As I haven't really given a detailed outline of who I am and what my goals are, I am going to do so now. I'm a 27 year old Soldier, serving at Fort Lee, VA. I joined the Army a year ago, 24 November. Just made PFC! I arrived back at Fort Lee after AIT, got married to my long time girlfriend, and got ready to deploy to Iraq. I was enrolled in "College Student Success" with Fayetteville Technical Community College via EArmyU, since it was the only class that finished before I'd be heading to Iraq. Well in the hustle and bustle of numerous things, my discipline wavered, and I dropped the class by not having internet access and received no credit. Fast forward to now. I'm not going to Iraq, landed what some call a sham job as the battalion clerk. Being on a much more strict 9-5 work schedule, and having some downtime at work with PC access, I am enrolled in two classes for January-March term with FTCC. "Intro to the Old Testament" and "Western Civilization I". They start 11 January. In researching for study guides for the CLEP exams FTCC accepts, which are deemed "easiest" by others, and in areas I am more proficient with, I came across this site and degreeforum.com. Excelsior has struck me as the institution I am ultimately going to seek my degree with, as they accept the most credit for exam work, and because all I need is "credits" for my goal of applying for Army OCS(may try Green to Gold when I hit 60 hours, not 100%). Since I am already enrolled with FTCC, and I want to go ahead and finish these classes, I will take them, but am in the process of enrolling with Excelsior even as we speak. I am going to try and keep a fairly good log of my tests as I take them, and as I get my results back. After mid January or so, I'll be testing at a decent center and won't have to wait two bloody months for results, so then I'll update regularly. I will also maintain a store of all of my study methods and an after action review of them so you can see how effective they were for me. Updates of my interaction with any organization from VA to Excelsior will also be posted regularly.Good luck to everyone on here in their endeavors. Merry Christmas and Gold bless you all!