Life Span Development through Excelsior
- 0Mar 11, '10 by sierra101504I am studying for my first exam through Excelsior. I was just wondering if anyone had any pointers on how they studied for this exam. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
- 1Mar 11, '10 by Pixie.RN, BSN, RN, EMT-P Senior ModeratorI 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!!
- 0Mar 11, '10 by sierra101504Thanks 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?
- 0Mar 28, '10 by Pixie.RN, BSN, RN, EMT-P Senior ModeratorCLEPs = college level examination program. First, get approval from EC to take the Human Growth and Development CLEP exam in place of Lifespan. Then you can go here:
That explains about CLEP tests. You can find your closest test center here:
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.
- 0Mar 28, '10 by caliotter3Consider 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.
- 0May 29, '10 by EthanparkQuote from LunahRNI need to take the CLEP Lifespan Human Growth and Development to satisfy a Psychology requirement.I'll send you an email with some information.
How long did it take for you to prepare for it, what exactly did you use to prepare for the exam and what would you have done differently if you were to take it again (more or different reading)?