Valor Act Supports Veterans
In May 2012, Massachusetts passed a Valor Act that requires state agencies to actively promote and streamline access to their services for Veterans. As a result, the Board of Higher Education has
- Created a state-level policy that requires development of campus-level CLEP policies at state institutions
- Transferred credit earned under this policy across the state
Now, campus-level policies
- Grant academic credit for student’s prior or concurrent military occupation, training, and coursework
- Include credit-by-exam options including CLEP
- Establish a single point of contact for student Veterans
- Provide eligible students with accurate and complete counseling on admission
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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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