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ModernStates Update + Passed my first CLEP!
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According to what I read on this forum and on the Modern States website, they reimburse you for purchasing the CLEP (after you complete their course and after you actually take the exam). However, I just went through the MS Principles of Management course and submitted for the voucher. Moder States emailed me a voucher code in one day, which I used to purchase the CLEP on College Board's website. When I applied the voucher code, it showed a charge of $0, so I never had to pay anything except the $30 sitting fee that the college charges.

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That's the first thing. Secondly, I just took the Management CLEP and passed with 70! This is my first modern CLEP. The previous three were taken with pencil and paper, and they were scored in the hundreds (420).

By the way, my printout says the score is "70" and the ACE scroe is "50". What does that mean? I did pass, right? And is there a corresponding grade score (I know the school doesn't record it, but my kids are asking me the grade. Is it just a very low "C" like it would be on any normal test?)

Thanks.
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  • CLEP (27) - English Comp, Natural Science, College Math, Principles of Mgmt, Intro Marketing, Intro Sociology
  • DSST (12) - Principles of Supervision, Intro Business, Human Resources Mgmt, Organizational Behavior
  • Sophia Learning (24) - Developing Effective Teams, Student Success, Essentials of Managing Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Intro Ethics, Visual Communication, Intro to Psychology, Public Speaking, Intro to Info Technology, Accounting
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It means that ACE requires a minimum score of 50 for a pass.
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Intro Psych 70, US His I 64, Intro Soc 63, Intro Edu Psych 70, A&I Lit 64, Bio 68, Prin Man 69, Prin Mar 68
DSST
Life Dev Psych 62, Fund Coun 68, Intro Comp 469, Intro Astr 56, Env & Hum 70, HTYH 456, MIS 451, Prin Sup 453, HRM 62, Bus Eth 458
ALEKS
Int Alg, Coll Alg
TEEX
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Fed Inc Tax, Sci of Nutr, Micro, Strat Man, Med Term, Pub Relations
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Sys Analysis & Design, Programming, Cyber
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#3
Modern States not only gives you a voucher for the test, but also reimburses you for the testing center fee if you can provide a receipt from the test center. So you could get a check in the mail for your $30 sitting fee.

The ACE score is the minimum score required to pass the exam (for most schools - some have different requirements). A 70 is an excellent score, depending on the test it's probably the equivalent of an A-/B+ or so (CLEPs are scored from 20-80, not 0-100 like most tests). Congrats on the score and the credits!
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Oh! He he. Now I understand.  Blush

Well I'll give the $30 away for a good lesson. I'm happy and in a really nice situation here; the college is only a mile down the road, with no street lights between us.

I will add that the ModernStates course did not prepare me well for the CLEP booklet practice exams, as there were many more theories by various people who were not mentioned on MS. But it helped with the actual CLEP, as did simple word decoding (in the case of guessing an answer).
Exams/Courses Taken (63)
  • CLEP (27) - English Comp, Natural Science, College Math, Principles of Mgmt, Intro Marketing, Intro Sociology
  • DSST (12) - Principles of Supervision, Intro Business, Human Resources Mgmt, Organizational Behavior
  • Sophia Learning (24) - Developing Effective Teams, Student Success, Essentials of Managing Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Intro Ethics, Visual Communication, Intro to Psychology, Public Speaking, Intro to Info Technology, Accounting
  • OnlineDegree - Coming soon...
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Just an FYI from back in the day, for the Marketing CLEP, a score of 65 is equivalent to a B. So I'm guessing you got a B+?
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EXAMS: TECEP Tech Wrtg, Comp II, LA Math, PR, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int & Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
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(06-21-2019, 02:59 PM)dfrecore Wrote: Just an FYI from back in the day, for the Marketing CLEP, a score of 65 is equivalent to a B.  So I'm guessing you got a B+?

Yeah, I figured it's just a matter of dividing 70 (my score) by 80 (total), which equals 87.5%. So that feels good. Thanks.
Exams/Courses Taken (63)
  • CLEP (27) - English Comp, Natural Science, College Math, Principles of Mgmt, Intro Marketing, Intro Sociology
  • DSST (12) - Principles of Supervision, Intro Business, Human Resources Mgmt, Organizational Behavior
  • Sophia Learning (24) - Developing Effective Teams, Student Success, Essentials of Managing Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Intro Ethics, Visual Communication, Intro to Psychology, Public Speaking, Intro to Info Technology, Accounting
  • OnlineDegree - Coming soon...
  • Study.com - Coming not so soon...
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(06-21-2019, 01:18 PM)SCYankee Wrote: According to what I read on this forum and on the Modern States website, they reimburse you for purchasing the CLEP (after you complete their course and after you actually take the exam). However, I just went through the MS Principles of Management course and submitted for the voucher. Moder States emailed me a voucher code in one day, which I used to purchase the CLEP on College Board's website. When I applied the voucher code, it showed a charge of $0, so I never had to pay anything except the $30 sitting fee that the college charges.
I think it's always been a free voucher system, it's the testing center fee that's reimbursed.
TESU BSBA/HR 2018 - WVNCC BOG AAS 2017 - GGU Cert in Mgmt 2000
EXAMS: TECEP Tech Wrtg, Comp II, LA Math, PR, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int & Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
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Congrats! My son passed his first CLEP yesterday as well (Biology, got a 53) and also went through Modern States for the voucher. Modern States alone was not nearly enough to pass the Biology CLEP, but the voucher was certainly appreciated.
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Good job. I'm sure that's encouraging for him.

My advice to anybody at this point (having only taken one modern States course and the subsequent CLEP) would be to use MS for all CLEPs (since it's completely free, no-brainer) but also purchase and use CLEP books online.
Exams/Courses Taken (63)
  • CLEP (27) - English Comp, Natural Science, College Math, Principles of Mgmt, Intro Marketing, Intro Sociology
  • DSST (12) - Principles of Supervision, Intro Business, Human Resources Mgmt, Organizational Behavior
  • Sophia Learning (24) - Developing Effective Teams, Student Success, Essentials of Managing Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Intro Ethics, Visual Communication, Intro to Psychology, Public Speaking, Intro to Info Technology, Accounting
  • OnlineDegree - Coming soon...
  • Study.com - Coming not so soon...
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(06-22-2019, 11:38 AM)Mom23boys Wrote: Congrats! My son passed his first CLEP yesterday as well (Biology, got a 53) and also went through Modern States for the voucher. Modern States alone was not nearly enough to pass the Biology CLEP, but the voucher was certainly appreciated.

I don't think Modern States was intended to be a complete course to learn a subject from scratch.  I consider it a CLEP-prep course, and tell anyone I suggest it to, that they should only use it after already knowing the material (which they may know, or need to find another way to learn it).
TESU BSBA/HR 2018 - WVNCC BOG AAS 2017 - GGU Cert in Mgmt 2000
EXAMS: TECEP Tech Wrtg, Comp II, LA Math, PR, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int & Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
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