The abbreviation of College Level Examination Program or CLEP is a program of exams offered by the College Board, a not-for-profit Examination Board in the United States, formed back in the nineteenth century. The College Board manages standardized tests, such as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, CLEP, ACCUPLACER, and the subject-specific SAT Subject Tests and Advanced Placement tests.
CLEP offers the opportunities to the students of any age to demonstrate the college-level achievements in a series of tests. There are approximately 2,900 colleges and universities that grant college credits and/or advanced standing for CLEP tests or exams. A credit is a unit that gives weighting to the value, level or time requirements of an academic course.
CLEP tests facilitate the US students in high schools or universities to earn credits for the successful completion of each course, for each academic term. The state or the institution sets a minimum number of credits required to graduate.
You have to be aware that there are various patterns of credits, which include one per course, one per hour/week in class, one per hour/week devoted to the course (including homework), etc.
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