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Earn College Credit with CLEP Exams

Earn College Credit with CLEP Exams

Earn college credit with CLEP multiple-choice exams. What is the CLEP Program? The College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) has existed for more than 50 years. Exam fees are $93 each (some test centers may charge an additional fee, usually $25). You...

How Many AP Classes Should You Take?

How Many AP Classes Should You Take?

How Many AP Classes Should You Take? Do you want to: graduate college sooner with less debt? challenge yourself academically? gauge your future success in college? present your best application to college admissions officers, especially at more selective schools? All...

College Credit by Examination (CLEP) (8 minutes)

College Credit by Examination (CLEP) (8 minutes)

Earn college credits and bypass college courses with CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) provided by the College Board. 2024 update: tests are $93 each with 34 subjects available. What is the CLEP Program? The College Board’s College-Level Examination Program...

What to Know About AP Tests

What to Know About AP Tests

Want to graduate college sooner with less debt? Take AP tests. Advanced Placement (AP) courses can increase the likelihood of graduating from college with minimal debt. Just take that AP test in May, the culmination of each AP course, and score a 4 or 5. And for...

The Latest on AP Test Scores

The Latest on AP Test Scores

The College Board releases Advanced Placement (AP) test scores in waves (generally by state) beginning in early July. Students who take an AP test during the year can choose a school where scores will be sent for free. You might select a "safety school" to preview...

Applying to Test-Optional Colleges

Applying to Test-Optional Colleges

Many colleges and universities now no longer require students to submit a standardized test score for admission. Submitting an ACT or SAT score is often optional. But the test is optional primarily for those excited to pay full price. For those seeking scholarships,...

What’s a Good PSAT/NMSQT Score?

What’s a Good PSAT/NMSQT Score?

What's a good PSAT/NMSQT score? The digital PSAT(Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)/NMSQT(National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a standardized test administered by the College Board that prepares you for the SAT. The PSAT/NMSQT is also your entrance exam...

When Should You Take the ACT and SAT?

When Should You Take the ACT and SAT?

Every year the ACT (September, October, December, February, April, June, July) and SAT (August, October, November, December, March, May, June) are offered seven times each. All colleges will accept either. Some students may find one test easier and thus score...

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