Clep out

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by NavalAcademyCandidate, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. NavalAcademyCandidate

    NavalAcademyCandidate Member

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    Can you clep out of classes at USNA? I'm just wondering if it I should be thinking about taking subject tests, thanks.
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I assume "clep" means validate. Yes, you can validate out of certain courses based either on validation tests or, for some courses, AP scores. The usna.edu site has more info under "Academics."

    There really is no downside to taking the validation tests. Some will debate whether you should "accept" validation. My view is that, if you felt comfortable with the material on the test, you should.
     
  3. 2012mom?

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    The following link will show you the official USNA validation requirements for various subjects:

    http://www.usna.edu/acdean/candidateinfo/USNACourseValidationPolicy.htm

    Please note that the policy specifically mentions AP courses/tests and IB (International Baccalaureate) courses. It does not specifically mention CLEP tests. I suggest that you contact the CGO for clarification before you spend money on the test. In most cases, you will be taking USNA validation tests during Plebe Summer. If you score well on those, you will be able to validate even if you have not taken CLEP.
     
  4. Whistle Pig

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    I'm speculating, but I'd bet a bundle CLEP (College Level Experiential Placement, I think?)will not enable course validation. These are beasts of a different stripe than AP, IB, and validating exams. However, as has been noted, if you've sufficient knowledge level of various subjects you may be able to exempt from specific courses. Again, I would bet not on the exclusive basis of CLEP testing.
     

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