There is a rumor floating around a CLEP group that the Modern States CLEP voucher program has ended. After a frenzy of phone calls and emails, I think it is safe to say…
that access to free CLEP testing through Modern States will continue for a while!
Modern States is a free online prep program (not endorsed by The College Board but they link to it from their website, so it feels very endorsed to me) that awards vouchers upon successful completion of the program. These vouchers pay for CLEP exams in full, so this program brings the total cost of a CLEP exam down to $0!!
“Modern States was initially conceived and funded by businessman and philanthropist Steve Klinsky (the CEO of Modern States), but has grown as an alliance with the guidance and support of other education and foundation leaders.”
When the Modern States voucher program launched 4 years ago, they DID state having a limited number of vouchers to distribute, so we’ve held our breath through more than one extension. They now have attached themselves to edX, so these deep pockets are probably going to protect this program for a while. Sure, it’s *possible* that we would see this program end at some point, and I take rumors about the future of Modern States pretty seriously, but after written confirmation and a verbal corroboration, I feel pretty good about squashing this rumor.
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CLEP in Your Homeschool: 12 Steps for the Beginner
One of the best ways for your teen to earn college credit in high school is to incorporate CLEP exams into your planning. If you’re nervous about getting started, these 12 steps will get you up and running.
What happens if a student takes a CLEP exam but isn’t able to finish all the questions?
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Homeschool Subjects & CLEP Depth
CLEP is a fantastic addition to any homeschool program. For parents that want to plan a lot of inexpensive (free) college credit into their teen’s high school program, you’ll want to understand the depth of knowledge needed of various exams. CLEP exams can be sorted into 2 depth piles: individual subjects or cumulative subjects: