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National Testing Centers and Credit for Prior Learning

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Boise State has two testing centers to support the military community and also accepts credit for prior learning from regionally accredited colleges and universities.

National Testing Centers

Boise State offers funded DSST and CLEP testing for eligible military personnel, spouses and Department of Defense civilians.

  • One test center is located on our main campus in Boise, which supports the military community living in the Treasure Valley.
  • Our second test center is located on Mountain Home Air Force Base, providing support to the active duty members, their families and DoD civilians stationed there.

For testing hours and more information about the testing centers go to:


Boise State is a long-standing member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and accepts all transfer credits from other regionally accredited colleges and universities.

We accept military credits from all branches of service with official transcripts. If you served with the Army, Coast Guard, Marines or the Navy, proceed to the Joint Service Transcript (JST) website to request your transcript.

To request a transcript from the Air Force, please follow this link to the Community College of the Air Force request page.

You may earn up to one-third of your total credits required for graduation (40 credits for a baccalaureate degree and 21 for an associate degree) in a combination of all forms of experiential learning (portfolio, challenge, CLEP credits, AP credit, DSST credits, Credit for Prerequisites Not Taken, ACE Guide credits, military credit, etc.).

No more than one-quarter may be earned in portfolio credit (30 credits for a baccalaureate degree and 16 for an associate degree).

Contact Coordinators

Boise State Gowen Field Coordinator
Phone: (208) 272-3758
Boise State Mountain Home Air Force Base Coordinator
Phone: (208) 828-6746