College Credit Granted for Testing
Would you like to use your knowledge to quickly earn college credit and/or competency?
Most students satisfy requirements for General Education through selecting the appropriate course(s) in the specific area once they get to college. But you can choose to test out of a course and/or competency by taking a Competency test or passing a specific test offered through the College Level Education Program (CLEP) or an Advanced Placement (AP) exam.
Here are the differences between the three tests:
AP: This gives you the opportunity to earn college credit from courses and tests you have completed in high school. AP-Advance Placement Examination List 2015.
Credit by Exam: A test intended to establish that you have met minimum standards of skills and knowledge and are eligible to bypass a specified required course for graduation. Credit-by-Exam Registration Form
CLEP: A test intended to establish that you have met minimum standards of skills and knowledge and are eligible to bypass a specified course that may or may not fulfill a requirement for graduation. Review LIST of CLEP exams accepted for credit at Delta College.