Competitive Exam Offering Profile
|INTENDED STUDENT AUDIENCES||International, |
high school, home-school, college, adult learners, and military
|Adult learners, EC students and prospects, military, international, other college students||Military, college students, adult learners||HS students, military, adult learners, international, college students|
|EXAMS||All lower level||Upper and lower level||Upper and lower level||All lower level|
|TEST FORMAT||CBT||CBT||CBT and limited paper/pencil||CBT and limited paper/pencil|
|EXAM FEE||$85 3 credits – 6 credits||$95-$375 3 credits – 8 credits Free for military (DANTES funded) until 9/30/2011||$80 (+ site fee which may vary, typically $15) Free for military (DANTES funded)||$77 (+ site fee which may vary, typically $15-$20) Free for military (DANTES funded)|
|LEARNING RESOURCES||Content guides are free for and available for each exam Practice exams are $18 for 1 or 2 hour/$30 for MY Access! online learning tool for 90 days||Content guides are free and available for each exam Practice exams are $25 for two pairs of two forms and $75 for two 100- item tests||$5 for one day or 2 attempts||Exam guides are $10 for each subject; Complete CLEP study guide is $24.95 for all exams|
|RETEST POLICY||60 days after first attempt, 120 days after second/and or subsequent attempt. Military must wait 180 days (until 9/30/2011)||60 days after first attempt, 120 days after second/and or subsequent attempt Military must wait 180 days(until 9/30/3011)||6 months||6 months|
|TEST LOCATIONS||Nearly 4000 Pearson testing centers around the globe- many are located at colleges and university campuses||Nearly 4000 Pearson testing centers around the globe||1900 College and University campuses||1700 College and University campuses|
|EXAM LENGTH||2 hours||2-3 hours||Up to 2 hours||90 minutes|
|SCORES||Immediate results||Immediate results||Immediate if CBT/4 weeks if paper/pencil||Immediate|
|TRANSCRIPTS||Free if no academic history with EC/$12 for students with EC record. Exams are transcripted as letter grades A-F(noD) on official EC college transcripts. College credit is awarded from EC.||$12 - Exams are transcripted as letter grades A- F on official EC college transcripts. College credit is awarded from EC.||Free Score Report if test taker indicates score recipients at the time of exam OR $30 if requested after exam is taken.||Free Score Report if test taker indicates score recipients at the time of exam OR $30 if requested after exam is taken.|
|COLLEGES ACCEPTING EXAMS AS CREDIT||Approx 200||Approx . 1,600||Nearly 2,000||2,900|
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