04-07-2018, 12:56 PM

Hi all,

I had great success taking the CLEP College Algebra test (thanks to these forums). At that time I wanted to continue with the CLEP Pre-Calc but just got sick of it all. Since it wasn't required, I didn't do it.

Now, I am thinking about PhD programs in accounting. My school requires Calculus I, Calculus II (linear and differential) and Linear Algebra as part of their PhD program. They are not pre-reqs, but I'd love to get them done before applying (assuming I decide to apply). Three questions:

1) I would love to continue with the CLEPs through Calculus. Would that hamstring me at Calculus II, since I wouldn't have taken Calc I (and pre-calc) in a classroom?

2) Where does Linear Algebra fit into the math sequence?

3) In short, would it just be better for me to take all of these courses in a classroom (pre-calc, calc I and II, and linear algebra)?

Thank you!

I had great success taking the CLEP College Algebra test (thanks to these forums). At that time I wanted to continue with the CLEP Pre-Calc but just got sick of it all. Since it wasn't required, I didn't do it.

Now, I am thinking about PhD programs in accounting. My school requires Calculus I, Calculus II (linear and differential) and Linear Algebra as part of their PhD program. They are not pre-reqs, but I'd love to get them done before applying (assuming I decide to apply). Three questions:

1) I would love to continue with the CLEPs through Calculus. Would that hamstring me at Calculus II, since I wouldn't have taken Calc I (and pre-calc) in a classroom?

2) Where does Linear Algebra fit into the math sequence?

3) In short, would it just be better for me to take all of these courses in a classroom (pre-calc, calc I and II, and linear algebra)?

Thank you!

BSBA/Accounting TESU (2016). MSA UIUC (2018).

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Need help with portfolios? I earned 18 credits at TESU through portfolio evaluations. Nine of those were for upper level accounting courses. My advice for PLA/portfolios: TESU portfolio tips The first post has the Portfolio Checklist I created. Page ten has the actual narrative I wrote to receive credit for ACC-440.

Using Straighterline's Financial Accounting as a substitute for TESU's Intermediate Accounting I? Don't do it if you are an accounting major and/or want your CPA license. They are not the same course and I think TESU has erred in accepting the SL course as Intermediate I. I made this discovery here: Intermediate Accounting II.