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CLEP NOTES Issue 21 July 2012
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CLEP Price Increase $80

As of July 1, 2012, the CLEP® exam fee is $80. We are sensitive to the current economic conditions, both for our students and for the institutions we serve. While we always strive to keep our costs to a minimum, this price increase is necessary to maintain and continue developing a valid and reliable testing program that helps students reach their educational goals.


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CLEP exam fees help support a range of activities to assist students and professionals. In the past year, we have launched a number of new initiatives and tools, including:

We encourage you to share the new fee with all staff and faculty responsible for advising students about CLEP. Please be sure to also check the numeric and written amounts on student checks or money orders submitted for payment.

All CLEP marketing materials, now reflect the new exam fee. Visit our CLEP Free Materials portal to place your order today.



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Important Announcement at the National College Testing Association Conference

The 13th annual conference of the National College Testing Association will take place Aug. 1–4 in Minneapolis, Minn.

The College Board will host a two-hour session for CLEP test center administrators on Aug. 1 from 8 to 10 a.m. to discuss program highlights and critical future initiatives. At this preconference session, CLEP will also make a very important announcement that will affect all test center administrators in the coming year.

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We encourage you to participate.

Register online

Registration instructions: Once you are logged in to the website, please select 2012 Conference, and then Sponsor Workshops. At the 8–10 a.m. College Board sessions, select Marie Maher to register for the CLEP pre-conference session.



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CLEP in the News

Catch the latest highlights about CLEP in the news around the nation. CLEP continues to be a proven solution to save students money while helping them achieve their college goals.

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Ky. Education Council Guarantees State College Credit for AP Courses

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education recently adopted a statewide policy that will mandate that the state's four-year public universities and two-year community and technical colleges will offer college credit through the College Board's Advanced Placement® and CLEP programs.

CLEP Your Way to a College Degree

Saycampuslife provides students with tips on how to take advantage of CLEP exams.



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New Brochure for Service Members

A new brochure is available that provides detailed information to military service members on how the CLEP exam can help further their academic and career goals. It guides them through the registration process and test center locations so they can complete a CLEP exam at no cost. The brochure also includes important information on testing policies.

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To order free copies of this brochure and additional CLEP publications for distribution on your campus, visit our Free CLEP Materials site.

CLEP Milatary Brochure

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CLEP Policy Updates

We have received CLEP policy updates from several institutions — thank you if you have already sent yours in. If you have not, please take a moment to update your institution's CLEP policy information via the CLEP Policy Form, to provide the best service and most current information to prospective CLEP test-takers.

In the coming weeks, the CLEP team will make sure that all policy changes are reflected on the College Search site.

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Did You Know?

It's not news that our nation's demographics are shifting and Americans from Hispanic/Latino backgrounds are one of the fastest-growing segments of our population. The CLEP program has responded to the needs of these students, and this past year the CLEP Spanish language exam volume experienced an unprecedented 6% growth.

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DoD Worldwide Education Symposium
July 23–27, 2012
Las Vegas, Nev.


National Association of College Advisors (NACADA)
October 4–7, 2012
Nashville, TN


To learn more about CLEP conferences visit our News & Events page.


Update your CLEP policy

Access the Policy Form on our website to update your institution's CLEP policy.

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