CLEP Pass/Fail Suppression

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by tgrusso78, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. tgrusso78

    tgrusso78 New Member

    If I were to fail a CLEP, say Accounting or American Government, then retake it after the 6 month waiting period for the retest to be valid, would I need to suppress collegeboard from sending the failing grade, and specify the latter passing score to transmit to the institution, or would the passing score override the earlier fail?
  2. AGS

    AGS New Member

    depends on the school

    I think it would depend on the school .....some schools may only take the pass while others would look at everything ...
  3. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    When you request transcripts from CLEP, you can request to have the failing exam left off. In other words, only the passing exams would be reflected on the transcript.

  4. tgrusso78

    tgrusso78 New Member

    I know I can suppress scores. My question is, do I need to suppress a score if I fail, wait 6 months, and then pass the same exam. Not an issue yet, hopefully never will be. I was just curious.
  5. eckert16

    eckert16 New Member

    I've taken CLEPs and failed some, didn't bother with supression, and never had any issues from schools.
  6. CoachTurner

    CoachTurner Member

    It depends entirely on what you're using the CLEP scores for and, if for credit, what school is evaluating the scores.

    In most cases, when submitting them for course credit, the decision will be based on "credit is given for passing scores -- no credit for failing scores" with no rules about retests at all. In that case, there is no need to hide a failing score - credit will be awarded for the pass.

    It's possible though that a school might have a "no retests" policy. I'm not familiar with any but it is possible. In that case, of course, you'd want to hide the failing result.

    You just have to become familiar with the policy of the school in question.

    If you're using the exams as an example of your abilities presented to a certifying board (some will accept CLEP when you don't have a required degree) -- then you'll likely want to hide the lower and irrelevant scores.

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