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College Level Examination Program
DANTES and PEP
Credit by Examination
Certified Administrative Professional
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program. Taking CLEP exams can shorten the time it takes to earn your degree, can allow you to skip general introductory courses, and can even satisfy a proficiency requirement by demonstrating that you've already mastered the content. CLEP exams can reduce the number of courses you need to graduate, saving hundreds of dollars in tuition. CLEP Website
A student may earn credits for State designated courses by successfully completing Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) examinations. Once credit is awarded, the student may not repeat the course for a letter grade. No credit is awarded if credit for the same course has already been earned. * NOTE: To see course equivalencies and related information, refer to www.flvc.org.
NOTE: Credit earned through credit-by-examination may not be counted toward the requirement that students complete at least 25% of the credit hours applicable to a degree in residence at the college.
HCC will award 12 semester hours of credit to students who have passed the Certified Administrative Professional exam and earned the designation “CAP.” For further information, contact the Dean of Associate in Sciences or the Program Director.