CLEP Exams

Methodist University accepts CLEP (College Level Examination Program) exams. Students who pass CLEP exams in courses which have Methodist University equivalents will be given college credit. Students are responsible for scheduling and paying for their own CLEP exams. Follow this link to set up a CLEP test and see the link below to view the list of CLEP Exams accepted by Methodist University.

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests

Certain DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) are accepted by Methodist University; however, DSSTs are not administered through the Methodist University Testing Center. For information about DSSTs accepted at Methodist University, view the link below.

Challenge Examinations

Some Methodist University courses can be challenged by passing a validating examination. A request to take a challenge examination must be addressed to the appropriate department chair, who will make the final determination as to whether a specific course qualifies. Satisfactory performance on the validating examination earns degree credit on a pass-fail basis. The fee is $200 to sit for the challenge examination. Any student who takes a challenge examination for a course and fails the challenge examination, must wait a minimum six months before retaking the challenge examination for that course. In addition, the student must pay the challenge examination fee again. 

Students need to check with the respective department chair about scheduling an appointment to take the challenge exam. The challenge exam fee must be paid at Student Financial Services prior to taking the exam. 

ACTFL Proficiency Assessments & Certifications

Click this link to view and register for the language proficiency assessments. Language proficiency is an invaluable skill for individuals worldwide. With ACTFL assessments, you can test and demonstrate your speaking, writing, reading, and listening proficiency in a language in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication. 

Differing from an achievement test, which measures knowledge of specific information (what a person knows), a proficiency test targets what an individual can do with what they know.