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Testing out of Courses is a Good Thing

According to a 2009-2010 US Census press release, 19 million students are pursuing a college degree, with 36 percent attending school part-time. For the part-time student, testing out of courses and completing college credit by examination is a great alternative. As someone who tested out of general education subjects while in college, I appreciate the option of completing college credit by examination since it allowed me to focus on my core classes for my degree.

Of course, having the “college experience” is important, too. But for students who have work, family and personal obligations or for military students serving our country, having the choice to test out of classes is especially appealing. It allows for more flexibility and the opportunity to get a head start on their degree and their potential professional career. 

iStudySmart.com offers over 60 courses to assist students in completing college credit by examination through CLEP, DSST (formerly known as DANTES) and ECE exams. From business to nursing to English and other general education courses, iStudySmart.com’s wide variety of courses helps students work toward their academic and professional goals.

Testing out of college classes shouldn’t be seen as a way of “rushing” through college. Instead, it offers an alternative to the non-traditional student with other responsibilities looking to earn their college degree and venture into their desired career field.

*Source: 2009-2010 US Census Press Release –

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