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Understanding CLEP Exam Scoring - do all colleges accept any score?

Feeling a bit anxious here… So I'm planning to take a couple of CLEP exams soon and I was wondering if anyone knows how the scoring works? Do all colleges accept any passing score for credit, or do some schools look for higher scores? Would appreciate if anyone who’s been through this could shed some light!

7 months ago

Greetings! I understand that navigating CLEP exam policies can be a little confusing. To clarify, CLEP exam scores typically range from 20 to 80, with a score of 50 often considered the standard for awarding college credit. However, not all colleges accept CLEP exams, and among those that do, the minimum score required to earn credit can vary significantly. For instance, one university might grant credit for a score of 50, while another might require a score of 60 or higher in that same subject.

My advice would be to check directly with the colleges you are interested in to understand their specific CLEP credit policies. This information is usually available on the institution's website under credit transfer policies or by contacting the admissions office. Lastly, keep in mind that the score required might also depend on the subject of the CLEP exam. Certain subjects, particularly those that are more advanced or specialized, may require a higher score. Best of luck with your CLEP exams!

7 months ago

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