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Posted: October 05, 2020


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New program through state education department offers free college classes to NH high school students

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The New Hampshire Department of Education launched a new program to offer high school students free online college courses.

The department is partnering with the nonprofit, Modern States, to give students a chance to earn High School and college credit at the same time.

Modern States will pay for 1,000 college-level examination program tests, which could save students as much as $1.5 million in college tuition.

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Free tests for college credit offered in N.H.

By David Brooks

Up to 1,000 New Hampshire students can get free college-entrance tests under the state’s partnership with a philanthropic effort to offer free online courses that can be used for high school and college credit.

Under the partnership announced Monday, the Department of Education said called Modern States Education Alliance will pay for up to 1,000 students to take College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. CLEP tests, like advanced-placement tests, which can be used in place of college courses, saving students money.

Those tests are accepted for credit at 2,900 colleges and universities across the country, including the University System of New Hampshire and the state’s Community College System. Several private colleges in New Hampshire also accept CLEP results for credit, including New England College in Henniker.

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