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120B.131 COLLEGE-LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP).
    Subdivision 1. Program structure. The college-level examination program (CLEP) offered
by the College Board provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level
achievement and receive college credit or advanced standing through a program of examinations
in undergraduate college courses. Schools must provide information about CLEP and the
opportunity to receive college credit from a Minnesota postsecondary institution to students
successfully completing a college-level course.
    Subd. 2. Reimbursement for examination fees. The state may reimburse college-level
examination program (CLEP) fees for a Minnesota public or nonpublic high school student
who has successfully completed one or more college-level courses in high school in the subject
matter of each examination in the following subjects: composition and literature, mathematics
and science, social sciences and history, foreign languages, and business and humanities. The
state may reimburse each student for up to six examination fees. The commissioner shall establish
application procedures and a process and schedule for fee reimbursements. The commissioner
must give priority to reimburse the CLEP examination fees of students of low-income families.
    Subd. 3. College credit. The colleges and universities of the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities system must award, and the University of Minnesota and private postsecondary
institutions are encouraged to award, college credit to high school students who receive a
satisfactory score on a CLEP examination under this section. The commissioner, in consultation
with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, shall set a passing score for college credits.
History: 1Sp2005 c 5 art 2 s 16; 2006 c 263 art 2 s 5