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Best order for Clep business/finance tests?
#11
Thanks for the feedback. I hope I'm ready! I finished Modern States' Information Systems prep today.
I'm hoping to go in and take 3 CLEPS on Saturday.
I'll be taking:
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (Peterson Practice test 1, 76%)
Introductory Sociology (Peterson Practice test 1, 78%)
Information Systems (Peterson Practice test 1, 77%)

I took a Peterson practice test for each of them. I only took one practice test each out of the three available because I wanted to still have one to use if I need to study more and practice test again. I know that retakes don't count, so, only used one practice test.

Are my scores good enough to take the CLEP tests?
Maybe going to WGU for accounting - subject to change
B&M State College (90 credits 3.57 GPA)
Modern States CLEP (0) Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (voucher- will test 1/11 when local testing center reopens) Introduction to Sociology in progress
Sophia(2 credits)Essentials of Managing Conflict, Developing Effective Teams
Study.com(0) Currently have parent account, so studying a class but don't have the plan that counts for credit yet.
Saylor (0): Working on Management Information Systems
Straighterline (9)American Government, Western Civilizations I, Introduction to Religion
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#12
I bet you'd be fine for Sociology and A&I Lit. Info Systems I'm not sure.
Working on TESU BA CompSci/English, but may not graduate until Sept, Dec, or later.
TESU BSBA (with ASNSM) in March 2018.
First Masters complete. Slowly working on a second Masters but may start a different program.
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#13
(01-09-2019, 08:32 PM)Ideas Wrote: I bet you'd be fine for Sociology and A&I Lit. Info Systems I'm not sure.

What's amusing is this little gem, somehow I'm in the 99th percentile for Info Systems.. lol 

I guess people just aren't particularly great at that one.. 

It is the one I'm concerned about simply because some of the material is foreign. I did work in tech support for a year or so, but, that was pretty basic stuff.


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Maybe going to WGU for accounting - subject to change
B&M State College (90 credits 3.57 GPA)
Modern States CLEP (0) Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (voucher- will test 1/11 when local testing center reopens) Introduction to Sociology in progress
Sophia(2 credits)Essentials of Managing Conflict, Developing Effective Teams
Study.com(0) Currently have parent account, so studying a class but don't have the plan that counts for credit yet.
Saylor (0): Working on Management Information Systems
Straighterline (9)American Government, Western Civilizations I, Introduction to Religion
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#14
That's great! You should be ready for the exam. You go girl!
Done: TESU ASNSM Biology, ASBA/BSBA (ACBSP Accredited in 2017)
Working on: TESU BA Computer Science (June 2019 graduation...)
Deferred: **Deciding on several Masters/PHD programs**

2018 BALS and BSBA Spreadsheet using mainly SL/Study.com (post# 27,28)
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#15
(01-09-2019, 08:30 PM)Jenniferinfl Wrote: Thanks for the feedback. I hope I'm ready! I finished Modern States' Information Systems prep today.
I'm hoping to go in and take 3 CLEPS on Saturday.
I'll be taking:
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (Peterson Practice test 1, 76%)
Introductory Sociology (Peterson Practice test 1, 78%)
Information Systems  (Peterson Practice test 1, 77%)

I took a Peterson practice test for each of them. I only took one practice test each out of the three available because I wanted to still have one to use if I need to study more and practice test again. I know that retakes don't count, so, only used one practice test.

Are my scores good enough to take the CLEP tests?

I always found there to be a fair amount of difference between the Peterson tests and the real thing, so I always made sure to use multiple sources when studying. At the least, I'd incorporate the InstantCert flashcards with the Peterson tests. I'd also recommend using the REA sample exams as well.

