I had “request transcripts” on my to do list for Tuesday. It would be a very simple, straightforward task I was sure. I needed to contact three different places to collect the transcripts for all my testing of the last three years. And have them each send two transcripts: one to Liberty University and one to Thomas Edison State College.
ACE for my ALEKS math credit: This was all online. Very simple and straight forward. I entered my account information, ordered two transcripts, selected the colleges they were going to, entered my payment information, and pushed “order”. I received a receipt in my inbox a few moments later. Total: $30 ($15 per transcript).
CLEP: You have to call CLEP to order transcripts. I spent 6 minutes on the phone listening to menu options. Wow. Finally got to a person and explained to her what I wanted to do. She had to process two separate orders. Which means she had to take my payment information twice! Total: $40 ($20 per transcript).
DSST: Called DSST, only to be told that I have to fill out a form and mail that in. Then they will process it and mail in my transcripts to the colleges. I am working on that form now. Total: $60 ($30 per transcript).
Why can there not be a standard system? Why can CLEP and DSST move their transcript system to online so this would be so much easier? Why do I have to give my Social Security number over the phone, but they can’t give me my CLEP score? Why do each of them have to charge different amounts?
Ah, I don’t know. This is just me ranting… the drama of a CLEP transcript request!
I am officially finished with Introduction to Statistics by ALEKs math!
I’ve been hitting my ALEKS Statistics course hard this week. I’ve been very frustrated with the whole course, to tell the truth. It freezes up, it removes parts of the problems, it shuts down. I’ve switched browsers, I’ve updated this, I’ve updated that. Nothing has really helped.
But, a cup of Chai Latte can fix anything. That, and six episodes of Adventures in Odyssey. 🙂 I love Bernard Walton and Jimmy Barclay.
Thank you, Ms. Jan, for the fun birthday gift last year. I’m nearing the bottom of the jar, but it is helping me concentrate.
March is a month of orange and green. Green is the color of the Catholic saint, Patrick, while orange is traditionally the color of the Protestants. Putting aside the clover, charms, rainbows, and little green men, we’re going to focus on two tests in the month of March.
Studying for the Social Science and History CLEP and working through the ALEKs College Algebra course.
I plan on creating blog posts with practice test suggestions, recommended reading, my thoughts on these tests, and other helpful information. I would appreciate feedback as we work on these two courses!
Has anyone seen this movie? I love it. It has a few *tacky* parts that we skip, but overall the story line is so cute and sweet. And the movie is so quotable.
Like now. “Oh yeah!”
I reached 43% on my Statistics ALEKs assessment on Friday. I gained 20% in a week!
So, I’m studying for four tests at the same time. Last week I took a practice test for each subject, after letting them to push through and finish Algebra. Anyway, here are the results.
- Statistics – took an assessment and scored at 23%. Wonderful news for someone who doesn’t have a clue about statistics.
- Sociology – 49%. Again, thrilled that with no studying that’s my score
- Ethics in America – 40%. Not my strong point. If it was Biblical ethics, that might be different. This, unfortunately, is not.
- and Macroeconomics – 47%. This was disappointing because I had been in the upper 60s a few weeks ago. But I let my other stuff go slightly while I finished up Algebra, so I need to pick them up again.
I have some interesting blog posts planned, so be sure and come back for more next week!
Random fact about me. I don’t know anything about Statistics.
But, by God’s grace, I made scored 19% on my initial assessment with ALEKs Math this morning.
And I’m off on my next 3 credits.
I finished College Algebra!!!
The print is kind of small, but this is my ACE page.
And, across from “College Algebra” is “Pending Organization Review”.
I reached 70%!!!
A quick ALEKs update… I took an assessment today and placed at 68%.
My goal is to finish tomorrow!