Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Union Now Offers CLEP & DANTES Testing

Tests can help learners earn degrees faster

CINCINNATI, OH – Union Institute & University (UI&U), a non-profit private university that offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed for the adult learner, is now certified to administer the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Tests, both designed to accelerate a learner’s degree completion.

Learners take CLEP and DANTES tests for a variety of reasons. Some use the computer-based tests to shorten the time it takes to earn a college degree, thereby saving money on tuition and fees. Others take them to move on to more advanced courses sooner, complete basic requirements in order to take more electives, or satisfy college requirements. Tests are available in several subjects in disciplines including composition and literature, science and mathematics, foreign languages, business, and history and social sciences.

“By offering these tests, we are furthering our mission to help adult learners in earning a bachelor’s degree through programs that are both accelerated and affordable,” said Dr. Gregory Stewart, Vice President of Enrollment Management for UI&U.

Union administers CLEP and DANTES tests at their Walnut Hills location every Tuesday and Thursday of each month and one Saturday each month. The tests are open to the public, however, registration is required. CLEP tests are $70 per test and DANTES are $80 per test, in addition, UI&U charges a $14 administrative fee. Members of the military are eligible to take DANTES tests free of charge, and pay no administrative fee for CLEP testing. The university offers free, off-street parking and at-the-door entry to the testing center. This will save the public time reaching the testing center.

Tests are administered 9 a.m.-4 p.m. by appointment. Upcoming Test Dates are as follows:

March 2009 April 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 17, 24, and 31 Tuesday, April 7, 14, 31, and 28
Thursday, March 5, 12, 19, and 26 Thursday, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Saturday, March 14 and 28 Saturday, April 11 and 25

To register contact UI&U’s College of Undergraduate Studies at 513-487-1163, or Juanita Johnson at

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