First of all, I’m really glad I found this forum! I’m quite sure I will need all the support I can get as I work towards a degree. My name is Rebecca and I will be starting my college degree from scratch. Well, almost, I recently earned 6 traditional credits. But “Going” to college in the traditional sense of the word is just not working well for me. Between my lifestyle and my learning style, I think I will be better off studying independently, taking exams for credit and completing online classes as needed. There is a wealth of information on this forum and on the web about earning distance degrees. I would be lying if I said “I’m not overwhelmed one bit!” I’m overwhelmed by lots of bits. It seems I almost need a degree in order to sort out how to get a degree. Sigh, one day at time, take deep breaths and chew the elephant one bite at a time. I’ll just keep repeating that. I would like to earn the Bachelors Degree with a major in Literature. I’ve downloaded some information from Excelsior and am trying to use that as a planning tool. I’ve got the proficiency exam checklist also. I know I can study and take clep exams, dantes exams and there is a subject exam for GRE in literature. My biggest concern is making sure that I don’t duplicate too many tests, but then again perhaps I shouldn’t worry about that and just try to get a lot done (test wise that is). Anyway, I just wanted to pop in with an introduction. Wish me luck and I will be around.