This is one way that schools talk about CLEP and DANTES testing. Basically, it is what it's name implies, that you get college credit from taking an exam. You can get college credit from taking a CLEP test or a DANTES test. Some schools accept both of these types of tests. Some schools allow you to take anywhere from 12-30 credits towards graduation through credit-by-exam. For more information about how CLEP and DANTES work, visit our New Student Center.