Part of learning to do something well is to practice it! In the case of CLEP exams, practice tests can help you gauge your knowledge of a subject, gain confidence in preparation for the exam, and can also be a fun challenge to see just how well you can do. There a number of online sources for practice tests, but before we get to them let’s explain CLEP for those of you who are new to this subject.
The College Level Examination Program—or CLEP for short—tests college-level knowledge in a variety of general education subjects, allowing you to earn college credits by studying for and passing exams in 36 subject areas.
CLEP exams are perfect for students who obtain their knowledge outside of a traditional classroom — homeschoolers, military personnel, or adults who are going back to school.
There are many ways to prepare for your CLEP exam, but the best way to get an idea of the types of questions, format, and time-frame you will need to complete and pass your exam, is to take a practice test—or several!
Here are some resources you can use to find CLEP practice tests that will help you ace those exams and make college more affordable.
The College Board is a nonprofit organization that administers SAT, PSAT, AP, and CLEP exams. The College Board website is a great resource for learning more about individual CLEP exams, as well as purchasing official CLEP study guides and exam guides, which include an overview of the exam, as well as sample questions.
For $19.95, you can purchase 3 full-length practice exams with 90 days of access. The Peterson’s blog also provides CLEP test-taking strategies, sample questions, and resources to help you plan for exam day.
Mometrix is a test preparation website, with many resources to help you study for the CLEP exams. Practice tests are free, but only contain 10 questions, so they only give you a brief introduction into what will be covered on the exams. In addition to the free practice tests, Mometrix also sells study guides and flashcards.
This is a free study resource for those studying for CLEP and DSST exams. After your initial sign-up, you can access 12 free full-length practice tests. They don’t currently cover all of the CLEP exams, but if you are taking one of the 12 that they do cover, then Free CLEP Prep is a great resource.
Ready to take the next step toward acing your CLEP exams and earning college credits? These resources will give you a better idea of what the official exams cover and will help you study efficiently.
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