1. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and testing
College Credit Exams. Earn college credit
away from campus and work toward your degree faster by
earning credit for what you already know. College Level
Examination Program® (CLEP®) offers a series of exams that
test college-level knowledge gained through course work,
independent study, cultural pursuits, travel, special
interests, military service schools, and professional
development. Accepted by over 2,900 colleges and
universities, each exam is typically worth from three to 12
college credits, depending on the exam subject. Testing fees
are waived for service members. DANTES Subject Standardized
Tests (DSST) is an extensive series of college subject exams
comparable to final exams in undergraduate courses. Designed
originally for the military, DSST offer Soldiers a way to
demonstrate knowledge comparable to someone who has
completed the classroom course in the subject. It provides
colleges and universities a reliable means to measure students' knowledge
and award credit in commonly taught college courses.
All CLEP and DSST are
administered at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA).
All Soldiers interested in CLEP and DSST testing information
contact the UCA Office of Testing at (501) 450-3209. Tests
are offered during office business hours, Monday through
Friday, from 8:00am until 4:30pm for more specific
information about CLEP and/or DSST testing at UCA the
Soldier and/or their Spouse may visit the testing website at
. The main POC for testing at UCA is Mr. Brian Corbin at:
Brian J. Corbin
Director of University Testing
University of Central Arkansas
Soldier's may also test at another National Testing
Centers i.e. UALR; however, you will be required to pay the
sitting fee which is non-refundable.
2. Cost types and reimbursable(s).
Military tests are fee of charge to
Soldiers. These test include AFAST, ACFT, ASVAB, and in some
instances CLEP test.
Other tests are reimbursable for Soldiers. See DANTES test
(below) for further reimbursable test fees.
ARNG Soldiers and their spouses are eligible
to utilize the free testing opportunities sponsored by DANTES
thus saving money and time while receiving college credit and/or
promotion points. The AR ARNG tests are administered in
accordance with the DANTES Examination Program Handbook (DEPH)..
Many of these tests may need to be ordered; therefore, allow 30
days when requesting a test date. Consult the State Education
Office about costs for specific tests as some may require an
administrative fee not covered by ARNG funds. For further
Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support (DANTES).
4. Type of military test available (AFAST, ACFT, ASVAB, etc.) and requirements
APTs affect Soldier’s career choices by
determining eligibility for specialized training, and to support
the Army’s personnel selection and classification process
including language proficiency
testing. The current available APTs conducted at the Camp
Robinson State Education Office are:
Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT)
Alternate Flight Aptitude Selection Test (AFAST)
5. How to schedule a test & testing protocol
Due to space and manpower restraints, the AR
ARNG State Education Office has limited capabilities for
conducting examinations. Tests are currently conducted on the
second and third Wednesdays of every month in Building #6201.
Tests begin at 0800 sharp and testers should arrive NLT
0745 for check-in.
Individualized vocational, technical, college
and career guidance counseling services are available to any
member of the Armed Services, Federal and State Employees and
Call our Counselors to set up an appointment at