Ultimately it's up to your level of tolerance. You generally need a 70% to pass, so if you feel that getting 76-78% on the practice tests (which I always assume to have at least a 20% margin of error) is good enough, then go for it. Personally, I didn't sit tests until I was able to hit 90% or better on the practice tests and was able to get through all the flashcards, but I tend to be conservative and don't want to come back to retake a test considering the costs and inconvenience of travel. Though given they're free through Modern States, I might be less conservative now.
Working On: Strategic Management/BSBA Capstone (BUS421-OL010 @ TESU) [Nov '18 term]
Up Next: MBA ITM @ WGU; also considering OMSCS @ GA Tech or PhD @ EBS Heriot-Watt

BSBA in Computer Information Systems @ TESU (118.68 of 120 SH done, graduate March 2019)
ASNSM in Computer Science @ TESU (complete, graduate March 2019)

B&M CC: 8.68cr, CLEP/DSST: 15cr, Study.com: 57cr, Straighterline: 19cr, ALEKS: 9cr, TEEX: 6cr, The Institutes: 2cr, Sophia: 2cr
(Earned 92 credits over 10 months, Jan-Oct '18)
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#16
(01-10-2019, 03:09 AM)Merlin Wrote:
(01-09-2019, 08:30 PM)Jenniferinfl Wrote: Thanks for the feedback. I hope I'm ready! I finished Modern States' Information Systems prep today.
I'm hoping to go in and take 3 CLEPS on Saturday.
I'll be taking:
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (Peterson Practice test 1, 76%)
Introductory Sociology (Peterson Practice test 1, 78%)
Information Systems  (Peterson Practice test 1, 77%)

I took a Peterson practice test for each of them. I only took one practice test each out of the three available because I wanted to still have one to use if I need to study more and practice test again. I know that retakes don't count, so, only used one practice test.

Are my scores good enough to take the CLEP tests?

I always found there to be a fair amount of difference between the Peterson tests and the real thing, so I always made sure to use multiple sources when studying. At the least, I'd incorporate the InstantCert flashcards with the Peterson tests. I'd also recommend using the REA sample exams as well.

Ultimately it's up to your level of tolerance. You generally need a 70% to pass, so if you feel that getting 76-78% on the practice tests (which I always assume to have at least a 20% margin of error) is good enough, then go for it. Personally, I didn't sit tests until I was able to hit 90% or better on the practice tests and was able to get through all the flashcards, but I tend to be conservative and don't want to come back to retake a test considering the costs and inconvenience of travel. Though given they're free through Modern States, I might be less conservative now.

I'm going through all the flash cards, I sometimes accidentally use an interchangeable word instead of exactly the word they were going for, but, I have done all the instantcert cards. I'll go through them a couple more times before Saturday. I used Modern States, Instantcert and for Sociology and Information systems I also used Study.com.
Maybe going to WGU for accounting - subject to change
B&M State College (90 credits 3.57 GPA)
Modern States CLEP (0) Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (voucher- will test 1/11 when local testing center reopens) Introduction to Sociology in progress
Sophia(2 credits)Essentials of Managing Conflict, Developing Effective Teams
Study.com(0) Currently have parent account, so studying a class but don't have the plan that counts for credit yet.
Saylor (0): Working on Management Information Systems
Straighterline (9)American Government, Western Civilizations I, Introduction to Religion
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#17
(01-09-2019, 08:30 PM)Jenniferinfl Wrote: Thanks for the feedback. I hope I'm ready! I finished Modern States' Information Systems prep today.
I'm hoping to go in and take 3 CLEPS on Saturday.
I'll be taking:
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (Peterson Practice test 1, 76%)
Introductory Sociology (Peterson Practice test 1, 78%)
Information Systems  (Peterson Practice test 1, 77%)

I took a Peterson practice test for each of them. I only took one practice test each out of the three available because I wanted to still have one to use if I need to study more and practice test again. I know that retakes don't count, so, only used one practice test.

Are my scores good enough to take the CLEP tests?

