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Is There Life After CLEP? (Part 1)

by Bruce Micheals

Since 1994, the College Level examination program (CLEP) has been one of the best options for incarcerated students to accrue transferable college credits, but that will change as of 2012 when CLEP will no longer be available in paper an:1 pencil format. According to Mary Hoag, school principal at Lakeland Correctional Facility, the College Board (the company that provides CLEP) will be using a digital format which is unavailable to most prisoners. “Students have until October 1, 2011, to pay for the CLEP exams they want and until December 31, 2011, to complete the exams. After that, CLEP exams will only be available by computer,” said Hoag in b late summer meeting with this writer.

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