It happens to the best of us. That bout of mono, a family emergency, or just the sheer change and transition from high school to college — any number of circumstances can happen that result in not going through with a college course. This could look like dropping a class that needs to be completed, failing a course, or taking an incomplete. Any one of these situations can be frustrating.
But with CLEP exams, all is not lost. Passing a CLEP exam awards college credit. As long as your college has the correct CLEP policies in place, you could get those credits after all — and in a manner that could save you both time and money. Contact SpeedyPrep for any questions that you might have about how CLEP works.
How To Start
Begin by consulting your academic advisor about the credits you are lacking from those missed courses. Ask if passing a CLEP exam in the same subject will earn you those credits. It’s very important that you know this. You wouldn’t want to prepare for, and pass, a CLEP exam only to find out your school won’t apply the credit. Since over 2,900 colleges and universities accept CLEP, the likelihood is high that you can CLEP those credits.
Replace Gen Eds with CLEP.
CLEP exams cover many required General Education courses. While there’s value in all education, many people feel like general education requirements are an example of lost credits. It can feel as though you’re investing in courses that aren’t related to your major — when you could instead be diving into your career path.
Rather losing money to courses that aren’t directly relevant to your major, you could replace some of your Gen Eds with CLEP. This could end up expediting the time it takes to get into your major, and even speed up the overall time you spend in college — saving you thousands of dollars.
Avoid Summer School.
Summer classes for making up lost credits is a usual step people take. It’s a shame to turn down a job or return home for the summer to save money, solely so you can take summer classes. It complicates everything. Keep that job and prepare for a CLEP exam on your own time instead. CLEP exams also don’t effect your GPA, ideal for your transcript record!
Save time and money!
Do a little research on how much CLEP exams cost versus paying for a college course, and you might be stunned at the differences. With CLEP, you’re likely getting a significantly more affordable option — and since it’s more on your own schedule and at your pace, you can make the timing of the courses work for you.
CLEP exams currently cost $87 (in 2018) plus a testing fee of about $20-25. Spend a few dollars on study materials—SpeedyPrep guarantees their courses and are very affordable. You could save thousands of dollars over retaking the class.
Making mistakes and failing from time to time is a part of life, and if you’ve had to drop courses or lost some credits along the way, it in no way makes you a failure. You can pick yourself right back up and find those credits through CLEP.
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