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Saylor.com Proctered Final Exams
#1
I have a question on the credit bearing proctored final exam for a Saylor.org course. Is this a one time try to earn 70% or above on the final or can this be attempted more than once (with a waiting period?) Thanks. Debbie
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You can retake after two weeks: https://sayloracademy.zendesk.com/hc/en-...redit-FAQs
Quote:What schools offer credit for these courses? How do I find out if my school will recognize these courses?
Both NCCRS and ACE have large networks of colleges and universities that have agreed to consider their recommendations in granting credit for students, and Saylor Academy has a number of partner schools that have committed more strongly to recognizing credit. Please see the “Recognition of Credit” section above for links and details.
Do I have to take a proctored exam?
Yes. To sustain the recommendation for credit and to maintain the integrity of our proctored exams, we must hold students to particular testing conditions.
Can I take the exam more than once?
Yes, you can take the exam as many times as you wish. There is a two week waiting period between attempts and each attempt will incur the $25 USD proctoring fee if using ProctorU.
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You can try it more than once but you will have to pay the proctor fee again (which, luckily, isn't that much)
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Correct, it's a paid attempt. But you need above 70% in the entire course, including your quiz and/if assignment grades and your final.
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No, for Saylor all you need is 70% on the proctored exam. You can skip the whole course and jump right to the exam if you knew the material.
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jsd Wrote:No, for Saylor all you need is 70% on the proctored exam. You can skip the whole course and jump right to the exam if you knew the material.

My mistake, read that as something else - love the idea of Saylor, but they are way too long
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AJ_Atlanta Wrote:My mistake, read that as something else - love the idea of Saylor, but they are way too long

I like Saylor for the inexpensive exams, but not for the actual courses. After you take a course through Sophia, SL, Study.com, or any of the other course providers, you start to really notice where Saylor is deficient.

But if you already know a lot of the material, this is a great way to get cheap credit by exam. I'm going to have my husband take a few of the new IT/CIS courses and see how it goes. If he doesn't pass, it's only $25 we've lost.
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If you're just looking for credit by 1 exam, Saylor is the cheapest by far. It's only $25 all in. You don't even have to leave your home! That said, the passing "bar" is very very high at 70%.
CLEP and DSST exams award a passing score for somewhere around the 50% mark but cost about $100 all in.
Straighterline requires more than 1 exam, but the bar is very low. Open book and in most classes, you can score a 0% on your proctored final and still pass. No cheaper than $150 though.
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(02-14-2017, 05:24 PM)cookderosa Wrote: If you're just looking for credit by 1 exam, Saylor is the cheapest by far.  It's only $25 all in.  You don't even have to leave your home!  That said, the passing "bar" is very very high at 70%.  
CLEP and DSST exams award a passing score for somewhere around the 50% mark but cost about $100 all in.
Straighterline requires more than 1 exam, but the bar is very low.  Open book and in most classes, you can score a 0% on your proctored final and still pass.  No cheaper than $150 though.

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