both undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs.

At this point, SCS uses two primary methods of awarding credit for previous experiences: the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST).

Qualified SCS students may receive up to 24 credits by testing out of courses through CLEP tests and through DSST. Credit earned through CLEP or DSST does not count toward the School's residency requirement. Please consult your academic advisor for additional information about the process.

Note: Credits awarded through CLEP and DSST may not be transferable to other Tulane divisions.