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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 Advanced Placement and 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 AP* or 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 AP and CLEP; verify that colleges you may attend grant credit for passing scores.

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*AP = Advanced Placement; *CLEP = College Level Examination Program

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Student Stories

“You can take your entire freshman year, tuition free!”

NBA star Jalen Rose

“It was totally free. I got college credit for all of the CLEP exams and passed all of them on the first try. I loved being able to learn at my own pace. Modern States is amazing.”

Ava, Modern States Student

“I'm using Modern States to complete my engineering degree in the shortest amount of time possible”

Freeman, Modern States Student

“I can trust Modern States.”

Truc, Student, Thomas Jefferson High School

“For 15 credit hours I’ve essentially paid nothing … which has been awesome!”

Gene, Modern States Student

“All of my undergraduate courses, which I can CLEP out of, will go towards my nursing degree and probably save me close to $15,000.”

Holly, Modern States Student

“Modern States made it possible to do a five-year degree in four years. It's helping dreams come true.”

Jonah, Modern States Student

“I'd like to thank Modern States for even making this possible to students.”

Darrin Therault, Director of Academic Testing, Kennesaw State University

“It doesn't matter how old you are. You can go back [to school] with the help of Modern States.”

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