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
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70% of CLEP test-takers said their CLEP credits made a difference in their ability to finance tuition and other fees.
91% of CLEP test-takers said CLEP made a difference in helping them complete their degrees.
92% of institutions offer PLA credits to provide a time-saving avenue for degree completion.
More than 50% of PLA students earned a degree in seven years, compared to 21% of non-PLA students.
Students who receive credit-by-examination through CLEP for an introductory course are much more likely to earn an A or B in subsequent courses than students who complete the introductory course.
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