CLEP, MAT and DSST Tests

Testing Center

CLEP/MAT/DSST will not be offered from December 4 – December 18 for Pitt Finals. Will resume testing from December 19 – December 21.

Registration and Information

Below is a general overview of each test. For more information or to schedule an exam, click on the individual testing company’s web link.

CLEP ©
  • All CLEP test takers must register and pay for their exam through the CLEP My Account Registration Portal.
  • Then, complete the CLEP/MAT/DSST Request Form to schedule an appointment at the UPTC. All scheduling requests must be made at least 72 business-day hours in advance of your desired testing date.
  • You must provide your printed-out registration ticket along with one valid form of government-issued identification (that includes a photo and signature) when you arrive to test. For more information on acceptable IDs, please visit the CLEP Taking the Test webpage.
  • Please check with your institution or employer regarding acceptance of credits and individual requirements before taking any test.
  • CLEP® allows you to receive college credit for knowledge you have gained through independent study, work experience, and prior course study. There are 34 examinations covering many subjects available to test in.
  • The University of Pittsburgh Testing Center charges a $25 fee for all CLEP exams upon arrival. Payments can only be accepted in the form of cash or check. No credit or debit cards will be accepted.
  • For more information, visit the CLEP home page.
MAT
  • The MAT is an hour-long test that measures aptitude in verbal comprehension and analytical thinking through the solution of problems stated as analogies. The MAT is an option for candidates applying to some graduate programs.
  • Complete the CLEP/MAT/DSST Request Form to schedule an appointment at the UPTC.
  • Upon arrival for the exam, you must bring a valid government-issued ID and a cash or check payment of $75. ($25 for the testing center fee, and $50 for purchasing the MAT exam itself).
  • For more information visit the MAT home page.
DSST (formerly Dantes)
  • College credits are available in 37 subjects. Colleges, universities, and corporations use DSST exams to measure knowledge in a particular subject area. Each establishment determines its passing scores for each DSST.
  • The UPTC does not administer the DSST Public Speaking exams.
  • Complete the CLEP/MAT/DSST Request Form to schedule an appointment at the UPTC.
  • The University of Pittsburgh Testing Center charges a $25 fee (cash or check) for all CLEP exams upon arrival.
  • You must bring a valid government-issued ID, the $25 testing center fee, and a credit card to be used for purchasing the DSST exam when you arrive to test.
  • For more information, visit the DSST information page.
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