Want colleges to recruit you? Take this test!

Service members already use credit-by-exam tests as a shortcut to a college degree. Soon, the tests could function as a shortcut to college admissions, as well.

Starting as soon as January, the College Level Examination Program test, or CLEP, will allow troops the option to share their test results with participating schools, as well as nonprofit organizations that offer services to military students.

If your test scores impress schools, recruiters could come calling. And strong CLEP scores can earn you college credit toward your degree before you even set foot in a classroom.

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