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January Student Blog

Happy 2024! I hope the new year has started well for you. What if you could earn 1 year of college for free? Most high school students are familiar with the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) exams, but do you know about CLEP exams that earn you college credit? CLEP stands for College Level Examination Program, and these exams are administered by the College Board. Passing a CLEP exam earns you college credit that is accepted at 2,900+ colleges.  

The College Board offers CLEP exams for 34 courses, covering social sciences, history, languages, business, sciences, mathematics, composition, and literature. CLEP exams are proctored (observed) and can be taken at CLEP centers or taken remotely. Depending on the course, exams are multiple-choice and take between 90-120 minutes. Most exam results are given immediately after completion.  

Important things to keep in mind when taking CLEP exams: 

  1. CLEP exams (unlike Advanced Placement exams) can only be taken in the United States. 
  2. The passing score to earn college credit varies by college/university.  
  3. Students may retake the same course exam only once every three months. 

Earn Free College Credit? 

Modern States Education Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to making high quality college education free of cost and accessible to any person who seeks it. Modern States has partnered with edX, a leading online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT. Known as “Freshman Year for Free,” Modern States offers free, high quality online courses taught by college professors from elite institutions that prepare you for virtually all of the major AP and CLEP exams to help you fulfill general education requirements at university.

Each course includes online lectures, quizzes, and tests. Digital textbooks will be provided free of charge. Once you work through the course curriculum at your own pace, a free course CLEP exam code can be requested from Modern States, allowing you to take the exam for free. With so many courses to choose from, you can pick the courses that you are interested in! 

Let’s make 2024 the year you start earning college credit for FREE! 

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