In December 2013, the College Board released research findings examining whether differences exist between CLEP and non-CLEP students on postsecondary performance outcomes.
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.
Testing today’s students
with today’s curriculum.
CLEP exams are constructed by more than 600 faculty members.
Getting students to the right place.
CLEP helps open up space in introductory classes.
Better retention rates.
CLEP students are as likely or more likely to graduate as students of the same ability who completed an introductory college-level course.
A time-saving avenue to degree completion.
CLEP students pursuing a bachelor’s degree saved between 2.5 and 10 months of time in earning their degrees.
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