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CLEP NOTES Issue 16 September 2011
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Welcome Home Military

The CLEP® program welcomes home the uniformed men and woman of the armed services. The program is proud of its long-standing service with our military personnel in partnership with DANTES. We encourage colleges and universities to join the CLEP program in promoting its educational benefits, including the fully funded CLEP exams that help military personnel achieve their educational goals.

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Who's Eligible

DANTES funds CLEP exams (one attempt per title) for the following groups:

  • Military personnel (active duty, Reserve, National Guard): Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard and Air National Guard
  • Spouses and civilian employees of: Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Army Reserve and Coast Guard (active and reserve)
  • Department of Defense Acquisition personnel: Eligible only for the following computer-based exams: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Marketing
Get started today

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Military Retest Policy

For eligible military candidates who take a CLEP exam, the $77 exam fee is funded by DANTES for the first attempt per title. If a candidate tests at an on-base or base-sponsored test center, he or she does not have to pay the test center administrative fee. Eligible military candidates should contact the test center of their choice to find out if they are responsible for paying the test center's administrative fee.

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DANTES does not fund the exam fee for a previously funded CLEP exam. If military candidates want to retake a CLEP exam previously funded by DANTES, they need to wait six months and pay the $77 exam fee in addition to the administrative fee required by the test center. The administrative fee is waived if the test center is on base or base-sponsored.

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CLEP Launches YouTube Channel

We are happy to announce the launch of the CLEP YouTube channel. Engaging videos and testimonials from educators like you highlight how CLEP benefits students and institutions. Encourage colleagues, students and parents to visit

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Spring Mini-Conferences

The CLEP program is excited to share the latest research showcasing CLEP's impact on college success, as well as details on how the program helps students and families save money and time to a college degree. Participate in one of our regional mini-conferences this spring.
Register today.

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Visit Us at the Council of College and Military Educators Symposium, Feb. 13-16

We encourage you to attend the Council of College and Military Educators symposium, taking place in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 13 to 16. CCME membership is composed of military educators, civilian educators, postsecondary educational institutions and suppliers of quality education products and services. CCME's mission is to promote and provide educational programs and services and to facilitate communication between the membership and the DoD educational support network.

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CLEP has been a sponsor of the CCME annual symposium for several years. This year, CLEP will exhibit and present concurrent sessions, including:

CLEP Business Exams: Opening a World of Possibilities and Opportunities to Service Members and Veterans in Today's Economy
Feb. 16, 9:30–10:30 a.m.

CLEP Continues to Expand Access to eCBT Exams
Feb. 16, 1:15–2:15 p.m.

Visit us in booth number 417

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Meet Your SAM (Senior Assessment Manager)

The SAMs represent the CLEP and ACCUPLACER programs across the nation. They each bring extensive experience in their work with school districts, higher education, and state and national education policy focused on college readiness and student success. They understand the challenges facing education today and provide guidance, best practices and solutions on behalf of CLEP and ACCUPLACER. Many of you have already met your SAM, but if you have not, then take a moment to learn a little bit about him or her.

Brett Miller

Brett Miller
Western Region

Chantel Reynols

Chantel Reynolds
Southwestern Region

Kathie Montognese

Kathie Montognese
Midwestern Region

Keith Henry

Keith Henry
New England and Middle States Regions

Suzanne McGurk

Suzanne McGurk
Southern Region

Contact information: SAM Map

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