Central Campus Certified as CLEP Test Site

The College’s Central Campus in Blue Bell recently became a certified test site for the College-Level Examination Program® for any college students, including students who may attend out-of-state schools.

CLEP is a credit-by-examination program that provides students the opportunity to earn college credit by achieving qualifying scores on exams. CLEP exams are administered via computer at Montgomery County Community College, which is an approved site because it meets certain criteria including designated space, proctoring, test security and the availability of a computer based-testing system.The College offers exams in 33 subjects, including Biology, Spanish and College Algebra.

CLEP helps students in a variety of ways. By taking CLEP exams, students can earn 3 to 12 college credits, depending upon a college’s policy, thus saving time and money. Students can test out of introductory courses and get started with more advanced courses or explore different academic opportunities.

This credit-by-exam program is beneficial to veterans and military personnel, who may proceed more quickly in their degree programs by testing out of some courses based upon their acquired knowledge and special interests. Eligible veterans may be reimbursed for the exam and administration fees under the provisions of the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2004. The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support funds the CLEP exam fees for eligible military members and civilian employees.

~ by Diane VanDyke

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