Frequently Asked Questions - Total Testing

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What is Total Testing?

Total Testing in an online college program offering students an affordable alternative to earning a college degree. Our program is fast, online and affordable. Earn 90 credits through college credit bearing exams, transfer these credits to Daemen University and complete your degree with Daemen University. 

Why should I get a degree with Total Testing?

Total Testing enables students to earn a bachelor’s degree at the fraction of the cost. Our program is 100% online and structured to allow you to earn 9 credits each month, paying monthly. This means you are able to commit to college one-month-at-a-time. At the end of 90 credits, transfer to Daemen University and complete your degree for an additional $5700. Your Daemen University degree earned with the Total Testing program is as low as $8750.

What degree can I earn through Total Testing?

Earn an online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree or an online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Daemen University.

Who grants this degree?

Degrees are granted by Daemen University, a private, nonsectarian, co-educational, comprehensive college in Amherst, New York. Daemen University has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1956 with its institutional accreditation more recently reaffirmed in 2016.

How do I earn my degree?

With Total Testing, 75% of your degree credits are earned through exams. Study at your own pace, register for tests and take them from anywhere.Students are entitled to take up to 3 exams per month, for one low monthly membership price. Upon completion of 90 credits, students transfer to Daemen University and earn their final 30 credits, online, directly with Daemen University.

What if I have previous college credits?

Daemen University has very clear transfer credit policies and the exact number of credits that can apply toward your degree will be determined once you submit official transcripts. You may be able to receive credit for examinations such as Advance Placement (AP), College Level Examination Placement (CLEP), Defense Activities Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), the International Baccalaureate program (IB), and courses from nationally and regionally accredited colleges.

How much does Total Testing cost?

Students pay a registration fee of $350, which gives access to degree advisement, a Daemen University approved degree plan, targeted study materials and access to 3 exams each month. Your first month of exams is included with your registration giving you time to have previous credits evaluated for transfer.

Starting in month two, you will pay a $300 monthly fee which will allow you to download targeted study materials and take up to 3 exams each month. Based on this, complete 75% of the credits needed for a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree with Total Testing at a cost of $3050 when you complete 90 credits in 10 months.

How much is a full degree?

A Total Testing student may complete their bachelor’s degree for only $8,750. Total Testing students receive a special tuition discount from Daemen University of $5700 for the final 30 credits. Total cost will depend on (1) the number of transfer credits a student has and (2) the speed in which a student completes the first 90 credits, the Total Testing portion.

How long will it take?

It could take as little as 10 months to complete 75% of the bacholor’s degree provided you take three exams per month. Then enroll at Daemen University to finish the rest!

Where do I get study materials for exams?

Total Testing provides free targeted study materials and ISBN numbers for recommended textbooks for every exam offered through the Total Testing platform. Students log into the Total Testing portal to access review materials, and they will need to purchase textbooks separately. Many students find that the review materials provided by Total Testing is sufficient for studying.

Can I take exams from any location?

Yes, provided you have reliable internet access.

What do I need to take exams?

You need a computer with a webcam, a government issued photo ID, a clear workspace with no papers, phones or other items near the computer, and the ability to work independently.

How do I reach an academic advisor?

You can reach your Total Testing academic advisor through LiveChat in the student portal.

How does financial aid work?

There is no financial aid for the Total Testing portion of your degree. However, when you enroll at Daemen University, eligible students can complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) which will determine eligibility to receive federal aid and scholarships for Daemen College courses. New York students may also be eligible for TAP, Tuition Assistance Program, through NY State Aid.

Can I qualify for the American Opportunity tax credit?

There is no tax credit for the Total Testing portion of the degree. However, once you enroll at Daemen University, students will receive a 1098-T form for tuition paid for Daemen University courses.

I am a veteran. Is this program right for me?

Yes. Daemen College has generous transfer credit policies for previous military training, military courses and/or other non-traditional learning environs which have been reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE). The evaluator will follow the ACE recommendations in awarding such credit. Total Testing will help you enroll at Daemen University to determine how your military credits will transfer. Then you can complete exams with Total Testing.

I am an active duty service member. Is this program right for me?

Yes. Total Testing is a great way to earn credits while serving your country. You should enroll at Daemen University to determine how your military credits will transfer. Then you can complete exams with Total Testing.