TO: Montana Board of Regents

 

FROM: Roger Barber, Deputy Commissioner for Academic & Student Affairs

 

RE: The Credit by Examination Report

 

DATE: September 21 23, 2005


The Credit by Examination Report is attached to this memorandum. The Report has traditionally been prepared annually for the Montana Board of Regents, and included in the agenda at one of the fall meetings of the Board.

 

The Report is self-explanatory. It includes information from each of the campuses on the number of students, and number of credits earned by those students, in

 

  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes;
  • the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP);
  • DANTES (Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support) program, administered by the United States Department of Defense; and
  • course-specific challenge examinations developed by individual institutions.

 

Both programs permit students to earn college-level credits without actually signing up for classes.

 

If you want to learn more about CLEP, the following website will be helpful:

 

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html

 

If you want to learn more about DANTES, the following website will be helpful:

 

http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/danteshome.asp?Flag=True