Anyone ever take a clep test for General Biology?

  1. I'm planning on returning to college full-time this Fall and wanted to take A&P I. However, BIO 110-general Biology, is a pre-requisite for that class. My college does offer a clep test for BIO 110 and I'm thinking of taking it to see if I can test out of that class. Has anyone on this board taken this clep test? If so, was it really hard?

    I took all my Paramedic classes through the same college and we covered A LOT of general biology in those classes. I also took an A&P class which was required for my Paramedic License, but it doesn't transfer over to the nursing program. I think I have a pretty good background and would be able to pass the test with a little brush up studying, but just wanted to get some other opinions.

    Thanks!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   jessjoy
    Hi there! About four years ago when I was in the military I took the General Biology CLEP. I passed and ended up getting 5 credits which I got to use as electives in my nursing program. I did not do any studying for the test, I just went in with what I remembered from High school. I personally thought the test was very easy but that was four years ago and I am sure it has changed some since then. I say go for it. If I can pass it, I am sure you can!! Good luck
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by paramedic52
    i'm planning on returning to college full-time this fall and wanted to take a&p i. however, bio 110-general biology, is a pre-requisite for that class. my college does offer a clep test for bio 110 and i'm thinking of taking it to see if i can test out of that class. has anyone on this board taken this clep test? if so, was it really hard?

    i took all my paramedic classes through the same college and we covered a lot of general biology in those classes. i also took an a&p class which was required for my paramedic license, but it doesn't transfer over to the nursing program. i think i have a pretty good background and would be able to pass the test with a little brush up studying, but just wanted to get some other opinions.

    thanks!
    i took the class. since you have had a "form" of the class, why not try to clep out of it.

    welcome to the board and all the best to you.[color]
  5. by   paramedic52
    Thank you both for replying. I did stop by my local library and checked out some bio. books just to brush up! LOL! I figured it can't hurt me to get a little studying in before taking the test! Thanks again!

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