Advising Students

As an adviser to your students, you play a critical role in helping them determine the best pathway to a successful education. Teaching them about CLEP can enhance their educational experience. Here are some benefits:

  • Serves All Students: CLEP recognizes the value of prior learning and validates a student’s experience and knowledge acquired inside and outside of the classroom, such as workforce training and life experience.
  • Maintains Academic Momentum: CLEP is a time-saving avenue to degree completion. Students can continue their education and graduate even when the unexpected occurs. According to a study by the Council of Adult and Experiential Learning, PLA students earning bachelor’s degrees saved between 2.5 and 10.1 months of time in earning their degrees, compared to non-PLA students earning degrees. PLA students who earned associate degrees saved 1.5 to 4.5 months to degree completion.
  • Finance College: At $80, CLEP helps students access higher education, making it easier to finance tuition and fees.
  • Earn Credit: A satisfactory score on any of the 33 CLEP exams can earn students 3 to 12 college credits for what they already know.

Who Benefits from CLEP?

  • High School Graduates
  • College Students
  • Returning Students
  • Transfer Students
  • Military Service Members
  • International Students

Learn More About Advising Students

  • Introduce Students to CLEP
  • Advising different types of student about CLEP
  • Discussing CLEP at orientation