Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    4

    Default To ALEKS or not?

    Hi,

    I was about to pull the trigger on the ALEKS College Algebra course when I saw that according to ACE that version two expires 1/31/2017. I don't think I can finish the course in three weeks. Should I wait until February to see if they get a version 3 (or extension) before I start?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    2,321

    Default

    The courses are very doable in three weeks. I did college algebra in about 5 hours (I'm not a good math person)

    There is no guarantee that there will be a "version 3." If it were me, I'd hunker down and do it asap.
    Working on: BS IT-Sec, WGU (76/123 CUs complete)

    BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State, 2016
    AA Sociology, community college, 2015
    Linux+, LPIC-1 Linux SysAdmin, Security+, Network+, A+, and CIW Site Development Associate certified
    BA completed using community college, Competency-Based Education (via Patten University - would not recommend), Study.com, Coopersmith Career Consulting (via Tor College Credits), TESU courses, and a handful of free ACE-recommended credits. See my full BA path here! BS being completed by Competency-Based Education (via WGU - would recommend!)

    Check out DegreeForum's Community-Supported Wiki!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Ok, thanks for the input! I went ahead and registered. I'm scouring the forum now for tactics, and also getting myself psyched up for Math!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    2,321

    Default

    Good luck! There's a ton of great advice around here, you can do it
    Working on: BS IT-Sec, WGU (76/123 CUs complete)

    BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State, 2016
    AA Sociology, community college, 2015
    Linux+, LPIC-1 Linux SysAdmin, Security+, Network+, A+, and CIW Site Development Associate certified
    BA completed using community college, Competency-Based Education (via Patten University - would not recommend), Study.com, Coopersmith Career Consulting (via Tor College Credits), TESU courses, and a handful of free ACE-recommended credits. See my full BA path here! BS being completed by Competency-Based Education (via WGU - would recommend!)

    Check out DegreeForum's Community-Supported Wiki!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Illinois -> North Carolina
    Posts
    7,918

    Default

    Unlike jsd, there is no way I could do the whole class inside a month - but if you're mathy, go for it! I have emailed them REPEATEDLY and rec'd nothing back. I have no idea if they'll extend past 1/31/17
    Jennifer
    10 year member

    MS Nutrition, 2014 Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
    BA Social Science, 2008 Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, NJ
    AA General Studies, 2008 Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, NJ
    AOS Culinary Arts,1990 Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

    Homeschooling for College Credit (blog)
    Homeschooling for College Credit (book)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Posts
    236

    Default

    It's been years but I did manage to do beginning algebra / intermed. / college in 1 month. Now I got over 70% on beginning and it was a nice refresher, intermediate took me about 1 week and 2 weeks for college algebra. Tried to squeeze in stats but that didn't work out

    It's possible for even the non math types, if you just plug away every night.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Yes, I am doing the assessment right now. I'm starting to remember those things that I've forgotten but a couple of Khan Academy videos and reverse engineering "answers" from websites gets me in the right direction. I'm taking my time with the assessment, and then planning on spending an hour a night to get it done. Thanks for the input!
    Last edited by astromd77; 01-10-2017 at 08:22 AM. Reason: grammar

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa View Post
    Unlike jsd, there is no way I could do the whole class inside a month - but if you're mathy, go for it! I have emailed them REPEATEDLY and rec'd nothing back. I have no idea if they'll extend past 1/31/17
    I hope they extend, it's a great option for degree seekers.

  9. #9
    KayV is offline Crown Prince / Princess
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    1,883

    Default

    Ready for your CLEP exam?

    Study for your exam using the same CLEP Study Guides used by thousands of members of this discussion forum!


    We hope so too. Shmoop has several math classes but they are much more cumbersome than ALEKS.
    BA, MA, EdS, MMT, etc.
    83 hours of ACE-worthy credits

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •