Yaaaaaaaay Lesley! You will have half
of the load that many people have to do!
Funny you should bring up Lifespan..... I just took it 2 days ago. I took the EC exam, and it was 160 questions and $120. I borrowed a developmental psych. book from a friend (most dev. psych. books will have the info. that you need). I thought it was pretty easy, and have heard the same thing from other people who have taken it. I probably would've taken the CLEP had I had more time to kill, but it usually takes a few weeks for EC to get the results and then process them. (This was my last exam so I wanted to go right through EC to speed things up a bit.) CLEPs are $50 plus a small fee to where you take it (it was $15 where I took a CLEP) and the exams are shorter (100 questions?) than EC's. Plus, rumor has it, they're pretty simple.
SO. To sum it all up, since you have plenty of time, you might consider taking the CLEP. It's no harder (probably easier) than EC's, plus it's shorter and cheaper. You could also look into Dantes exams. They're very similar to the CLEPs from what I hear, and EC now accepts them for Lifespan. (It's either Dantes or CLEP or both that the exam is actually Human Growth and Development, but it counts for Lifespan.) Here is a link for Dantes: http://www.getcollegecredit.com/
Good luck, and yay again for the great news!!!!!!! :hatparty: