Although you have surely heard of CLEP tests, you may not know that these credit-by-exam tests are widely accepted by colleges and universities. In addition, by passing these examinations you can earn one-third or more of the credits you need for a college degree.
Quick Facts About Using Credit-By-Exams:
The most popular of the Credit-By-Exams is the CLEP. In recent years the paper based CLEP exams were converted to an electronic computer based format called eCBT. Currently there are 14 paper based exams and 35 eCBT tests available. In addition to offering more tests eCBT offers immediate scoring. These exams can be taken at local "On-Campus" sites through participating colleges and universities, or at a limited number of "On-Base" sites offered through participating on-base colleges and universities.
If you want to take an eCBT at an On-Campus national test center be aware that the following applies:
However if you are planning on taking an eCBT at an On-Base national test center you will not be required to pay the $25 registration fee. DANTES pays for the administration and test fees for military and eligible civilian examinees.
Tip: Be absolutely sure you are ready before you take the exam because you have to wait 180 days to retest on a CLEP examination with the same test title.
If you haven't started taking your CLEP exams yet, contact your education service or Navy College office to find out you can get started. If you have already taken your CLEP exams, then the next step is to visit Military.com's "School Finder", which will help you get information from fully accredited colleges and universities that offer VA-approved programs.
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