Picture this: It’s your first day of college, and you’re so excited to find your dorm room, meet your roommate and find out where your classes are. You’re thrilled to be learning new things and marching on towards your degree. But you’re especially excited that you got to save time and money by testing out of the courses you’ve already mastered. If you feel ready for the challenge of more advanced courses, before you’ve even set foot on your new campus, CLEP testing may be for you.
CLEP, which stands for College-Level Examination Program, is a set of exams on varying subjects that allow you to test out of introductory college-level courses. Students who score well on the CLEP exams are awarded college credit, which is accepted at 2,900 colleges and universities.
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Students who earn college credit through CLEP testing won’t have to take the corresponding college course, or pay the cost of tuition, books and other fees that course might require.
With the cost of college growing ever more expensive, many students are looking for ways to reduce the amount of time, and therefore money, they need to spend in school earning their degree. Whether you’re a non-traditional student interested in earning your degree as quickly as possible, or you’re simply interested in taking as many higher-level classes as you can, there are many reasons to consider the CLEP exams: