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8481-CLEP for Military Personnel
Posted for Student Affairs by Matthew Ceballos on Dec, 20 2012
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Use your military experience to earn college credit. The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers you the opportunity to earn up to 12 college credits by passing any of 33 exams. There are 2,900 colleges and universities in the United States that will recognize your comprehensive subject knowledge acquired through course work, independent study, cultural pursuits, travel, special interests, military service schools, and professional development.

To assist military personnel in meeting their educational goals, the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) funds CLEP exams for eligible military service members and eligible civilian employees.

Who Is Eligible For Military-Funded CLEP Exams?

CLEP exams are free to the following eligible military personnel and eligible civilian employees. Military veterans can seek reimbursement from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for CLEP exams and fees.

  • Military personnel (Active Duty and Reserve) - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army and Air National Guard.
  • Eligible civilian employees and spouses of participating Reserve Component and Coast Guard personnel.
  • Department of Defense Acquisition Personnel (only eligible for the following computer-based exams: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Marketing).

Click here Military-Funded CLEP Exams: Eligibility Chart for more information regarding eligibility.

CLEP Preparation

Visit Preparation Resources for Military Service Members to learn about more ways to get ready for the CLEP exam.