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Aug 9, 2008
Taking the full four or five years to complete a college degree and enjoying all the activities of being a fulltime student can be a wonderful experience. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to do that however as they need to finish college fast and start making some money.

A person who holds down a full time job and can not afford to quit working in order to go back to school is a good example. A person serving in the military is another example of someone who would not likely be able to go to college on a fulltime basis.

If one of the above is your situation or something else that stops you from going to college full time do not worry, you have other options. While it is true you may miss some or all of the campus based college experience, you will still be able to complete a degree program.

The first thing you may be thinking is online or distance education programs. Yes those can be great ways to get a college degree without being on campus and giving you flexibility to do so.

To finish as fast as you can it may require additional steps as well. In case you are not aware there are tests that if you successfully pass them (and there are study guides) you may not be required to then complete certain college classes. Completing one or several of these tests could save you money and time.

The CLEP or College Level Examination Program is one of these tests. Some colleges allow you to earn up to 12 credit hours from a CLEP exam. Some colleges also use these as a part of admissions. Remember however to check with the college you want to earn your degree from to make sure they accept CLEP exams as each college has different policies.

Some examples of the CLEP exams you can take include Accounting, American Government, American Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, and more.

Now you should be able to see that you may be able to earn a degree faster by using the CLEP exams to reduce the number of college courses you will need to take. You may also save time by using either an online college or distance learning program (assuming they accept CLEP). Do not rule out campus based programs also as many know offer a lot of flexibility as well.
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To help you pass use CLEP study guides so you only need to take the test one time. Then you will be on your way to a bachelor degree before you know it.
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