Standardized Exams

Empire State College accepts the following standardized examinations:

Advanced Placement Examinations (AP) - College Board

Exams: different college subjects
Credit recommendation criteria: score of 3 or better

Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) - ALTE

Exams: foreign languages
Credit recommendation criteria:
ALTE Level 1 (A2) - 2 credits liberal, introductory
ALTE Level 2 (B1) - 4 credits liberal, introductory
ALTE Level 3 (B2) - 8 credits liberal, introductory
ALTE Level 4 (C1) - 12 credits liberal, 4 credits advanced
ALTE Level 5 (C2) - 16 credits liberal, 8 credits advanced

British A Level Examinations - Cambridge International Examinations

Exams: A Level examinations for different college subjects
Credit recommendation criteria: 6 credits per A Level pass

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - College Board

Empire State College identification code = 2214

Exams: subject and general exams
Credit recommendation criteria: required scores and available credit

DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) - Thomson Prometric, DSST Program

Empire State College identification code = 8732
Note: Exams can be taken at Empire State College.

Exams: about 40 exams in diverse disciplines
Credit recommendation criteria: indicated on score report - most exams are 3 credits

Excelsior College UExcel® Exams - Excelsior College

Note: Examination content outlines and study guides are available at no cost.

Exams: areas of business, education, liberal arts and sciences, nursing
Credit recommendation criteria: indicated on score report

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Advanced Subject Tests - Educational Testing Service

Note: Students may earn credit via the GRE Advanced Subject tests only if they receive no other credit in the field(s) covered by the test(s). General aptitude tests are not assessed for credit.

Exams: Biochemistry - Cell and Molecular, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science (discontinued effective April 2013), Literature in English, Mathematics,  Physics,  Psychology
Credit recommendation criteria: required scores and available credit

New York University Foreign Language Proficiency Examinations - New York University

Note: These tests can be taken at locations outside of New York City, but you must make arrangements to have the test proctored by a college faculty member, administrator or government official. New York University provides an official letter or transcript and the results are valid for five years.

Exams: foreign languages
Credit recommendation criteria: indicated on score report

Thomas Edison College Examination Program (TECEP) - Thomas Edison State College of NJ

Note: Exams are administered at Empire State College centers.

Exams: liberal arts and sciences, business and management, professional areas
Credit recommendation criteria: indicated on score report - most exams are 3 credits