CLEP. Seems like just about everyone is taking advantage of this credit-by-examination tool. But
Got a great question from a parent:
If a student takes a CLEP exam and does not make a high enough score, will it negatively impact their college transcript? Do you still need to turn that test score in to the college?
It's important that you have all the details when it comes to utilizing any college prep tool, and the last thing we want is to do is negatively impact their chances of getting into their desired school/program.
Here are a few things to know:
So what does all this mean? If you aren't sure about how you are going to do on a CLEP test then you can hold off on sending the score and pay the $20 to send the score once you know it is one you want to school to see (OR you are applying to less-selective colleges then go ahead and send the scores on!).
CLEP tests can't negatively impact a college transcript, you just might not end up earning credit for that course.
So if you are applying to a less-selective school, send your scores on! If you are applying to schools with a more rigorous application process and you aren't sure if you'll make a passing score then hold off on sending the test till after you've seen the score!
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