Frequent Question Is the CLEP Official Study Guide worth it?

The CLEP Individual Exam Guides provide all the content in the Official Study Guide, but for only one specific exam. If you plan to take only one or two CLEP exams, we recommend purchasing an Individual Study Guide. If you plan to take more than two exams, consider purchasing the CLEP Official Study Guide.

Does CLEP give you a study guide?

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The CLEP Official Study Guide covers all 34 CLEP exam topics in one comprehensive book. It includes practice questions for all exams, exam descriptions, information on getting credit for CLEP, and test-taking tips and strategies.

Are all CLEP exams the same?

Many CLEP exams are designed to correspond to one- semester courses. Some, however, correspond to one to two years of study. At most colleges, students earn three credits for a one-semester course and six credits for a full-year course. Exams are approximately 90 minutes and consist mainly of multiple-choice questions.

Which history CLEP is easiest?

Easiest and Hardest CLEP Exams

Exam Civilian Pass Rate (2017) Military Pass Rate (2019)
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present 56% 38%
Financial Accounting 55% 14%
Calculus 53% 34%
College Algebra 52% 24%

Do you get study guides in college?

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They may have provided prepared study guides or even the exact questions they would ask. Although college instructors also want you to be successful, they don’t give students as much study help.

Are CLEP tests hard?

#4 Overestimating CLEP Difficulty

Thankfully, CLEP tests are actually easily passed by anyone willing to put in the study time and effort. I’ve personally talked with hundreds of CLEP students from high schoolers to adult learners who have successfully passed and earned college credit.

Does CLEP affect GPA?

CLEP exams have no effect on your grade point average—all they do is allow you to receive course credit. That means any passing grade on a CLEP test earns you the same amount of college credit—no matter if you get a “C” or an “A” on the exam.

How long should you study for CLEP?

Depending on your learning style, studying for a CLEP exam could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. As a general rule, the more time you have to study, the better. Keep a calendar and block out an hour or two every day or every other day to devote to studying for your exam.

Is CLEP multiple-choice?

Overview of the Exams

Most CLEP exams are designed to correspond to one-semester courses, although some tests correspond to full-year or two-year courses. The format of most questions is multiple choice.

What is the most difficult CLEP exam?

Calculus is the hardest math CLEP, for almost everyone. Unless you’re a math wiz, it’s also one of the hardest CLEP exams among all the subject categories. Precalculus is harder than College Mathematics and Algebra, but not as advanced as Calculus.

Is CLEP easier than AP?

CLEP vs AP Test Difficulty: Which is Harder? According to May 2019 pass rate data, students may have found AP exams more difficult. CLEP exams had a 68% pass rate while AP exams had a 65% pass rate. However, there were many more AP examinees than CLEP test takers.

Can you cheat on a CLEP test?

Unauthorized reproduction of any CLEP exam, in part or in whole, is prohibited. Violators will be subject to prosecution to the full extent of the law.

Do study guides actually help?

The study guide will not be effective unless it is something they will actually refer back to and use (although even the process of making them is helpful). For lower-level students, the first one can be especially hard.

Are study guides effective?

Study guides assist students’ learning
they can highlight important concepts
they improve comprehension
they help students organize information
and they assist students’ metacognition by enabling them to check for understanding, helping students know when to alter their reading rates, and assisting students …

How do I make a final exam study guide?

How to Create a Successful Study Guide

  1. Start by organizing your notes. You’ll want to organize the information in your study guide in a way that makes sense to you.
  2. Practice essay questions.
  3. Make a vocabulary section.
  4. Handwrite it – don’t type it.
  5. Make it personal.

What happens if you fail a CLEP test?

So what happens to your old score if you retake the exam? If you fail, the College Board will keep your failed score until you retake the test. The next time you attempt the test, they will replace your old score with your new score. After that, the College Board won’t have any trace of your first failed score.

Do CLEP scores expire?

CLEP test scores don’t expire but the College Board only holds onto your scores for 20 years. Some universities require that they receive your CLEP transcripts directly from the College Board, others will accept them from you.

What are the easiest classes to CLEP?

9 Easiest CLEP Exams Ranked

  1. Analyzing and Interpreting Literature.
  2. College Composition / College Composition Modular.
  3. Spanish, French, or German.
  4. Information Systems and Computer Applications.
  5. Introductory Sociology.
  6. College Mathematics.
  7. Social Studies and History.
  8. Principles of Marketing.