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How to Save time and money in college by getting "Credit by Exam".

Save lots of time and money in college by testing out of courses. Tests like CLEP, DANTES, ECE, PSEOP, CCPlus and taking AP classes.

If you are just beginning college or planning to start attending college, you can save a lot of college time and money by getting as many credits as you can by doing "credits by exam." This is especially true for your general classes.

So if you are just waiting for a college application to be approved or just idling around all summer, you can take some of these exams for less than $100.00 and get about 3-4 college credits for it.

Here are some of the Exams you can take to earn college credits:

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
Excelsior College Exams (ECE)

Most colleges accept these credits but it is good to still verify that your specific college will accept them for credit.

Apart from saving money by getting credits without paying for college for them, earning these credits will enhance your "college experience" when you get to college. This is because it lighten the students course load of classes to take and hence give him/her more time to experience other things in college. It also gives the student more time to take elective credits.

Another way you can earn college credits for cheap or for free is to take them in a community college for free though their high school. If you are really smart, you can also take Advanced Placement Classes and do Dual Enrollment in high school and this will make it possible for you to graduate with an Associate Degree very early and cheaply.

Note that these courses from community colleges also transfer to other State colleges even out of state and this will also save a lot of money if you end up saving lots of money.

You can also take advantage of your State's Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) and College Credit Plus (CCPlus), in addition to taking Advanced Placement classes and this will save you up to two years of college. This in turn saves you lots of money.