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Additional Ways to Earn Credit

CLEP and DSST/Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

Earn college level credit and gain college level knowledge through CLEP and DSST Exams.

Please visit the CLEP or DSST exams page for more information.

AP (Advanced Placement Exams)

Through AP, high school students have the opportunity to be engaged in college level coursework while having the chance to test and earn college level credit. For AP exams and Cal U equivalencies, click here.

For more information regarding AP Exams, please visit or

PLA (Prior Learning Assessment)

Help make your work and life experience count university credit!

For more information regarding PLA credit please refer to the PLA website or email PLA requests are handled through the Office of Academic Success and can be reached at 724-938-1523 on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


Cal U awards credit for military based on the recommendations given by the American Council on Education.  For more information regarding military, please visit the Military Transfer Credit page Military Transfer Credit page.

PLTW (Project Lead the Way)

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) - A program for middle school and high school students that offers a hands-on, project-based, comprehensive curriculum across the field of science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM).  The high school level courses offer students the opportunity to earn college level credit.  PLTW's high school programs are Pathway To Engineering (PTE) and Biomedical Sciences (BMS); they are aligned with national standards in STEM education for rigorous, focused and engaging study, developing students’ innovative, collaborative, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.  For additional information contact

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