UNCW’s Camp Lejeune Extension Ranks in CLEP Top 100 Testing Sites

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Camp Lejeune extension ranked among the top 100 sites offering the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests in 2014-15.

The College Board recognizes the campuses that administer the most CLEP exams annually. The Base Education Testing Center gave 296 CLEP tests, allowing students to earn academic credits for what they learned through independent study, work experience or service in the military. UNCW was the only school in North Carolina recognized in the top 100 for 2014-15.

“We are pleased so many people are taking advantage of the opportunity to earn college credit through the Camp Lejeune extension,” Provost Marilyn Sheerer said. “UNCW makes it a priority to help students obtain a degree as cost-effectively as possible and to get academic credit for knowledge gained through life and work experience. The base testing center makes CLEP and other exams more accessible to active-duty Marines and others connected with Camp Lejeune.”

The testing center surveys every student to continually improve its service, and feedback has been positive. The usual CLEP fee is waived for active-duty service members.

-- Tricia Vance