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Can anyone share their experience with the Western Civilization CLEP exam?

Currently stressing over AP Euro and heard about the Western Civilization CLEP exam as an alternative. Has anyone here taken it and can share what to expect or how to prepare? Any insights on the difficulty level compared to AP classes?

7 months ago

Hi there! I can understand why you're looking for alternatives and considering the Western Civilization CLEP exam. It’s great to explore your options. While I haven’t taken the exam myself, I’ve guided many students through the process. The CLEP exam covers a broad range of topics in Western Civilization, similar to AP Euro, but it’s structured differently and can be less in-depth on certain topics. Prepare by reviewing a comprehensive study guide and taking practice exams to identify any weak areas. Many find the CLEP exams to be a bit less intense than AP courses because they don’t span an entire school year, however, they still require you to have a solid understanding of the material. If you’re doing well in AP Euro and commit to studying the CLEP exam materials, you should be well-prepared. Just remember that not all colleges accept CLEP credits, so check with the institutions you're interested in to ensure the exam will benefit you. Best of luck!

7 months ago

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