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CLEP Exam Subjects Overview?

Hey folks, I've been hearing a lot about CLEP exams lately and I'm kinda curious. Could someone break down what subjects are covered by the 34 CLEP exams? I'm trying to see if I can get some college credits out of the way and wondering which exams would align with my current high school coursework.

7 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're considering CLEP exams as a way to earn college credit. The 34 exams cover a wide range of subjects that can be broadly categorized into Composition and Literature, World Languages, History and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Business.

Composition and Literature includes subjects like Analyzing and Interpreting Literature and College Composition. World Languages cover Spanish, French, and German. For History and Social Sciences, you could take exams like U.S. History or Psychology. In Science and Math, there is Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, and more. On the business side, there’s Financial Accounting and Marketing, among others. Each exam corresponds to a one or two-semester college course.

If you want a complete list of every exam offered, you can find that on the College Board's website: https://clep.collegeboard.org/clep-exams.

Finally, t's wise to compare the CLEP exam syllabus to your high school curriculum to ensure you're prepared. Also, don’t forget to check with your prospective colleges about their CLEP credit policy, as this can vary from school to school—if certain exams aren't accepted at your top-choice schools, it may not make a ton of sense to take the time to study and sit for them after all. You can typically find that policy on the school's website, but if you can't find it or are feeling confused, you can reach out to the admissions officer or the registrar for clarification.

Good luck with your preparations!

7 months ago

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