USF allows students to receive up to 45 semester hours of credit towards the baccalaureate degree upon successful completion of Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced International Certificate of Education Program (AICE), International Baccalaureate (IB), General and Subject College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES, Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE), German Abitur and Excelsior College examinations.

CLEP: College Level Examination Program – Earn college credit by passing an Exam. CLEP exams do not have an age limit or requirement.

It is not unusual to see 13, 14 or 15 year old kids taking and passing CLEP exams. There is a total of 33 CLEP exams, each is worth 3 to 12 credit hours. CLEP Website

How to Get Started

  1. Find out if your college accepts CLEP. Use the CLEP college search and talk to your admissions office, test center, or academic advisor.
  2. Read descriptions of all 33 exams and decide which to take.
  3. Register to take your exam(s) by contacting a CLEP test center and making an appointment.
  4. Start studying. Get a college textbook and review sample questions.
  5. Take your test!

Our Local Community College’s CLEP Policy (   Students may earn up to 45 semester hours. The grade of satisfactory “S” is awarded for CLEP credit earned.

CLEP STUDY GUIDES: CLEP testing, with a few exceptions, is usually in multiple choice format, so it is a great idea to work through several practice questions in this format in order to prepare. InstantCert offers  review of the material & Peterson’s has practice tests that can be timed, in order to give you a flavor of the actual exam procedures.

Heather Kern, student, Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ Took 20 CLEP exams “As a home school student I was very accustomed to studying on my own. CLEP testing worked great because it allowed me to take advantage of my experience as an independent learner. After high school graduation I took a year off to pursue personal interests. Then in September I started taking CLEP exams. I’ve taken 20 exams so far and cut two and a half years off of the time it will take to graduate. I like to say, ‘I started college one year late and I’m finishing one and one-half years early.’ Thank you CLEP.”

Community College:In addition, most community colleges will admit people without high school diplomas or GEDs, regardless of age, under a program called “ability to benefit.” What happens is you contact admissions at the cc. They would have you come in and take some placement tests. If you do okay on them, you will be admitted under their “ability to benefit” program.


Imagine an 11-month-old little girl being raised by her single Black father. What would be the general consensus about the child’s future? Well the typical reaction would probably be a lot of raised eyebrows because the assumption is: Black men don’t want to take care of their kids and they are definitely not responsible enough to raise a daughter properly.

Batin Ashanté has been raising his daughter,  Autumn Ashanté single-handedly since she was 11 months old. He wanted the best education for her so he decided to home-school Autumn, which gained a lot of criticism from both mainstream society and some family members. But despite the opposition, Mr. Ashanté continued his mission and the results have definitely proven to be successful.

Autumn has already taken her first SAT at the age of 11 and passed it with a score of 1150. She could have definitely entered many colleges with that score but the college of her choice [The University of Connecticut] will only accept the minimum score of 1350 from home-schooled students. Ms. Ashanté is going hard in the paint. She’s already taken the test for the second time and she is focused on getting a score of 1350 or higher. If everything goes in the Ashanté’s favor, the young sister will be on the campus of UCONN attending classes by the time she is 13 years old.


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