Anascholastic Institute

Lumerit & CLEP

A friend of ours writes on her experience with CLEP and Lumerit. 

I've been in the process of slowly getting my degree for a few years, as I have the money and time. I started by taking a few CLEPs in areas that I knew I was already competent in: Spanish, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, and English Composition. Self-motivation is difficult for me, so I signed up for Lumerit Education (formerly CollegePlus) to keep going.

Lumerit has changed some since I was with them, but they are essentially the master "Do College Cheaper and Faster" guide. They will help you create a degree plan (invaluable) with all of the tests and courses you will need to graduate through your final college with your degree of choice, and assign you an academic life coach who guides you as you gain those credits. I had the world's best coach, and she enhanced my life spiritually and academically. She left Lumerit a few months before I did, and my new coach was nothing like her which changed my whole experience. So, getting a coach that suits your needs and wants is pretty vital for a good experience with Lumerit! Thankfully, they paired me up really well on my admissions call. Just be honest with them about what sort of coaching style you need.

Now I'm taking online courses and TECEPs through Thomas Edison State University where I plan to graduate with a BA in Communications. I applied there last year, received my Lumerit Scholar discount on tuition, and transferred all of my credits. Then, I took a year off school and restarted when the required enrollment date came by again. College has been accessible for me, because I’ve always fit it into my life as it suits and can be affordable.