Q: Should I take CLEP’s College Composition or College Composition Modular?
A: It depends on how many credits you want to earn and which college you are transferring the test to. The American Council on Education recommends six credits for College Composition and three credits for College Composition Modular without the optional essay portion and six credits with the essay portion.
Colleges will usually specify on their website which composition test they accept or prefer and how many credits each test is worth. For example, TESU’s CLEP page in the Undergraduate University Catalog shows that TESU does not prefer one test over the other (both tests are accepted) and that College Composition is worth six credits, while Modular is worth three credits.[i]
[i] TESU’s CLEP page in the Undergraduate University Catalog See page 100 in the Undergraduate University Catalog available here: http://www.tesu.edu/current-students/Publications.cfm.