I have just taken my last exam to complete my Excelsior College BS Liberal Studies. I started this journey in July of 1999 by enrolling in Western Governor's University. I soon realized that they were not for me. I'm sure there are some folks that would benefit from their method, just not me. I must say that they were very accomadating in refunding a pro rated portion of my tuition. I started snooping around alt.education.distance and found the folks that I give credit to getting me through this. In no particular order I would like to give my personal thanks to Lawrie Miller, Tom Head and Dr. Steve Levicoff (Degree.com vs Steve Levicoff is as entertaing as reading good Oscar Wilde in my opinion) I searched weekly for post by these guys and probably read every bit of archives that my server held. I enrolled in Regents in May of 2000 with 29 credits earned from a community college. Armed with the information and support of these folks I can now call myself a college graduate (although I don't feel any smarter than when I started) after completing the remainder of my degree strictly through examination (thanks Tom and Lawrie) I will gather my records and post a journal of my exams and study materials. Hopefully I can inspire someone else the keep at it. Again, thanks Dr.Steve, Tom and Lawrie.