wasted money taking practice from excelsior recently?


I took practice test online from excelsior college. took form A but when I want review those again , it won't show all 4 choice , only correct answer and rational. When I take the test I didn't study much just want see. Now I want to refresh & review that but they can't do anything, cause they change their blackboard system, dum ass who answer the call don't really care don't understand that we r wasting money. Anyone experienced this please call them bug them everyday, that's my plan.


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Yeah I noticed that too; they no longer show all 4 choices that were available during the test; only the ones you picked. This kind of annoyed me at first, but I'm used to it now.. The rationales still help so I don't really see how it's wasting money??


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Has 15 years experience.

It was frustrating at first to not see the other choices, but I have realized they showed the choices that really made sense to the question, it might be one answer, or three, but not all have to be present. Maybe I am just used to it now.

Specializes in Adult Nurse Practitioner. Has 40 years experience.

When I utilized them before, I copied & pasted the exam after the first time. Then they got smart and you couldn't do that, so I actually rewrote the exam onto Word so I could study my mistakes. All in all, they were most effective and were close to the actual test.


268 Posts

Specializes in geriatrics, hospice, private duty.

I've heard about this problem and I know several students who are being proactive with the school to get it fixed. I stopped using the practice tests when it was pointed out to me that even taking notes on them is against Ec's rules. The grades I made on the practice test were not a good indicator of how I was going to do on the real test and since I couldn't use them to take notes and study from, I didn't see the point of using them. I had finished my nursing theory exams before this latest snafu though.

It has also been suggested that this is not a technical issue but has been done on purpose by the school because students are posting which practice test questions are on the actual test and/or posting how to make copies of the practice tests. However, I don't see how not showing rationales would fix those issues...