How did you do?? Smile

Would love to hear your thoughts on Information Systems and if it would be super hard for someone with no previous background knowledge.
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#18
(01-12-2019, 03:22 PM)edbrain Wrote:
(01-09-2019, 08:30 PM)Jenniferinfl Wrote: Thanks for the feedback. I hope I'm ready! I finished Modern States' Information Systems prep today.
I'm hoping to go in and take 3 CLEPS on Saturday.
I'll be taking:
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (Peterson Practice test 1, 76%)
Introductory Sociology (Peterson Practice test 1, 78%)
Information Systems  (Peterson Practice test 1, 77%)

I took a Peterson practice test for each of them. I only took one practice test each out of the three available because I wanted to still have one to use if I need to study more and practice test again. I know that retakes don't count, so, only used one practice test.

Are my scores good enough to take the CLEP tests?

How did you do?? Smile

Would love to hear your thoughts on Information Systems and if it would be super hard for someone with no previous background knowledge.


So, I went to take the CLEP on Saturday. Called ahead to double check the hours because this school's hours are ALWAYS posted wrong. The lady I spoke with said they closed at 4:30 and last test was 2:30. So, I got there at 1:05 and they had decided they were closing at 3:00 instead and thus I had just missed by a few minutes the last opportunity to test. Needless to say, I was more than a little enraged. This was my second time driving up there. The first time they gave me the wrong date for when the campus opened, so, got there and there was no one there. 

Unfortunately, they are the only option unless I want to pay a $30 proctor fee. They have a $15 fee, so, half the price is half the price. I tried to take a half day from work tomorrow, but, I can't be spared.. lol Of course. Can't promote me, can't give me a raise, but can't spare me for even a half day.. Anyhow, I will be driving up there on Friday morning at 8:30 and then I will just sit there and wait until they feel like opening and then I will hopefully get to take a test. Either way, I will be taking deep breaths and reminding myself that testing out is saving me from having to actually attend that school. 

I'm planning to take 9 CLEP's. So, I'll be stuck driving back to that disorganized mess of a school a few more times. Just glad I held my temper and was reasonably polite. 

I will update hopefully on Friday with how the tests went. I'm continuing to review and have also started studying Macroeconomics. But, unless it gets a lot easier, I don't think I'll be taking that test on Friday.. lol
Maybe going to WGU for accounting - subject to change
B&M State College (90 credits 3.57 GPA)
Modern States CLEP (0) Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (voucher- will test 1/11 when local testing center reopens) Introduction to Sociology in progress
Sophia(2 credits)Essentials of Managing Conflict, Developing Effective Teams
Study.com(0) Currently have parent account, so studying a class but don't have the plan that counts for credit yet.
Saylor (0): Working on Management Information Systems
Straighterline (9)American Government, Western Civilizations I, Introduction to Religion
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#19
Did you get a voucher from MS for the Clep? If so, you can also get your testing center fees refunded too. It’s not fast, it takes about 2+ months, but they will pay for that too. So it might be worth it to pay more for less hassle if you’re going to get it back eventually.
Working towards a BALS-HUM from TESU - 110/120 credits done

CLEP - A&I Lit, US History 1, US History 2, West Civ 1, Intro Sociology, American Lit, Humanities, Soc. Sci & History, English Lit
Sophia - Intro to Info Tech, Art History 1, Visual Communications, Managing Conflict, Building Effective Teams
Study - Personal Finance, Comm 120, Math 97, Bus 121, Lib Sci 101, Eng 104, Nutrition 101, Eng 105, His 108, Pol. Sci 102, Earth Sci 104, His 308, Bus 313, His 102, Eng 305, His 105, His 106, His 306, Geometry 101
Institutes - Insurance Ethics
TESU - Cornerstone
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#20
(01-13-2019, 09:42 PM)TexasTink Wrote: Did you get a voucher from MS for the Clep? If so, you can also get your testing center fees refunded too. It’s not fast, it takes about 2+ months, but they will pay for that too. So it might be worth it to pay more for less hassle if you’re going to get it back eventually.

I'll second this. If you can hang in there for the 8-10 weeks it takes to get reimbursed for the testing fee, just go for the paid testing center. An alternative is to take two tests on one day. Maybe plan it out so that you stop and eat lunch between tests.
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