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Standardized National Exams

Certain courses have nationally-recognized examinations that satisfy certain course and program requirements. Colorado Mountain College recognizes and accepts exam results for CLEP, AP, DSST (DANTES), Excelsior College Exam, and International Baccalaureate to award credit.


CLEP exams help students earn college credit for what they already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course.

Information on CLEP cut scores and course equivalencies is published on the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) Website.

If you have already taken some CLEP exams and need to send us your scores you can request them via your CLEP account.


AP courses and exams taken in High school allow students to earn college credit and placement before they even get to College.

Information on AP cut scores and course equivalencies is published on the CDHE Website.

To get college credit or placement for your AP scores, you have to request your official AP Scores report to be sent directly to CMC using our college-wide school code: 4112

DSST (Dantes)

DSST exams are college subject tests that you can take to earn college credit for knowledge you acquired outside of a traditional classroom.

For military members DANTES provides upfront funding of DSST test fees, for the first attempt on all exam titles.

Information on DSST cut scores and course equivalencies is published on the CDHE Website.

There is more information on the DSST website about your DSST test scores and how to send them to CMC.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Over 5,000 schools worldwide deliver the IB programmes. CMC offers college credit for many IB courses. Request your IB official transcript of grades to be sent to CMC.

Information on IB cut scores and course equivalencies is published on the CDHE Website.

UExcel Credit by Exam (Excelsior)

Excelsior College UExcel® exams enable you to earn college credit for what you already know. You can request your exam transcripts to be sent to CMC from your account in MyExcelsior.

More information

Please contact your College Counselor/Advisor to inquire about the acceptance and the required minimum score of a specific subject matter exam through one of these national testing agencies.

Have your test scores submitted to the Registrar’s Office by email or mail delivery.

Office of the Registrar
Colorado Mountain College
802 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601