CLEP stands for College-Level Examination Program developed by the College Board. It is a program designed to measure what you have learned through informal study, reading, travel, and work, and then equate this knowledge with what students usually learn during the first year of college study for a fraction of the cost of a college course. This helps you complete your college education more quickly at a lower overall cost.
CLEP passing scores are widely accepted at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. The College Board have a list of 33 exams they offer. Passing these exams is the first step to achieving your college and career goals.
When you earn credits through CLEP exams, you can move directly to more advanced classes. This is a great option for home-schooled students, high school graduates and college students who want to accelerate their college graduation date.