TESC, according to the current exam chart (which can be found in the files area of the yahoogroups page) accepts
BOTH versions of this exam. However, you can receive 6 credits for the version with the essays (College Composition) and
only 3 for the version without (College Composition Modular).
The new College Comp has TWO mandatory essays, vs. the old ONE ESSAY requirement. The old Freshman comp has morphed into
College Comp Modular, allowing the college more power to determine if an essay is required, where the questions will come
from, and who will score that essay. This is something the colleges likely love.
My personal preference is the College
Composition with the two essays.
Here's the breakdown:
College Composition (most similar to the old CLEP English comp, but now has TWO MANDATORY essays)
mandatory essays scored by CLEP (College English faculty from throughout the country score the essays via an online scoring
system.) Essays to be written in 70 minutes (for a total testing time of 120 minutes).
*approximately 50 multiple-choice
items to be answered in 50 minutes
*Students usually receive their scores one to two weeks after testing.
Composition Modular - college scores the OPTIONAL essay
*may be supplemented either with an essay section provided
by CLEP and scored by the college, or an essay section provided and scored by the college. This exam is intended for colleges
that want a valid, reliable multiple-choice assessment and greater local control over the direct writing assessment.
multiple-choice questions to be answered in 90 minutes, and depending on the option chosen, two essays to be written in 70
minutes. Some colleges may opt to provide their own locally scored writing assessment.
College Composition Modular
- NO ESSAY REQUIRED BY EPC - ONLY WORTH 3 CREDITS
*NO ESSAY REQUIRED BY COLLEGE
*90 multiple-choice questions to be
answered in 90 minutes
College board links: