Credit by Examination

Non-Traditional Credit Options

Credit by Examination is an inexpensive way for you to validate learning in an academic area by taking a standardized test. Credit by exam is limited to 30 hours.

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational (DANTES)

DANTES exams may be accepted for credit in the Business Administration, Liberal Arts and Organizational Management programs and are available at the Rogers, Fort Smith, and Little Rock Centers and on JBU's main campus in Siloam Springs.

DANTES exams are not accepted for credit for students currently enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program.

JBU's school code for DANTES: 9667

Click here for more information about DANTES testing.


College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Click here for a list of CLEP tests that are recognized by John Brown University for credit toward the Degree Completion Program's elective and general education degree requirements.

Enrolled students should receive Associate Registrar's approval to apply credit from these tests to their own graduation requirements via a signed Approval to Transfer Credit (ATC) form PRIOR to taking the test. Tests that duplicate or overlap previous college credit will not be approved.

JBU's school code for CLEP: 6321


A student may not take a nationally recognized standardized examination (CLEP or DANTES) if currently enrolled in the equivalent course on the first day of the semester. A student may take a CLEP or DANTES equivalent to a course they were enrolled in during an earlier semester.

CLEP exams are only available at main campus in Siloam Springs. For additional CLEP testing sites, click here for the CLEP Test Center listing.

For more information about CLEP exams and study materials, go to the College Board's web page: www.collegeboard.org/clep/

Note: CLEP credit allowed for English I only, not English II.