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Can you use CLEP exams for credit at UMass Amherst?

UMass Amherst is high on my college list, and I want to take some CLEP exams. Does anyone know if UMass Amherst accepts CLEP exams for college credit? If so, which ones are most commonly accepted?

7 months ago

UMass Amherst does accept CLEP exams for credit, which is great news if you're looking to get a head start or save on tuition costs. The university generally awards credit for scores of 50 or higher, which is the equivalent of a 'C' grade. As for which exams are accepted, it really varies by department. Traditional subjects like mathematics, sciences, and languages are often more commonly accepted.

If you want more specific information about the minimum scores required for each CLEP exam and the amount of credit you'd earn, you can check out UMass Amherst's website: https://www.umass.edu/registrar/college-level-examination-program-clep. If you're confused about anything, it’s important to check with the department head of your intended major to make sure you're understanding correctly which exams will count. Additionally, keep in mind the maximum number of credits UMass allows to be transferred via exam, as this can affect your degree planning.

To summarize, yes UMass Amherst accepts CLEP exams for credit, but the specifics can vary based on department and exam. So, make sure you do your research to ensure you don't spend time studying and sitting for an exam that won't ultimately contribute to your college journey!

7 months ago

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