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  1. Choose one or many free courses that interest you from great Universities.

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  2. Courses prepare you for widely accepted CLEP exams already accepted for credit by more than 2,900 colleges and universities.

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  3. Courses, textbooks and materials are free; all you need are internet access and your own desire to learn. We offer links to tutoring & mentoring.

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  4. Enroll at a college that grants credit for passing well established CLEP* exams.

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  5. Pass eight exams and potentially earn your “Freshman Year for Free.”

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  6. Learn more about CLEP; verify that colleges you may attend grant credit for passing scores.

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*CLEP = College Level Examination Program

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