In order to earn college credit for online learning, many students turn to a CLEP program. Unfamiliar with the term? CLEP stands for College-Level Examination Program. Most students took the SAT or ACT to get into their college of choice. CLEP was designed and developed by the same people who developed these college prep exams.
CLEP is an examination program that enables students to display proficiency in a specific area of study by passing a test. The program has been in existence for over 40 years and is accepted at over 2900 colleges and universities nationwide. According to the College Board website, “CLEP exams test mastery of college-level material acquired in a variety of ways — through general academic instructions, significant independent study or extracurricular work.”
The exams are not an easier way to earn college credit, but a widely accepted way to demonstrate the same proficiency students show by completing a semester in a typical classroom setting.
So, does the test-out method work? The answer is, absolutely. If a student puts in the time and effort to study the relevant course material, the test-out method can be as effective as classroom study. Because of its’ wide level of acceptance, the test-out method can even save students time and money in earning a college degree.
In the nursing field, time IS money! Accell Education Group works with LPNs who want to earn their associates degree and move up in their career by earning their RN license. Accell educators are experts at preparing students for the test-out method. For students looking to earn college credit in an efficient and cost-effective manner, Accell is an excellent alternative. Contact Accell at 866-74-ACCEL or visit the website at accelleducation.com.