What Is CLEP All About?
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) awards college credit at more than 2,900[i] U.S. colleges and universities for demonstrating achievement in a subject by means of a computer-based exam. By earning a satisfactory score, you may earn the same amount of credit as a student who successfully completed the same course at that school. Prospective students enrolling in accelerated degree programs are usually encouraged to take the CLEP test.
CLEP policies vary widely from school to school, so before registering for a CLEP exam, be sure to check which exams are accepted and how much credit they will give you. If you are earning an accelerated degree online, it's a good idea to discuss this matter with your advisor or enrollment counselor.
By successfully passing each test, you will receive college credit that can:
- Enhance your degree
- Allow you to skip beginner courses
- Able you to take higher level courses faster
- Help determine your readiness for classes
- Apply knowledge you already have
- Save money on books and tuition
Below is a list of online colleges that accept the CLEP exam credits towards a degree. By no means is this a complete list; it is simply a few names to help you get started!