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During my high school years I did not plan to go to college so I took a two year stenographer’s course in high school to prepare to be a secretary. However…
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However, I changed my mind and at the age of 20 was attending a technical school from which I transferred to a university in another state.
It took me eight years to get my four year degree because I had to work my way through. While I did get financial aid I still ended up taking out loans that probably amounted to around $4000, if I remember right – which is a drop in the bucket compared to what many students are going into debt for.
To save money and/or to get done quicker I did things like:
- take community-college classes,
- take intensives (where you cram one course into a week or two of full-time days)
- and I took and passed a CLEP exam.
Let’s talk about that last one.
What is CLEP?
Let me tell you that I love CLEP! Like I mentioned above, while attending a university many years ago I took the humanities CLEP, to be exact, and passed earning six credits towards my degree and getting out of two classes!
Not only did CLEP save me time, it also saved me a lot of money. CLEP exams are Prior-Learning Assessments (PLAs), meaning they test your understanding of information on particular subjects.
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers more than 30 exams you can take to help you get through your college education quicker and for less money. Study.com presents the material in several different ways and at a pace that best suits each person’s needs and to help you master the material on the CLEP exam.
Prepare for the CLEP exam and more! See Study.com’s list of CLEP Study Guides here.
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- and those needing to prepare for Teacher Certification
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Looking for a new career?
Or wanting to help your teenager find a career but not sure what’s out there?
Study.com has a list of careers you can browse and explore. You really should check it out. I’ll be looking at it with my teen.
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- Learn on your own schedule and earn your certificate in under two weeks.
Whether you’re a lifelong learner who wants to demonstrate your expertise by earning a Certificate of Completion or a teacher seeking fresh, alternative educational resources to supplement their classes or a student looking for homework help or flexible tutoring options – do it through Study.com!
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Why do over 30 million students and teachers trust Study.com?
- Study.com offers additional course credits from home at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional college/universities.
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- Practice quizzes are available for you to see which topics you’re solid on and what areas you need to work on.
- You can get a personalized study plan to help you maximize your score.
So let’s recap.
Are your college days way behind you and you wish you could supplement your degree or better or your career options?
Are you homeschooling your kids and need looking for an online option?
Do you need that GED?
I was given a complimentary membership to try Study.com for myself and I think I may work on a couple certificates to add more skills to my resume. I’m excited about this option!
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