Quote from Medic74
Ok I am a bit confused. Can I take CLEP tests for the classes such as the prerequisite courses for the Associate program without enrolling in Excelsior first? Is so, do I need to use the College Network, or IStudySmart or one of those organizations to do this? The more I read the more confused I get, haha. Thanks for any help you can give me.
no, you do not need to use College Network, Istudysmart, RUE, or chancellors. if you do want to use one, try buying one off of ebay first to see if it helps you. its much cheaper, and no contract to sign.
you don't need any publisher for any of the classes needed for excelsior. i did all my classes (including prereqs) on my own. i have not taken any clep exams. i used excelsior courses only.
clep exams can be taken at your local community college or university. try looking at this website: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/...lep/about.html
this gives you courses available, exam descriptions. if you do not know what courses you need, i would advise you to call excelsior themselves and ask for an application and packet be sent. also ask for the nursing school catalog from excelsior, it will outline what courses you need.
do you have any previous college credit, like english, a&p, psych, etc? you need to know what courses you need so you don't waste your time taking a course that won't lead you towards your degree.
if you have any other questions, feel free to pm me. i have completed ec's program and am waiting just for the cpne in october, then i will be done.
another suggestion: find on yahoo the groups for ec students. if you want to know the names, you can pm me.