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Penn Foster Transcript Request/College Algebra CLEP question

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by erinp88 erinp88 (Member)

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Hey everyone! I hope you all are doing well and testing away...........Congrats to those of you who have had recently been successful in your accomplishments.

Ok, any Penn Foster Info Lit people have problems with getting official transcripts sent out? I know they sent me one shortly after I completed the course and I packaged it up and sent it to Excelsior. Now I am trying to get into an RN-BSN program and it's the LAST stupid transcript that is needed. It's so frustrating as I know it won't transfer in as anything. I left two voice mails and sent an email with no response on what or how I need to go about requesting it. They don't offer an 'online transcript request' option. New college will not do an official review of what I need until they have this thing. In a nut shell, my college saga continues!! Nothing will ever be easy about this experience! Does anyone have a more direct contact and/or option that they used to get a transcript from these people?

Question #2: College Algebra CLEP. Yup, I'm the girl who only went to "Algebra I" in high school and I'm wondering if I could self teach myself to CLEP this course. I obviously will need to do some major back tracking and review. My husband is not supportive of me to sign up for any classes at this point and I'm thinking this may be something I can work on and scratch off my list. Just curious if anyone on this thread has any experience with this and/or recommendations? I don't want to waste two semesters taking remedial classes and then sign up for the actual College Algebra.

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christy78 has 10 years experience and specializes in icu,er,w/c.

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Hi Erin,

I had the same problem with Penn Foster. They did great when I completed the course and needed it sent to EC but when it came to applying to RN-MSN they never contacted me back. WGU accepted EC's transcript because it had info lit listed on it and stated it was from Penn foster with an "A" and 1 credit received. That's how I solved that problem.

As far as algebra, I was in the same boat as well only had high school algebra so I bought a algebra for dummies book and an algebra clep book. Studied both and passed the actual clep test without any problem. You can sign up for a clep test at any local college, just pay the testing fee and they will send your results wherever you need them.

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Here is the info for the woman who handled my Penn Foster transcript request:

Katie Brennan

Advisor

Penn Foster High School

1-800-961-6407 (press option 1 and ask for Katie)

kathleen.brennan@pennfoster.edu

I KNOW it says High School...whatever her title is...IT WORKED...also, Penn Foster no longer offers the Info Lit to Excelsior students (since mid-July) so maybe that's why they are difficult to contact now?

Good luck and thanks for posting!

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Thanks for the replies!! Definitely both posts were quite helpful!

@christy78: Which Algebra CLEP book did you use? I know REA has one?

Ok, well I am off to email this Katie person to hopefully get my transcript!! This is getting so ridiculous!!

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christy78 has 10 years experience and specializes in icu,er,w/c.

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I used REA; bought an older edition of half.com for about $3.00, good luck!

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