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college credit
Testing for College Credit
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Want to know how to use your knowledge to quickly earn college credit and/or competency?

Most students satisfy requirements for General Education through selecting the appropriate course(s) in the specific area. But you can choose to test out of a course and/or competency by taking a Competency test or passing a specific test offered through the College Level Education Program (CLEP) or an Advanced Placement (AP) exam.

Here are the differences between the three tests:

  • AP : This gives you the opportunity to earn credit in college from courses and tests you have completed in high school.
  • Competency tests : A test intended to establish that you have met established minimum standards of skills and knowledge and are eligible to bypass a specified required course for graduation.
  • CLEP : A test intended to establish that you have met established minimum standards of skills and knowledge and are eligible to bypass a specified course that may or may not fulfill a requirement for graduation.
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