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What does CLEP stand for?

CLEP stands for Credit for Life Experience (college credit)

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Measure would give credit to sheriffs SALEM - Oregon legislators plan to give 70-year-old Sheriff Bob Skipper the equivalent of credit for life experience - he won't have to redo basic training.
A diploma mill is a college or university that operates primarily to make money, often offering college credit for life experience rather than formal education.
If testing your brains out is not your thing, you can still shave off thousands of dollars from the escalating cost of college tuition in other ways: concurrent enrollment in college and high school; correspondence courses and distance learning courses available on audio- and videotapes, online, television and combinations thereof; credit for foreign academic experience; and credit for life experience learning, which is now awarded through most nontraditional or independent study degree programs.
EVS 5--Student Development The student development standard mandates that "academic credit for life experience and previous work experience must not be given in whole or in part, in lieu of the field practicum or of courses in the professional foundation areas specified in the Curriculum Policy Statement" (CSWE, 1994, EVS 5.
Spanning five to six years, this program also grants credit for life experience gained through job and workshops.