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CLEP vs AP exams?

chronichroni Posts: 182Registered User Junior Member
edited July 2010 in AP Tests Preparation
What are the differences?
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Replies to: CLEP vs AP exams?

  • TechhexiumTechhexium Posts: 624Registered User Member
    There are big differences.

    - CLEPs don't have as much prestige as APs, and most top colleges don't accept CLEPs. CB says 2900 colleges accept CLEPs but they are lower-tier colleges
    - CLEPs are taken through a computer, scored automatically. I'm not sure when you can take them but you can certainly take them more often than AP
    - There are many tests for the CLEP, I think there are 34 tests
    - CLEPs are much easier than APs and only MC, few might have essays
  • chronichroni Posts: 182Registered User Junior Member
    Would colleges like Harvard even consider or look at the CLEP exam
  • TechhexiumTechhexium Posts: 624Registered User Member
    colleges like Harvard could care less to the point where you have to try excruciatingly hard just to get them vaguely interested. lol
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