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Do CLEP credits transfer ?

tyro89tyro89 Posts: 9Registered User New Member
edited July 2010 in CLEP Exam
im enrolling this year as a freshman at SFSU and they accept certain CLEP exams. i want to transfer later. Can the new university reject the credits if they don't accept CLEP?
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Replies to: Do CLEP credits transfer ?

  • HomeschoolingMomHomeschoolingMom Posts: 81Registered User Junior Member
    Yes, they can accept or reject depending on their policy. Each college has its own policy regarding what CLEP they accept, the score needed for the exam to be accepted and if they give elective credits or if the CLEP replaces a specific class. If you have a bunch of CLEP credits and the school you want to transfer to does not accept them - you may do better finishing a two year degree before transferring. I have heard that often a completed degree obtained using some CLEP credits WILL transfer when the individual CLEP credits would not have transferred. HTH
  • SGPSGP Posts: 118Registered User Junior Member
    The same rule applies to DSST, AP, ACE, or other credit-by-exam (CBE) methods. It's up to each university to decide what they'll accept for credit.

    In NC, if you earn an AA from a community college and transfer to a state school, the credit-by-exam policies of the 4 year college will determine how many credits from AP, CLEP, DSST, etc. actually transfer. The articulation agreement ensures that the student won't have to repeat general education core requirements, but it doesn't guarantee that all credit hours will transfer.

    Our community college requires 64 credits for an AA. All but 21 credits may be earned through CBE. We have state schools with generous CLEP policies and others that accept very few CLEPs. So if you were transferring to the latter with 42 CBE credits, you might be accepted and have your general education requirements waived, but have only 22 credits actually transfer. That's why it's important, when transferring, to investigate your ending-point-college's policies so that you can get credit for as much as possible.

    For more information see Degree Planners - Welcome to DegreePlanners
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