Inver Hills Top 100 National Test Center

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Students Walking on Campus

College Board recognizes Inver nationally for 2016–2017

The College Board ranked Inver Hills Community College as one of the nation’s Top 100 National Test Centers for administering CLEP exams for 2016–2017. Developed by the College Board, which is also responsible for the AP, PSAT/NMSQT and SAT exams, the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) has earned distinction for more than four decades as the optimum credit-by-examination program in the country. CLEP is accepted by nearly 3,000 colleges and universities. The exams are administered at more than 1,800 test centers nationwide.

CLEPThe Top 100 National Test Centers administering the most CLEP exams are recognized each year by the College Board, which stated: “We are proud to work with dedicated and inspiring educators who are committed to promoting access to higher education for all students. We take this opportunity to commend these test centers of an outstanding job and to publicly recognize their efforts.”

According to the College Board, “CLEP exam-takers include adults just entering or returning to school, military service members and traditional college students. CLEP test centers maintain the integrity of the overall testing process in a professional manner. They are integral to students having access to CLEP exams.”

CLEP exams test mastery of college-level material acquired in a variety of ways, including:

  • General academic instructions
  • Significant independent study
  • Extracurricular work

Inver Hills CLEP Test Center

The College-Level Examination Program, or CLEP, provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses.

Two types of CLEP exams are offered: general exams and specific subject exams. CLEP exams are only recommended for students with advanced knowledge in subject fields not usually acquired in typical high school curricula.

Through CLEP testing, students may be awarded credit for equivalent Inver Hills classes in composition and literature, social sciences, math and science, world languages and business. See the CLEP Exam Credit Equivalency Chart for a grid showing courses, minimum scores, credits awarded and Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) requirements. To learn more, visit the Inver Hills CLEP Test Center online.

CLEP testing offers students of any age the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses.

Wendy Robinson, vice president of student affairs at the college, reported that Inver Hills was one of only two colleges in Minnesota recognized by the College Board.

“We are pleased that Inver Hills has once again been recognized as one of the best schools in the country offering students the opportunity to earn college credit via the CLEP test,” Wendy said. “Every year, hundreds of students, including many of our adult learners, are able to save valuable time and money by demonstrating mastery of subjects like biology, psychology, math and English.”

Wendy added that nearly 20 percent of the CLEP tests taken in Minnesota happen at Inver Hills Community College.

“That’s a figure we’re obviously proud of,” she  said. “Inver Hills continues to be committed to making sure our students reach their personal and academic goals. Staying atop lists like this is just another way we measure our success in serving students.”

To learn more about student affairs and CLEP Testing at Inver Hills, contact:

Wendy Robinson
Vice President of Student Affairs

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