Save time and money earning your degree
Many students don't know that they can earn college credits by testing out of some general education courses. The process is fairly straightforward and cost-effective. You simply pass a standard examination (like a CLEP test) and earn the credits as if you had taken the course.
What's the advantage of testing out for college credits?
College is a great experience, and most people would probably agree that the best classes were in their major. But to get there, you have to satisfy general education requirements. Testing out of some of these general education courses sets you on the fast track to your degree and helps you focus on the more compelling courses more quickly.
The purpose of the CLEP exams is to reward you for the knowledge you already have or that you have gained independently. For instance, if you're fluent in a second language, you took college preparatory classes in high school, or you've experienced applicable on-the-job training, you should consider testing out. The truth is, college is expensive, whether you're going full- or part-time. Testing out allows you to earn the same credit hours for less money in less time.
How does it work?
So you've decided testing out might be right for you. What's next? At Chancellor's, our custom study guides help you prepare for the standardized test, whether you need a refresher course or more comprehensive study guidance. We have an extensive catalog of guaranteed* study guides covering general education topics ranging from Literature to Statistics, History to Microbiology.
Our guides are structured to let you study at your own pace and are completely self-contained, so you don't need any additional references to prepare for your exams. Most of our study guides come with CDs as well.
** Average cost per hour based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Colleges, 2003-04. View larger chart.
The money you save is like giving yourself a scholarship.
This chart shows a cost comparison between paying tuition and fees at a 4-year college vs. the cost of both the Chancellor's study guide and CLEP test. You can save almost $250 per credit hour over public institutions, and a staggering $1250 over private schools. Since each test can provide 3-6 credit hours, one exam could save you thousands!