Just took my first CLEP test in 15 years -- ouch....

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  1. Stephen Orr

    Stephen Orr Screenwriter

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    I'm finishing up content towards my teaching certification for the commonwealth of Virginia, and had to take a CLEP test to satisfy the social studies requirement (History of the United States I).... I'm retiring (excuse me, transitioning) from the Navy this summer, and becoming an elementary ed teacher for my second career.

    Last time I took a CLEP was in 1987 for my bachelors degree. Even though I studied the CLEP guide I bought from B&N, man, I felt clobbered once I was finished.

    Fortunately, the scanner at the education office where I took the test said that I scored plenty high enough to meet the requirements for credit.

    My son, who is graduating from high school, plans on studying and CLEPing out a few freshman courses before he leaves for college in August...
     
  2. Max Leung

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    CLEP...sounds like a disease! See my acronym thread about the insanity of acronyms. What the heck is a CLEP?
     
  3. Justin1

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    A CLEP test is used to gauge a student's knowledge in a course of study in order to allow them to possibly skip a class. So, instead of taking, for example, Algebra I, you could take a CLEP test and test out of the class, thus getting credit and saving a few bucks on tuition. Usually, CLEP tests cover the basic, required courses.
     
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    Ok. Hmmm, I didn't know CLEP was an option. Usually it's whoever can schmooze with the dean that gets to skip courses.
    I wonder how it is different from the Canadian universities...
    Anyhow, good work Stephen! I hope you get into a good school in a good neighborhood...not those bad ones from those Hollywood movies. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ryan Wright

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    Stephen: I'd like to hear more about CLEP testing. I'm working on a degree right now and should be able to CLEP a large number of the courses. Can you give me any advice? I've never done this before so it will be all new to me. What's the procedure, how do you take the tests, etc?

    Thanks!
     
  6. Vince Maskeeper

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    CLEP = College Level Examination Program
    Clep is uber-simple. Most universities have an office set up to give info- usually they even have study guides and outlines you can photocopy! I know Kent State has a whole department which handles equivalence testing, including CLEP.
    If your school has no study guides for you-- you can check Amazon or other book stores.
    http://www.collegeboard.com/clep/
    http://www.collegeboard.com/clep/cle...l/stud001.html
    I looked into testing out of tons of basic classes (History, Math, Computer Science, etc). I actually am preparing to take a CS CLEP this summer.
    You can find out if your school counts CLEP here:
    http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearc...EPColleges.jsp
    -Vince
     
  7. Rob Lutter

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    In the state of Florida, you HAVE to take 5 CLEP exams to qualify for state money for college (Bright Futures). I am taking mine at the end of June.
     

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