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I did the CLEP equivalent, which is Human Growth and Development. Same subject matter, just a lot less expensive! If you haven't already signed up for the EC exam, I recommend doing the CLEP instead. If you have signed up already for the EC exam, then I suggest downloading the EC exam content guide and using the recommended resources. Good luck!!
Thanks so much! Did you literally read the entire book? I have the book and study guide Excelsior recommends, but I think I will take the CLEP exam to save money. I guess these books will still be fine. I am just trying to figure out the most effective way to study. It seems like it is taking me forever. I was going to try to take approx a test a month or something like that. Did you use the study guide? Just read the book? What did you find was the best way for you to study? Do you remember approx how long it took you to study for this exam?
Im studing Life Span Deveopment of psychology through excelsior can u please explain how do I use the clep system, and is it just for "Life Span Development" please, please help especially if it's cheaper.
Mine was at a local university's library. I had to call them to schedule my exam, and they only administer CLEP exams one day each week, and needed a couple weeks' notice to schedule me. It was a lot less expensive -- $85, compared to the $200-whatever EC charges for Lifespan. Just be aware that CLEP exams are pass/fail, and you won't get a letter grade.
Consider your future after Excelsior before using CLEP or DANTES tests. While they are convenient for EC, not all schools accept these tests so you might have to repeat classes in the future. As long as you have considered that possibility you shouldn't be surprised down the road.
Lunah you are always so helpful ! I too have some prereqs, god it seems so overwhelming my goal is start to finish is under 2 years !!! Lunah could you also email me some of the same info on studying as well ?
For the winterim 2012-13 I had registered for Psych 2314 Lifespan and Development because TWU requires it by February 1 (my BSN deadline to start clinicals in Fall 2013). Anyhow, I had forgotten this incredibly important piece of information because I was also trying to take English 1302 Comp 2 so I could fast-track the English class over the shorter semester. I just finished the English class and enjoyed it much more than I ever thought I would have, and am now checking my portal at TWU for the next steps in my application process when I realized there was a good reason why I had selected to take the psych 2314 over winterim -- it is required to be completed by February 1st!
I am panicking here big time -- I have all my pre-reqs completed except for two government classes and the lifespan class so I registered to take them spring 2013, which obviously isn't going to work with the Feb 1st deadline. I've had psych 101 and abnormal psych and I already have the text ready to start the course next week. I have been searching for the last two hours for "independent study", "online" psych lifespan development courses trying to find one I can finish in the next 2 weeks. I did find two who offered independent study at a cost of $1,000 and $1,250!
I used your link and discovered TWU does accept CLEP for the psych 2314 so I am so grateful you posted this information! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I found there are course outlines showing they pretty much read the whole book. I can do this! Thank you so much. Off to bed to read a book.... lol