CLEP for Military Members

CLEP for Military Members

In the SpeedyPrep blog, we talk about how CLEP study guides and exams can help college students (even high school students) save money and time during their college careers. However, these aren’t the only folks who can benefit from CLEP tests.

Current and former military members are great candidates for CLEP testing and can save thousands to make the most of their college careers and non-traditional education—with benefits from DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) and other military scholarship and education programs. In this blog, the CLEP test prep experts at SpeedyPrep will explain how those who serve our country can benefit from CLEP exams.

Potential Test Funding Through DANTES

For some current military members and their spouses, CLEP exams are easily accessible and virtually free thanks to DANTES-funded CLEP exams. DANTES covers CLEP exam costs ($87 plus administrative fees) to eligible members. Check out this College Board information to find out if you’re eligible for DANTES-funded CLEP exams.

More Flexibility

Unlike traditional college students, military service members have a lot of responsibilities to juggle, like military duties and family obligations. Finding the time and energy to further your education and earn college credit can be difficult when work and family take up so much time.

Fortunately, CLEP exams allow military service members to learn and make progress toward college credit while working their busy schedules. They can set their own study timelines and take their exam when they feel that they’re ready. Since there’s no set timetable, they can speed up or slow down the pace of CLEP progress to meet their day-to-day or week-to-week needs.

College Friendly and Accessible

CLEP exams can be taken at on-base testing centers all over the world, and at over 1,800 colleges across the United States. CLEP exams also count for college credit at nearly 3,000 college and universities—so no matter your stage in the academic process, it’s likely that your current or future college will accept your CLEP credits and speed up your journey to your degree.

Great for Veterans

For many military veterans, CLEP is a great way to ease back into the academic world while they acclimate to civilian life. Many veterans, their spouses, and their dependents may be eligible for CLEP test reimbursement through programs like the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Fry Scholarship, Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD), Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR), and the Survivors & Dependents Assistance Program.

Check with your advisor about these scholarship programs to make sure that you meet requirements for test reimbursement. If you do, you’re well on your way to saving money and accelerating your college career.

Try SpeedyPrep Today!

No matter your branch of service or where you are in your academic career, CLEP exams can help you save money and graduate faster—and with SpeedyPrep’s CLEP study guides, you’ll be more prepared to pass your exams than ever before. Get started with SpeedyPrep today!

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