TESU CLEP* Acceptance - Which Exams to Take and How to Prep
CLEP* exams are one of the best ways to save time and money on a degree at Thomas Edison State University. That is because they accept ALL 34 of the CLEP exams and require the minimum weighted score of 50 recommended by ACE.
CLEP Equivalency Chart
The below table shows the list of CLEP exams, the course they are equivalent to at TESU, and the minimum passing score (out of a max score of 80). Be sure to check with an adviser at TESU before taking any of the following exams as degree requirements may change.
Note that InstantCert offers study guides for most of these subjects; clicking on the subject title will take you to more information about our test prep.
Where to take the CLEP exam
CLEP exams can be taken in person at a college testing center or they can also be taken online. To find a test center near you, check out the official CollegeBoard Test Center Search tool.
For more information about taking the exam at home or anywhere else you have access to the Internet, see our article on How to Take Your CLEP Exam Online.
How to Prep for your CLEP exam
If you already have a lot of background knowledge in a subject, you may decide to try taking a CLEP test without studying. However, feedback from our students has shown that even in those cases, just a little bit of specialized studying for the exam can dramatically increase your chances of getting a PASS on your first attempt.
If you are looking for a quick and effective way to learn just enough to pass the exam, InstantCert's flashcards are a very popular option. Click on any of the test titles in the table above to see more details on our CLEP prep materials for that subject.
Or for more information on how our flashcards work, check out our article, "How InstantCert's Study Guides Can Help You Pass Your CLEP and DSST Exams."
Other Exams Like CLEP
CLEP is the most popular of the examination programs for "testing out" of credit, but there is one other exam program that is extremely valuable for earning credit at TESU: the DSST exam program.
The advantage of DSST is that it offers other subjects that are not offered by CLEP, and more importantly, it includes a few UPPER-level exams, i.e. 300 or 400-level classes you can get credit for.
For more information, check out TESU's page for DSST: Listing of DSST Exams | Thomas Edison State University.
InstantCert also offers prep materials for most DSST. For a complete list of our study guides, check: Our DSST Study Guides
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