Why Use Credit by Examination? What Are the Benefits?
While completing your daily mission, you may have a lot on your mind. Getting a college degree is not your main priority. Maybe you have other obligations that demand your attention and it may seem impossible to think about college now.
Still, you know you need to plan for your future. You may not realize it but you have already experienced more structured training and classroom instruction than most undergraduate students, so why shouldn’t you receive credit for your work? The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DSST exams can save you money, decrease the time it takes to earn your degree, and give you college credits before you even set foot in a classroom.
You probably already know that college costs continue to rise. Earning credit by examination saves your military tuition assistance for the courses you really need, stretching the benefit you’re entitled to. It’s just the smart thing to do.
As a Service member, you know the value of time. You may have already spent many months away from your friends and family; you don’t need to spend time on courses you could easily pass by taking a single exam. With CLEP and DSST tests in more than 60 subject areas, you could earn multiple credit hours toward your degree.
Earning a degree may seem like a daunting task, especially if you haven’t taken any classes since high school. Don’t worry, though; your knowledge and experience can be worth college credit. By passing CLEP and DSST exams, you can walk into your first day of college with confidence in your ability to tackle the academic challenges ahead of you.
With tests in an array of subject areas, the CLEP and DSST programs can give you a head start toward earning your degree – and DANTES reimburses you for the cost of one attempt per exam title!
Get started with CLEP and DSST today – you’ve earned it!
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