Your goals are within reach with credit by exam

Test out of college courses so you can get ahead and reach your career goals.

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How It Works

Going to college can feel overwhelming – especially if you’re balancing school with work and family. At Achieve, we’ve got your back with services that help minimize the stress while you work toward your goals.

Step One

Plan with experts

Achieve fills in education gaps without burdening you with busywork. Save time and money by designing an achievable path to your degree in accelerated nursing programs, business programs, and more using the credit by exam system. With no waitlists or application process, you’ll be able to fit education within your life and budget. 

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Step Two

Prep with support

Our CLEP and DSST exam prep courses help you test out of introductory college courses and earn college credit that can be transferred to the accredited school of your choice. Attend online test prep courses from the comfort of home. Receive expert support from live instructors. Connect with a community of like-minded adult students. Our prep courses fit into your life because we cut out excessive coursework.

Step Three

Pass proficiency test

Once you complete a test prep course, find a test center near you to schedule and take your CLEP or DSST exam. You’ll test out of college courses and earn up to 3 credits for each passed exam. We’re committed to your success – so much so that we’ll allow you to retake the course for free in the event you don’t pass.

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Step Four

Transfer credits

More than 2,900 accredited colleges nationwide accept credit from CLEP or DSST exams. We research credit-by-exam guidelines, guide you through the credit transfer process, and even help you transfer previously earned college credits. Then, you’ll complete your final course requirements through your chosen school.

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How Achieve helped me pass my CLEP exam

Gervais

CNA to RN

Gervais

CNA to RN

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How I’m earning my RN despite not having a college campus nearby

Kory

PARAMEDIC to RN

Kory

PARAMEDIC to RN

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How I’m moving from LPN to RN as a working mother of two

Natalya

LPN to RN

Natalya

LPN to RN

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Daeton

DENTAL HYGIENIST

Daeton

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Ashlie

LPN to BSN

Ashlie

LPN to BSN

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Take your next step

No matter where you are in your journey, we have options for you. Get connected with an Educator Advisor to learn more and get your questions answered.

Take the first step

Find out how to use innovative learning solutions to finish your degree requirements faster. Why not take the next step and see if you’re a good candidate for our credit by exam program.

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