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Testing Information

Proctored Exams

Columbia College locations are the best option for proctors. If you are able to travel to a Columbia College campus to take a proctored exam, please make an appointment with that campus and inform your instructor.

CLEP and DANTES exams

Earn college credit for what you already know. The college accepts CLEP exams and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). These exams allow students of any age to demonstrate college-level achievement. Read more information about the CLEP and DANTES exams.

Locate a CLEP testing center near you. College Testing Centers may assess a fee for testing.

Practice Tests: Visit to take free CLEP practice tests.

Other credit options

Our advisors can help you determine how many credits you'll need and which courses will transfer if you've previously attended an accredited college, even if it was decades ago. Call (256) 881-6181 to talk with an advisor or to make an appointment.

You could also receive college credits for:


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