They are losing tuition money.
Plain and simple. Colleges and universities that accept CLEP are losing money on tuition by accepting the credit. And they feel that they need a new bronze sculpture, athletic team or building that you should have to contribute to. And since they feel so strongly, they are not going to go out of their way to tell you about CLEP – because it costs them money.
You are not being taught “their way”.
More than a few educators like playing “God” in the classroom, and when you test out, you are removing yourself from that situation. They may feel that each student taking a Humanities class should leave having read three Shakespeare plays and watched five. Well, we will let you know where to focus your study efforts so that you can test out in the least amount of time possible.
You are not buying books at the bookstore.
Back to the money. When you don’t pay for a class at the school, you aren’t buying a book from the school. And did you ever notice how many college professors write the books that they require for the class?
You are not following the standard plan.
A well run business is like a machine, and a college campus is typically a good machine for turning out smart and successful students. When you mess with their plans and work outside the system, it puts kinks into their carefully thought out matriculation process.
They’ve never heard of it.
As always, people fear things that they do not understand. So an academic advisor not familiar with CLEP may just brush you off, put you in another direction, or not even bring it up at all…because they’ve never heard of it.
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