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Proctored exam with Sophia courses?
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Just saw all the posts about Sophia’s free courses. I have 43 credits through CLEP, 6 through Study.com, and 3 through Aleks. I can’t find anything on Sophia’s website about a proctored final exam and transferring the credit to ACE website. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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The exams on Sophia are monitored with biometrics (matching typing patterns in this case). No web cam or live proctor needed.

To get the sophia courses on your ACE transcript
1. complete the sophia course. at end of the final "milestone" (exam), there is one more button to hit on the screen.
2. create an ACE account if you don't have one already. this link should get your there to the "create an account". https://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseacti...ripts.main
3. login to ACE account at that same link, follow the instructions and drop down menus to add a course to your transcript that appear after you login. Pick Sophia for the organization, and then the course options will show up. and put in the complete date.
4. wait a few days (or less in some cases) and check back on your ACE account.

If you're wanting to see the ACE recommendations for each Sophia course, try here http://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseactio...CE=1008113

and others may have the info to how a specific college may transfer those in.

Is the kind of information you were looking for?
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Proctoring is done on the background through checking your keystrokes. Transferring is the same as study.com. Just take the course, get over 70% overall, go to the ACE website and add it.
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Final is not protected nor does it count to your final grade. However, you must make at least 50% on the final exam to pass the course.

If you haven't averaged 70% or more on the course before the final, you already failed and it doesn't matter what you get on the final. You will then need to reset the entire course after 30 days.
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Modernstates.org/CLEP, Straighterline.com, Onlinedegree.org, Saylor.org,  Sophia.org, Study.com, Instantcertcredit, Csmlearn.com and Theinstitutes.org

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(06-02-2020, 03:51 PM)Cammilynn Wrote: Just saw all the posts about Sophia’s free courses. I have 43 credits through CLEP, 6 through Study.com, and 3 through Aleks. I can’t find anything on Sophia’s website about a proctored final exam and transferring the credit to ACE website. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks


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All Sophia exams utilize biometric proctoring.  They ask you to type a sentence or two and they compare your keystroke data to be sure that the individual who completed the course is the same person taking the exam.

This is nothing like RPNow, ProctorFU, or Software Secure.  No one will ask to view your webcam, take control of or view anything on your computer.  It is completely non-invasive.  You simply complete the course and, when you're ready, take the exam.

Transferring credit to ACE is very fast, simple, and non-invasive.  You create an account on ACENet (there's a one-time $20 fee), then log in, click on "Course Search", then "Organization Name".  Type in "Sophia", and the field will be populated with "Sophia Learning LLC".  Click the red "search" button, and select the course you have completed.  A box containing a description of the course will pop up, and at the bottom will be a "Add to Transcript" button.  Click that, and you will be prompted to enter the date you completed the course.  The easiest way to do that is to select the tiny calendar icon and click on the date.  Once you have the correct date highlighted, click "Submit for Review".  

ACE will confirm the course completion with Sophia.  You can check in a day or so later, you'll see your "Pending Approval" courses and your "Approved" courses in separate sections.  Once you have completed all your courses, ACE will send a free transcript to your college at your request.  You may as well wait until all your ACE-approved courses are confirmed, otherwise, you'll have to pay $15 for additional transcripts.

It's all very straightforward.  That's one of the main things that appealed to me about Sophia.
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From Sophia's website:

WHAT IS THE FINAL MILESTONE?
Upon successful completion of all Challenges and Milestones, you will be ready to take the Final Milestone. We use keystroke analytics to verify your identity before taking the exam. A score of 50% or higher is needed to pass the Final Milestone and complete your course.​ Like the Unit Milestones, the Final Milestone counts toward your overall score.


They do not have proctors like other alternative credit sources where you pay a fee and the proctor unlocks your final. The final at Sophia is right in your course without a proctor. You are tested on your typing biometrics throughout the course and this includes the final exam which is the final milestone.
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BS Organizational Leadership - CSU Global - in progress  - may be transferring to WGU into the BS Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing

AAS Business Administration - local community college
AS Individual Studies - local community college

Sophia: Environmental Science, Developing Effective Teams, The Essentials of Managing Conflict, College Algebra (in progress)

Planning on using SL and SDC in the future
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Wow!! You guys are Awesome!! Everything I needed to know. I just signed up for environmental science. Do not like the platform, but I’m going to suck it up and get through it. Can’t be picky when it’s free. I’ll update when I’m done.


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Ok, I think I spoke to soon. I actually like the setup. Finished challenge 3. Now studying for the first milestone.


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(06-02-2020, 04:03 PM)P226mem Wrote: The exams on Sophia are monitored with biometrics (matching typing patterns in this case). No web cam or live proctor needed.

To get the sophia courses on your ACE transcript
1. complete the sophia course. at end of the final "milestone" (exam), there is one more button to hit on the screen.
2. create an ACE account if you don't have one already. this link should get your there to the "create an account". https://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseacti...ripts.main
3. login to ACE account at that same link, follow the instructions and drop down menus to add a course to your transcript that appear after you login. Pick Sophia for the organization, and then the course options will show up. and put in the complete date.
4. wait a few days (or less in some cases) and check back on your ACE account.

If you're wanting to see the ACE recommendations for each Sophia course, try here http://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseactio...CE=1008113

and others may have the info to how a specific college may transfer those in.

Is the kind of information you were looking for?


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(06-02-2020, 04:05 PM)lacussucceed Wrote: Proctoring is done on the background through checking your keystrokes. Transferring is the same as study.com. Just take the course, get over 70% overall, go to the ACE website and add it.


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(06-02-2020, 04:08 PM)LevelUP Wrote: Final is not protected nor does it count to your final grade. However, you must make at least 50% on the final exam to pass the course.

If you haven't averaged 70% or more on the course before the final, you already failed and it doesn't matter what you get on the final. You will then need to reset the entire course after 30 days.


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(06-02-2020, 04:32 PM)Cammilynn Wrote: Wow!! You guys are Awesome!! Everything I needed to know. I just signed up for environmental science. Do not like the platform, but I’m going to suck it up and get through it. Can’t be picky when it’s free. I’ll update when I’m done.


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I'm taking Environmental Science through Sophia. I'm halfway through the course. It's not bad. Much better platform than onlinedegree.com which had 45 minute videos and the questions didn't match the videos at all. Sophia is all open book for the milestones too which is nice.
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BS Organizational Leadership - CSU Global - in progress  - may be transferring to WGU into the BS Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing

AAS Business Administration - local community college
AS Individual Studies - local community college

Sophia: Environmental Science, Developing Effective Teams, The Essentials of Managing Conflict, College Algebra (in progress)

Planning on using SL and SDC in the future
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(06-02-2020, 09:31 PM)ss20ts Wrote:
(06-02-2020, 04:32 PM)Cammilynn Wrote: Wow!! You guys are Awesome!! Everything I needed to know. I just signed up for environmental science. Do not like the platform, but I’m going to suck it up and get through it. Can’t be picky when it’s free. I’ll update when I’m done.


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I'm taking Environmental Science through Sophia. I'm halfway through the course. It's not bad. Much better platform than onlinedegree.com which had 45 minute videos and the questions didn't match the videos at all. Sophia is all open book for the milestones too which is nice.


I’m about to take my first milestone. I actually spoke to soon saying I didn’t like the platform. Now that I’m into it, I do like it. Thanks for the heads up on onlinedegree.com. Good luck with the rest of your course.


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