Ch 1: CLEP Informational Resources

About This Chapter

If you want to learn about the purpose and benefits of CLEP exams, read through this informative article collection. These short articles explain how CLEP can help you save time and money on your college degree.

CLEP Informational Resources - Summary & Learning Objectives

Check out this collection of simple and informative articles to learn about the College Board's College Level Examination Program (CLEP). These articles provide essential information about CLEP, including:

  • The purpose and scope of CLEP exams
  • The differences between CLEP exams and AP tests
  • Offered CLEP exams and credits
  • Passing CLEP exams
  • CLEP passing rates
  • CLEP exams and passing rates for the military
  • CLEP exam costs, registration deadlines, exam dates and testing center locations
  • CLEP question formats and scoring
  • Transferring CLEP credits
  • Requesting CLEP transcripts
  • Applying for a CLEP Scholarship through Study.com

Resource Benefits

These articles can help you review basic CLEP information because:

  • They're authoritative: The articles are well-researched, accurate and up-to-date.
  • They're simple: These articles are written in a style that's easy to read and understand.
  • They're useful: The articles cover topics that can help you make informed decisions about taking CLEP exams.
  • They're convenient: You can read these articles on any computer or mobile device.

25 Lessons in Chapter 1: CLEP Informational Resources
How to Pass a CLEP Test

1. How to Pass a CLEP Test

By taking College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, you can earn college credit for a fraction of what it costs to take courses. Read on to learn about CLEP test-taking strategies and test-prep resources so you are prepared to ace your tests and save money on your way to a college degree.

What Is CLEP?

2. What Is CLEP?

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides college credits through its more than 30 different subject exams. This article gives you details about CLEP exams, and reasons why you should consider taking them.

CLEP Exam List & Credits Offered

3. CLEP Exam List & Credits Offered

CLEP offers a wide variety of exams you can take to quickly advance in your studies and get closer to your goal of earning a college degree. Explore a comprehensive list of CLEP exams, and find out the number of college credits each offer.

CLEP Exam Dates & Testing Center Locations

4. CLEP Exam Dates & Testing Center Locations

CLEP makes it easy to earn college credits by taking exams in place of semester, full-year or two-year courses. Get closer to your goal of earning credits by learning about upcoming CLEP exam dates and ways to find nearby testing center locations.

CLEP Exam Costs & Registration Deadlines

5. CLEP Exam Costs & Registration Deadlines

As you plan to take a CLEP exam, it's good to research and prepare for any financial and scheduling obligations you might encounter. Learn about costs associated with CLEP exams and deadlines for registration.

What Are the CLEP Pass Rates for the Military?

6. What Are the CLEP Pass Rates for the Military?

Military members can cut the cost of their degree program by sitting for a CLEP exam free of charge. Keep reading to learn about CLEP pass rates for these tests and find out how you can prepare for a CLEP exam in the subject of your choice.

What Are the Pass Rates for the CLEP?

7. What Are the Pass Rates for the CLEP?

CLEP exams can be used to earn college credit without having to sit through an entire college class. Keep reading to look at the percentage of people who passed CLEP exams in 2015 and learn where you can find resources to prepare for your test.

CLEP Exam vs. AP Test: Difficulty & Differences

8. CLEP Exam vs. AP Test: Difficulty & Differences

If you are interested in earning college credits through testing, you might be considering both the CLEP exam and AP test as options. Learn the differences between these tests and the levels of difficulty for each.

CLEP Tests for the Military

9. CLEP Tests for the Military

Military personnel can take CLEP exams to acquire college credits that are accepted at 2,900 colleges and universities and get closer to earning a degree. Learn all about the benefits of CLEP exams for the military.

CLEP Exam Question Formats

10. CLEP Exam Question Formats

A great way to become familiar with CLEP exams is to learn how their questions are formatted. Discover the types of questions you can expect on exam day, and explore tips for answering those questions successfully.

