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  • What is the CLEP Exam - College Level Examination Program?

    Beth Dumbauld

    What is the CLEP Exam or the College Level Examination Program? CLEP is the College Level Examination Program. The CollegeBoard offers 33 exams in a variety of subject matters which can help you receive college credit for what you already know. CLEP exams are offered in the following subject areas: Composition Literature Foreign languages History Social Sciences Science Math Business Currently, over 2,900 colleges offer credits earned through CLEP, though each school sets its own CLEP policy. It is advisable to ask ahead if your college will accept CLEP results. CLEP exams are approximately 90 minutes long, with the exception of College Composition, which takes 120 minutes. Exams contain mainly multiple-choi ...

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  • What is Transfer Credit?

    Beth Dumbauld

    A Transfer Credit is a college credit earned at one institution of higher education that is later transferred to and accepted by another institution. A Transfer Credit can also be earned by passing competency exams that demonstrate mastery in a specific subject area. An earned college credit is considered a transfer credit once it is accepted by the “receiving” institution of higher learning. Receiving institutions decide which transfer credits it will accept, typically through the admissions or registrar’s office. Students who have transfer credits accepted are given advanced standing at the new institution. A Transfer Credit can be earned by: AP Credit (Advanced Placement) Credits for community college coursework Coll ...

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