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CLEP and Modern States Are There for Students When Advanced Placement Isn’t an Option

Advanced Placement (AP) courses help many high school students get ahead in their studies, though only if their schools participate in the program. Modern States exists for everyone, including AP students. A philanthropy, Modern States offers 32 completely free online courses that prepare learners for the College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Passing CLEP […]

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Earning Advance College Credit

Millions complain about costly college tuition and soaring student debt. On “Tests and the Rest,” David Vise, who runs Modern States “Freshman Year for Free,” reveals real proven ways you can slash the cost of college now.

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How to Get Your Associate’s Degree Before Graduating High School

And a bachelor’s degree on your 19th birthday; and an MBA five months later Ahmad Salem is doing life his way, and he’s crushing it. Full of motivation, Salem was a 16-year-old high-school junior when he began working full-time in retail after school and during weekends. A native of Jackson, Tennessee, his plan was to […]

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Modern States Becomes Largest “Free College for Credit” System in the United States

Continued Growth of “Freshman Year for Free” Program Highlights Need for Alternative Pathways to College for Students of All Ages and Backgrounds Over 300,000 registered students to date; nearly 50,000 credit-bearing exams taken by students Students have saved more than $75 million on college tuition by turning to Modern States “Freshman Year for Free” program creates an […]

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Don’t Ignore CLEP to Improve Student Transfer

To the Editors: I recently read “A Recommendation to ‘Reset,’ Not ‘Fix,’ Broken Transfer System,” by Doug Lederman, and was astounded by the exclusion of the College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP) by name in the Tackling Transfer Advisory Board’s full report. As a nationally recognized program capable of helping learners earn credit for […]

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Spreading Modern States’ Story Throughout the Universe?

Raghav Chari discovered his life’s ambition in third grade. Things have been looking up ever since. “We had independent reading time, and I didn’t find any enjoyment in it at all,” Chari, 17, said in an interview. “But there was this one astronomy book and it had pictures of stars and black holes. I liked […]

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