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  1. Verify that you are eligible by completing our application. Students in the Classes of 2020 - 2028 from over 105 NYC high schools are included.

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  2. Create your Modern States account

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  3. See which courses your college of interest will accept for credit and enroll in courses accordingly; you can take more than one at a time if you would like.

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  4. Courses prepare you for CLEP exams accepted for credit at over 2,900 colleges and universities – including SUNY and some CUNY schools. Passing the CLEP exam for each course you take is how you earn the college credit.

  5. Request a voucher and then register to take CLEP exam(s) at an authorized testing center.

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  6. Request reimbursement for test center fees paid while taking the CLEP exam.

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NYC x FYFF Courses

Spanish Language
College Algebra
College Composition
History of the United States I
Introductory Psychology
American Government
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
History of the United States II
Introductory Sociology
Principles of Macroeconomics
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