Penn Foster Finals

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by sideman, Sep 15, 2010.

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  1. sideman

    sideman Active Member

    I just took three finals for my first semester at PF and thought I would give my experience with them. I'm in the Business Management program and had two exams on management and business, respectively, and one on math. The management exam was all essay and the business was a mixture of essay, very few m/c and fill in the blank. The math was solving for problems and word problems. None of the tests were overly difficult but the sixty minute time limit came into play on both the management and business tests. Even though I completed all tests within the specified time, I did feel rushed at times to complete. All tests are open book and that was a help when it came to the math (but I've run a small business for 25+ years so I didn't have to refer to the management/business texts as often). Overall I thought they were fair exams and a fair evaluation of knowledge of material. There was some creative and critical thinking involved. Again, overall a fair evaluation.
     
  2. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    If I remember correctly, I actually FAILED the management exam and had to retake it. I'm not sure where I went wrong on the exam, because PFC doesn't tell you. I was pretty crushed, because I was confident I did well. I had to use every minute of my exam time for all of my PFC exams. Even though they are open-book, there is a lot of writing involved, and the school is looking for very specific answers to those essay questions. I did get a perfect score on the retake, but the highest score you can get on a retake is a 70. The exams were definitely no joke.
     
  3. sideman

    sideman Active Member

    You're right, the exams were no joke. I'll post my results as soon as I receive them.
     
  4. Arch23

    Arch23 New Member

    Were the exams online or did PFC force you to bother some librarian or some other professional to spend time proctoring your exams?
     
  5. sideman

    sideman Active Member

    The exams are in paper (written) form and you must write all the exams. You are proctored and the proctor must at least have an associates degree. I tried my local librarian but they weren't very cooperative. Fortunately I had a colleague that proctored for me.
     
  6. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    I took all of my exams at the local public library. My proctor had a Masters in Library Science. Best part: he proctored for free!
     
  7. Arch23

    Arch23 New Member

    Thanks for the info, guys!
     
  8. sideman

    sideman Active Member

    I received my results on 10/7 (approximately 3 1/2 weeks after submittal) and did better than I expected. As promised, I said that I would report my results. I scored 97, 96 and 96 respectively. If I can do it anybody can.
     

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