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    scout2family is offline Registered User
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    Satisfying math requirements question-- NEWBIE

    Hello!

    I've been poking around in this forum for the last month and it's motivated me enough to begin working towards my BS, as well as motivate my husband to get his. (THANK YOU for that)

    My question is-- I'm working on Straighterline College Algebra and only need this to satisfy my degree requirement, but DH needs 12 Credits (at College Algebra of Above) for his BS in Technology from Excelsior. He's been able to retain sharpness in this subject and is flying thru Pre-Calc via ALEKS. Will he need to continue with 3 more math classes to satisfy the 12 credit requirement? Is there a 'smarter way' we should be doing this?

    Obviously I'm a newbie and appreciate all responses.

    Thank you!
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    It's not hard to find the math courses needed but is there another way? I'm not sure there are many/any CLEP-type tests you can take as substitutes. Others may know better. You might want to start shopping around for the courses though, just in case.
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    So, should DH start at the College Algebra level and continue with each class after that to satisfy the 12 units (even though he is capable of acing Pre-Calc) or does it work like if he starts at pre-calc level class then the college will waive the rest of the 9 units? Or are they looking for Calc II specifically? Maybe I should ask Excelsior? I was thinking that was more or less a common question for newbies, but I can't seem to find the answer. Sorry so complicated.. I'm not even sure what I'M asking! LOL

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    Well, clearly you should speak to Excelsior. Nothing that anyone says on this (or any) forum overrides the school itself. But, you're right in that there will be a progression of courses to be satisfied as part of their requirements. If you can test out of some of them then that's generally the fastest, cheapest way to go. At some point you might need to actually take a course, either because there's not test-out equivalent or because of a knowledge gap. Once you know the specific requirements you can begin to make those decisions.
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    I forgot the school(s), but there are/were some colleges that give/gave the option of just taking the final exam of a correspondence/online course, and if you pass, you get full course credit.

    You had to pay full course fees, but it would be a quick way to knock out the math courses if your husband is math-proficient. Hopefully someone else remembers what school had that option.
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