Credit by Examination Policy

The credit-by-examination program offers NJIT students the opportunity to earn credit for certain NJIT courses if those students have acquired sufficient knowledge through nontraditional means like independent study and/or job related experiences. This program has two components: the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and NJIT Department Testing.

The CLEP consists of standardized examinations and is supplemented by a related testing program called DANTES; a limited number of CLEP subject examinations may be taken to gain credit for certain NJIT courses. The courses for which CLEP examinations are accepted are mostly freshman level.  Information about CLEP is available in the Counseling Center located in room 205 Campbell Hall; interested students can call the Center at (973) 596-3414.

For students interested in gaining credit for more advanced (upper division) courses, most of our academic departments offer a limited number of exams in their academic area. Interested students should contact the individual departments and learn about the availability of tests and procedures for being tested. Once the academic department has approved a request for a departmental examination, the student may be referred to the Counseling Center to complete forms.