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Clep vs uexcel

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Specializes in LTC/Short term rehab/Trauma.

Ok. I am planning on clep'ing out on human growth and development instead of the uexcel exam. My thought is that the Clep is widely accepted and the uexcel may not be accepted if I need to transfer the credits in the future. Am I right in thinking this way? My other question is can I use the Sg101 as a study guide for the clep, or should I use the clep study guide. And should I purchase the Excelsior practice exams to gauge how I will do on clep? I scheduled my exam for approx 3 weeks. You think I could do well with just 3 weeks if I stay consistent with stufying? Heard it's a pretty easy exam. Thanks in advance for taking the time to respond to my questions.

If I'm not mistaken you have to actually register for the EC course or you won't be able to buy EC's practice exams.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

If I'm not mistaken you have to actually register for the EC course or you won't be able to buy EC's practice exams.

Correct. You cannot use EC practice exams without registering for the EC exam. CLEP has a free mini study guide to get you started

DelleBrock

Specializes in LTC/Short term rehab/Trauma.

Oh I see. I'm kinda worried about using exam to rest out because if I transfer somewhere else they might not accept EC. But I know for sure clep many schools accept.

DelleBrock

Specializes in LTC/Short term rehab/Trauma.

Using EC exam to test out*

DelleBrock

Specializes in LTC/Short term rehab/Trauma.

Anyone know what the min passing grade is for both?

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience.

I used Excelsior as CLEP testing for A&P I & II, as well as for Micro; it was recommended by the school I was transferring into for my BSN program; it's best to check with the schools you are interested in and find out. :yes:

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience.

Anyone know what the min passing grade is for both?

With Excelsior you receive a letter grade for your exam, at least when I took the exams; I don't know if that has changed; hopefully someone else will chime in; I'm not familiar with CLEP though.

DelleBrock

Specializes in LTC/Short term rehab/Trauma.

I used Excelsior as CLEP testing for A&P I & II, as well as for Micro; it was recommended by the school I was transferring into for my BSN program; it's best to check with the schools you are interested in and find out. :yes:

How was micro? I passed AnP with a B.....however I did take the class 2x previously and failed. But never to ok micro a day in life. Only have human biology under my belt

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience.

How was micro? I passed AnP with a B.....however I did take the class 2x previously and failed. But never to ok micro a day in life. Only have human biology under my belt

I had taken Micro in college, although I needed to CLEP due to my sciences had aged out.

I found a study guide online through Amazon to use for question review, and I bought micro flash cards to review. I got a B for the exam.

Micro itself is an intense class; but very essential in terms of nursing; it's funny because I know more about infections and viruses more because that was my last exam before I started nursing school...I drove everyone at my job (medical daycare LPN) crazy whenever there was a potential infectious outbreak; I was studying when there were several outbreaks in regards to virus per my local health department, lol. ;)

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

Anyone know what the min passing grade is for both?

Minimum passing for all CLEP exams is a score (not grade) of 50.

DelleBrock

Specializes in LTC/Short term rehab/Trauma.

Minimum passing for all CLEP exams is a score (not grade) of 50.

Will EC accept that?

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

Yes. I took Intro to Sociology, Intro to Psychology, and Analyzing & Interpreting Literature...all CLEP exams. You would just need to see where (through your advisor) they will apply those credits before you take them. You wouldn't want to duplicate any similar credits or take an exam that doesn't apply to the ASN degree....I had that to happen, but was later able to apply certain credits to the BSN degree program.

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DelleBrock

Specializes in LTC/Short term rehab/Trauma.

Yes. I took Intro to Sociology, Intro to Psychology, and Analyzing & Interpreting Literature...all CLEP exams. You would just need to see where (through your advisor) they will apply those credits before you take them. You wouldn't want to duplicate any similar credits or take an exam that doesn't apply to the ASN degree....I had that to happen, but was later able to apply certain credits to the BSN degree program.

Yes I did the review of credits and I'm missing developmental, sociology, and micro. That what they said I needed and I either take the EC exams or clep.

DSST life span development is a letter grade - if you get a 54 or above it's an A, all the CLEP are pass/fail or a C grade so if you're worried about gpa you should do dsst.

UlanaD

Has 14 years experience.

I did the dsst exam and got an A using studygroup101.