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CLEP Exams

Has anyone here taken a CLEP before? If so, what can I realistically expect?

I had French in high school, and although I made it through 3 years, I'm a little rusty. (It's been about 10 years since my last French class.) My college has a foreign language requirement. Sooooo...I'm hoping I can study now and then during the semester, cram during winter break and test out of the minimum requirements for my major. My biggest concern is that it might be more stress than it's worth, but the thought of getting 8 credits for basically doing nothing is like the ol' carrot on a stick. (Our foreign languages are two regular lectures plus a lab/recitation period, hence the four credits instead of three.) I don't want to take the courses if I can avoid it because I'm afraid I'll get into them and everything will come rushing back to me. Hey, if I can pick French right back up, I'd rather have the extra room in my schedule, you know?

I purchased a few study guides a long while ago, but I honestly don't think we touched much of the information in them. I'm looking for a "real person's" perspective on the exams instead of just a ton of dry info.

In my situation, do you think they are worth the preparation involved?

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, here is some information on the CLEP examinations:

About the College Level Examination Program
CLEP Test Centers
CLEP Exam Study Guide
How to Prepare for the CLEP Exam
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