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Ways for Women To Avoid the Student Loan Gender Gap

“If you go to, they will not only prepare you to take the exams but also pay for them. The result is that you can get one to two years of college for free and in no time just for passing a multiple-guess exam.”

Articles turn2thesimple at home

Homeschooling For High School And Beyond

Modern States offers online classes preparing students for CLEP exams. The student registers and completes each course offered by Modern States. Then the student takes the CLEP exam for each course. The best part is that Modern States will pay the cost of the CLEP test! This is truly free college credit!

Articles BestColleges

How to Pass the CLEP Exam

More than 2,900 U.S. colleges and universities grant course credits to students who pass CLEP exams… Students can access several CLEP courses and study guides online. For example, Modern States Education Alliance offers over 30 free online CLEP courses and covers exam costs for students who enroll in its courses.

Articles Your College Bound Kid

YCBK 234: Interview about CLEP courses with David Vise-Part 3/3

Part 3 of the interview with David Vise, Executive Director of David explains where the funding for Modern States is coming from and gives step by step detailed description of how you sign up all the way to how you get actual college credit for the courses.

Articles TestBright

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.

Articles Inside Higher Ed

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 […]

Articles Chalkbeat

You’ve heard of AP exams. Why not CLEP?

Up until this point, CLEP exams were most popular with undergraduate students looking for a quick way to plug any last-minute holes in their credit requirements. Modern States, a New York-based philanthropy dedicated to making college more accessible and affordable, is changing that. The organization is now focused on getting high school students to take […]

Articles University Business

Fast Start: HBCU aims to expand access in partnership

Since 2017, the nonprofit Modern States Education Alliance has helped more than 280,000 students take free courses through edX to prepare for the College Level Examination Program from the College Board. An offshoot of the program, Modern States last year forged a partnership with Purdue University on a guaranteed admissions initiative called Fast Start for […]

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