Non-Traditional Credit Options

JBU school code: 9667

The following DANTES tests are recognized by John Brown University for credit toward the Degree Completion Program's elective and general education degree requirements for Business Administration (online), Liberal Arts (online) and Organizational Management majors. Students who are currently in the Early Childhood Education (EDC) program may not use these exams for credit.

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

The test study sheets are only available in .pdf formats.

More information about DANTES tests, including how to purchase practice tests, is available from the test publisher at www.getcollegecredit.com.

Additional test preparation is available via third-party sources like instantcert.com. Generally, there are additional fees associated with using those resources.


Only the following exams are accepted by JBU's Degree Completion Program:

(Sem Hrs)
SE 461 Art of the Western World 3 48
SF/SG 474 Ethics in America* 3 400
SE 496 Introduction to World Religions 3 400
SE/SF 815 Principles of Public Speaking (with speech) 3 47
SF 500 Astronomy 3 48
SF/SG 511 Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet 3 46
SE 512 Principles of Physical Science I 3 47
SE/SF 483 Civil War and Reconstruction 3 47
SF/SG 498 Criminal Justice 3 400
SE 495 Substance Abuse 3 400
SG/SH 562 Fundamentals of Counseling 3 45
SG 473 History of the Vietnam War 3 44
SF/SG 470 Human/Cultural Geography 3 48
SF/SG 490 Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3 46
SG/SH 497 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 45
SF/SG 508 Here's to Your Health 3 400
SE 489 Foundations of Education 3 46
SE/SF 543 Introduction to Business*** 3 400
SF 536 Introduction to Computing 3 400
SE 551 Management Information Systems 3 400
SE 550 Personal Finance 3 400
SF/SG 820 Technical Writing 3 46
SN 103 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 3 400


*Not available to Liberal Arts majors. Organizational Management majors must take Ethics in America exam before taking OM4213 – Organizational Ethics and Values.

**Exams listed under "Electives" can be applied only as elective credit; however, all DANTES exams listed above can be applied toward elective credit if general education credit is not needed.

***OM majors must take Introduction to Business exam before enrolling in the OM Degree Completion Program.

NOTE:  Exams that duplicate prior college credit will not receive credit, and, therefore, should not be taken. DANTES exams should be selected in conjunction with your overall degree completion plan.