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    I would like to use IC to study for the English Comp II DSST. Could anyone recommend the closest set to this?\

    Also: Can I take DSST's at home? Trying to do this before work or after work might be a problem for me.

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    Math for Liberal Arts is 1 + 1 = 3

    Way cool that DSST came out with new tests.

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    Real number systems, sets and logic, metric system, conversions and geometry, algebra, graphs and functions, linear systems and inequalities, exponents and logarithms. This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

    Principles of Advanced English Composition
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    Elements of effective writing, reading and writing arguments and using secondary sources. This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa View Post
    Math for Liberal Arts
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    Real number systems, sets and logic, metric system, conversions and geometry, algebra, graphs and functions, linear systems and inequalities, exponents and logarithms. This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).
    I could have used this 10 years ago!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaebScholar View Post
    I would like to use IC to study for the English Comp II DSST. Could anyone recommend the closest set to this?\

    Also: Can I take DSST's at home? Trying to do this before work or after work might be a problem for me.
    DSSTs are like CLEPs. Study, then make an appointment at a proctored testing center (usually a college or university) to take the test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa View Post
    2 brand new exams

    Exam Fact Sheets | DSST | Get College Credit

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    Real number systems, sets and logic, metric system, conversions and geometry, algebra, graphs and functions, linear systems and inequalities, exponents and logarithms. This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

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    Principles of Advanced English Composition
    Elements of effective writing, reading and writing arguments and using secondary sources. This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).
    The old DF group would be ecstatic. The new DF group is wondering when the SL version is coming out.
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    Kinda of seems like the Technical Math class I took at the community college. It was a good bridge if you are above high school level but not quite ready for College Algebra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prloko View Post
    The old DF group would be ecstatic. The new DF group is wondering when the SL version is coming out.
    Well, I think when I first started on here, there just weren't as many options for staying home and testing. Almost everyone tested out using CLEP/DSST's because that's all there was. AND, there were more CLEP 6cr courses, foreign language was worth 12cr, and there were more UL DSST's. A lot of that has changed. Then, add all the new cheaper options, and testing just isn't as good of a deal for a lot of people now.

    But I'm not opposed to a good DSST/CLEP exam if it's a better option than what's out there!
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    I have to use vacation time to take DSST tests. The testing centers have inconvenient and limited hours. The more that can be done at home and when I have spare time the better. With online proctoring, maybe CLEP and DSST tests can one day be taken at home too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLakeNC View Post
    I have to use vacation time to take DSST tests. The testing centers have inconvenient and limited hours. The more that can be done at home and when I have spare time the better. With online proctoring, maybe CLEP and DSST tests can one day be taken at home too.
    Hours aren't convenient for me either. Add the 45 minute drive each way, parking fees, hiking halfway across a large campus (SDSU) in a not great neighborhood, $20 testing center fee per exam - it's not exactly a great deal for me.

    And, they won't let 2 people schedule exams at the same time (they only have 1 computer in a room of at least 100 that they allow for CLEP/DSST exams). So, when my kids are both in HS, I can't take them down together to take exams. Or take an exam myself when one of them takes one. So, I would get to sit around for 2+ hours waiting for one to finish. Umm...no thanks!
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    My husband needs both English Comp's, and now he can take the CLEP modular and the DSST Advanced and get credit with no essays! He can write ok, but does NOT enjoy it at all.

    I also have a friend who needs both, and is a good test-taker, but isn't a great typist, so this is a great option for that type of person as well.

    More expensive to do both, but without having the essays is a great option for a lot of people.
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