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Ron Paul Curriculum Tip of the Week – November 30, 2013 SAT or CLEP?
Colleges use the SAT and ACT exams to guess how well a high school student will do in college.
If a student applies with (say) five CLEP exams, with scores over 50, that student has proved that he can do college-level work. There is hardly any guessing. He will enter as a sophomore.
The SAT or ACT score then becomes a formality.
Bradley Fish, who teaches half a dozen courses in this site, used a combination of CLEP exams and distance learning upper division to quiz out of college. He got his B.A. degree in the month he turned 18.
The SAT and ACT exams are for students who do things the conventional — way too expensive — way. There are better ways.
If you’re going to cram, cram for a CLEP, not the SAT.
Here’s how it works.
i agree completely with this assessment of CLEP vs ACT/SAT. ALWAYS CLEP out of courses. AP exams (Advanced Placement) are an alternative also. Get those silly, baseline courses out of the way at leas — without spending hundreds, if not thousands, for each course.