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Meet Preet Patel

Preet Patel, a 21-year-old pilot, passed 11 CLEP exams after studying with Modern States. He used the results as dual credit, graduating high school early through Florida’s College Acceleration Program while earning 33 college credits. The effort helped to shave four years off Preet’s education journey, jump-starting his career in the sky.

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Meet U.S. Air Force Airman of the Year Trent Sikute

Trent Sikute, who became U.S. Air Force Airman of the Year at his base after getting his college degree with help from Modern States. He actually reached out to us to share his story, because he wanted to tout the educational possibilities that come with joining the military. Trent said he tested out of 13 […]

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Meet Caleb Sheppard

Caleb Sheppard graduated from high school with 45 free college credits, having passed 15 CLEP tests after studying with Modern States. After studying at Charter Oak State College, he went on to earn a scholarship to the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, graduating before he turned 22. He’s now a law clerk for […]

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Meet Julia Shingleton

A few years ago, Julia Shingleton thought college was out of reach. After losing her father during her senior year of high school, she started working full-time at a VA hospital. The job provided a much-needed income to help her family, but it also put her college dreams on hold. “It’s really difficult when you […]

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Meet General Parker

General Parker, 60, has passed 16 CLEP exams after studying with Modern States. He’s finishing his degree at the University of Maryland Global Campus and then is moving on to law school.

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Meet Rachel Wick

Rachel Wick passed 14 CLEP exams thanks to Modern States’ completely free courses, earning 48 credits as she finished her undergraduate degree more than a year early. She’s now in a graduate program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Meet Jaela Deming

While only a junior in high school, Jaela Deming accomplished an incredible feat: obtaining her associate degree in early childhood education. Hear from her directly about her experience.

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Meet Gerry Born

Gerry Born, retired high school Spanish teacher and former standout college basketball player at Davidson College, talks about his experience earning 66 college credit hours in 32 days through Modern States and CLEP.

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Meet Adam Klawitter

When 22-year-old Adam Klawitter graduates from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on May 20, he will complete a most improbable journey. The dual-major senior started this journey by using Modern States’ online courses, which prepared him to earn free college credit. “People who are curious and driven can go to Modern States and get college credits […]

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Using Modern States and CLEP to Make Up for Lost Pandemic Credits

Rylee Brown was up against the clock. The senior at Westminster College in Salt Lake City found out in September that due to poor communication with the school during the COVID-19 pandemic, she would be 16 credits shy of graduating this May, even with a full spring curriculum. The cost of just tuition and fees […]

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