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Graduation Home Stretch

Graduation Home Stretch

Time to dust off the books and finish this degree!  Once you’ve hit the graduation home stretch it’s a little easier to slow down, but you have to finish strong.  You have to run as fast across the finish line as you started out. So here’s what I have left to accomplish before I can graduate: [ ] Western Civ 1 (CLEP) [ ] Western Civ 2 (CLEP) [ ] World Religions (DSST) [ ] Organizational Behavior (DSST) [ ] Soviet Union (DSST)…

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How to Schedule a CLEP Test

How to Schedule a CLEP Test

Scheduling a CLEP exam used to be as easy as calling your proctor, telling her what exam you were going to take, and picking a day.  Now, thanks to some revisions by CollegeBoard, there are a few more steps to take before you can go CLEP a class.  So here is a basic rundown on how to schedule a CLEP exam. Visit the CLEP CollegeBoard website  Once there, register for your chosen exam.  Note that you will need to create…

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What is the College Composition CLEP?

What is the College Composition CLEP?

  So just what is the College Composition CLEP?  In July of 2010 the College Comp CLEP replaced the English Composition CLEP with Essay.  The College Composition CLEP contains 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in 50 minutes, and 2 mandatory essays to be written 70 minutes, for a grand total of 120 minutes testing time. I know English and writing scare people.  Most people assume that they can not write and so they could never take this test. …

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The Drama of a CLEP Transcript Request

The Drama of a CLEP Transcript Request

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,…

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3 Books for the American Government CLEP

3 Books for the American Government CLEP

In honor of November 4, 2014 – otherwise known as Election Day – let’s talk about the American Government CLEP.  Are you about to go take the American Government CLEP?  Well, you only need 3 books on your shelf, and you are ready to study! CLEP Official Study Guide – This book has one practice test for every CLEP offered.  It is also published by CollegeBoard (who hosts CLEP), so the practice tests use “official” questions.  A quick rule of…

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Why You Need to Fail

Why You Need to Fail

Okay everyone, I’m getting my blogs up and running again!  I’ve got life *somewhat* scheduled and planned out… and I’ve got some blog post ideas sketched out and ready to go. With that said… Why You Need to Fail. Everyone should fail at least one thing in your life.  You need to mess up, drop the Frisbee, fail the CLEP, miss the deadline, wreck the car, miss the goal, burn the food.  The list goes on and on.  Failure is…

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Back to the Beginning

Back to the Beginning

CLEP has once again changed it’s policy on IDs.  You no longer have to have 2 photo IDs to take a CLEP exam.  Just one, government issued, ID is all you need. Officially. However, most test centers haven’t switched back yet.  So call your test center and ask what they need right now, and plan on taking a second ID.

How I Pass CLEPs

How I Pass CLEPs

I have taken quite a few CLEPs and, with the exception of Macroeconomics last spring, I have passed them all.   When I share that with people, they usually want to know how I pass that many tests.  And to be perfectly honest, it is nothing that I do.  It is totally the Lord and my mom.  I was homeschooled all twelve years and the skills I learned there are the reason I can go take college level tests and…

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3 Ways to Befriend Your CLEP Proctor

3 Ways to Befriend Your CLEP Proctor

There are rules to every game, even taking tests. Some of the rules are un written, but they still exist.  And, if you follow them, your proctor will love you. Here are 3 Ways to Befriend Your CLEP Proctor. 1. Be on Time One of the best ways to make a good impression is to be on time to an event or appointment.  And I don’t just mean the first time, I mean every time.  Figure out how long it…

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Meet the Test: Social Sciences and History CLEP

Meet the Test: Social Sciences and History CLEP

Social Sciences and History CLEP The Social Sciences and History CLEP is exam is one of the General Five CLEPs.  Which means that it is a very broad test, but you are also awarded 6 credit hours for this test.  Unlike the Subject Exam CLEPs, this test worth an entire semester’s worth of study.  That is the bad news and the good news.  On one hand it is a very broad exam that covers a lot of information, but on…

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