CLEP Scoring System: Passing Scores & Raw vs. Scaled Score

11. CLEP Scoring System: Passing Scores & Raw vs. Scaled Score

As you prepare for a CLEP exam, it's a good idea to determine the score required to earn desired college credits. Dive into the basics of the CLEP scoring system to learn about the raw score, scaled score and what constitutes a passing score.

How to Transfer CLEP Credits

12. How to Transfer CLEP Credits

CLEP exams give you the unique opportunity to apply the knowledge you already have toward a college degree. Find out how you can transfer scores earned on CLEP exams to colleges and universities and secure semester credits.

How to Request a CLEP Transcript

13. How to Request a CLEP Transcript

If you have taken a CLEP exam and received your score, you're probably eager to share the results with your school, employer or certifying agency. Learn the steps you can take to request a CLEP transcript and ensure it reaches its destination.

Study.com CLEP Scholarship: Application Form & Information

14. Study.com CLEP Scholarship: Application Form & Information

Study.com is proud to announce the creation of three scholarships to be awarded to students using CLEP exams to save time and money on their college journey.

Can I Take the CLEP Test Online?

15. Can I Take the CLEP Test Online?

Find out about how the CLEP exams are delivered in this article. You will also get to learn about where and when the exams are offered, and how you can prepare for a CLEP exam.

CLEP Prep Product Comparison

16. CLEP Prep Product Comparison

CLEP exams are an awesome way for students to earn real college credit for knowledge they've gained outside of school: saving time ''and'' money! Without having the formal structure of a course at a brick-and-mortar school, prepping for the CLEP exams can be a bit daunting, and many students opt to use a CLEP prep service to help them solidify their understanding before the exam. We've prepared a list of some of the most popular CLEP prep products available to help you make the choice that is right for you.

The Best Free CLEP Test Prep

17. The Best Free CLEP Test Prep

If you're planning to take some CLEP exams to test out of college courses and earn credit, you will want to be as prepared as possible when test day arrives. These sites offer top notch test preparation materials and test taking advice to help you ace your CLEP exam.

Understanding CLEP Test Scores

18. Understanding CLEP Test Scores

Students who pass CLEP tests are eligible to earn credit at nearly 3,000 colleges and universities. Read on to learn about CLEP exam scoring, and find resources designed to help you achieve passing scores on your tests.

What Are the CLEP Exam Dates?

19. What Are the CLEP Exam Dates?

Students who pass CLEP tests can earn college credit for general education courses, saving them time and money on the path to a college degree. Read on to learn about CLEP test dates and locations and find out how to prepare for these exams.

What Classes Can You CLEP Out Of?

20. What Classes Can You CLEP Out Of?

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) can help students earn college credit by taking exams that measure their knowledge in various subject areas. Read on to find out about classes you can test out of and how to prepare for CLEP exams.

What Is the Official CLEP Website?

21. What Is the Official CLEP Website?

The CLEP website offers a variety of features for students who want to earn college credit by taking exams. Read on to learn more about what you'll find on the site then see resources you can use to study for CLEP exams.

Where Are CLEP Exam Locations?

22. Where Are CLEP Exam Locations?

CLEP exam locations include nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and military bases situated in the U.S. and abroad. Read on to learn how to find testing locations in your vicinity and register for an exam. You'll also find out about test-prep courses that can help you get ready for your exam.

Study.com CLEP Scholarship for Military Members

23. Study.com CLEP Scholarship for Military Members

Study.com believes every student has the right to an affordable and high-quality education, and that is especially true for members of our military. With this $500 scholarship we hope to help support a current or former military member get a head start on a college degree using CLEP.

Insider Tips on Passing CLEP Exams

24. Insider Tips on Passing CLEP Exams

Preparing for any exam is daunting, especially when that exam covers all of the material for an entire semester course, like a CLEP exam. With the right preparation and test-taking strategies, you can be successful on the exam.

What's the Difference Between CLEP and DSST Credit?

25. What's the Difference Between CLEP and DSST Credit?

Understanding the differences between the CLEP and the DSST, and how they can be used to complete your degree more quickly and for far less than traditional courses, can help you get the most out of your credit testing experience.

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Earning College Credit

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Transferring credit to the school of your choice

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