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CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program is the U.S. today. As I have previously posted, Advanced Placement courses are usually for the above-average student, but CLEP exams can benefit the average student and the non-traditional adult education student as well. Over 2,800 colleges and universities will award credit for satisfactory scores on these exams.
The CLEP program will save time and money, as well as help students advance to more specialized courses. The CLEP exams will give students the chance to demonstrate college level knowledge they have gained through their prior studies, professional experience, cultural pursuits and background and independent studies. What the student receives in return is course credit or course exemption, or even advanced placement toward their degree. Every credit of class time costs money, therefore the CLEP exams can put the average student on the fast track toward a college degree. High scores on CLEP exams can earn students as much as TWO YEARS’ of college credit!!!
If you are a student not yet enrolled in a college, you should first check the list of colleges who grant CLEP credit. If you are enrolled, check with the school for their policy regarding CLEP exams before you take one.
Anyone can take one or more of the 34 exams available…more