Are you taking unnecessary classes at your community college? You may be able to skip certain prerequisite courses by simply taking placement tests and earning passing AP test scores. If you can qualify for just 20 hours of course credit through your testing, you stand to save an average of $3,000 in tuition costs. In addition, by testing out of these courses, you not only save money but can graduate or transfer early and enter into the job market more expeditiously.
This video suggests the easier AP classes to take in order to receive college credit.
How to Test out of College Classes
- CLEP - You can earn credit for college courses by taking CLEP exams, which are proctored by the College Board. Upon evaluation of the test scores, college officials can evaluate whether or not a student's CLEP performance is worthy of college credit.
- Institutional Exams - In addition to the CLEP exam(s), Warren students can "challenge" for credit in any course. Without needing to enroll in the course itself, students can simply take the institutional exam for the course. Should the student pass the exam, they will be awarded a passing mark on their transcript and obtain the appropriate credits.
- Art History
- English literature and language
- Computer science
- Environmental science
- European, World, and US history
- US Government
- Music theory
- Studio art
- Languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French, German, Latin, and Spanish
- Advanced Placement (AP) tests
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams
- Dual enrollment
- Summer or Winter study sessions"