CLEP for Biology Anyone?

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I keep hitting a brick wall with my application process. The newest issue is the fact that even though over the last six years I have taken 196 credits and gotten all A's except for three B's graduating Magna Cum Laude from Drexel University with a B.S. I am paying for a mistake 23 years ago in high school biology. I found out I could get on the waiting list for THIS January and it looked good for getting in and I was so excited. I ran around and got all my transcripts sent over and filled out the forms. They told me I needed my high school transcripts. I said I have a BS. No one needs my high school transcripts. I didn't need them for the BSN I was going to do why do I need them for an ADN? Anyway I had a rebelious year 23 years ago in high school biology and they won't consider my application until I pass it with a C. I don't want to take the full course because I won't even be able to apply for Fall 2004 admission until six to eight weeks past the application date (when the course finishes). I fought for them to accept the CLEP test and now I'm nervous about taking it. :) I bought a 1200 page book to study. Thanks for letting me vent. I am so frustrated about this. Has anyone taken this? If so how long did you study for? I'm trying to figure out how much time to take before I set up the appointment. I know it's different for everybody but I'm curious. I want to take it soon and get on the waiting list before it closes.

Thanks again!


maire, ASN, RN

1,173 Posts

Specializes in Adult Med-Surg, Rehab, and Ambulatory Care.

Ack, I don't have any advice to offer, but GOOD LUCK!

nurse2be in ny

332 Posts

No, but I'm taking the CLEP for Human Growth and Development. It's the only way to go with this one.

(A 1200-page book? OMG!)


249 Posts

Specializes in Telemetry, Stepdown.

I've never taken that test, but have known people that clep humanities, english, and social sciences.

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