Many people know about CLEP testing, and getting college credit by exam. But did you know, that in the U.S. Military you can take these tests for FREE? There is either no charge for members of the U.S. Military or if there is then your service will help you in getting reimbursed for any out of pocket money that you spend.
It?s a good idea to make sure you check with the University or college that you plan to eventually attend, but taking a CLEP test can aid many people to get a leg up on their education. You can save money, and earn college credits at the same time.
College is often expensive. You can easily pay more than $100 and in some cases even $200 dollars a credit. If you take and pass a CLEP test then you will be able to gain the credit for the exam and college course without that money.
There are three types of exams. The Excelsior College Exam, or ECE are multiple choice objective questions. Sometimes they are essay questions. They are based mostly on undergraduate course and look at terminology and facts.
DSST tests are exams that are similar to end of course exams in college. They are the DANTES Subject Standard Tests.
Finally there is the CLEP tests themselves. There are 14 different CLEP tests and available in many locations either as paper based tests or computer taken tests.