I am looking to find a study program for a couple of CLEP tests. Has anyone used “Finish College Fast” (www.finishcollegefast.com) and came out successful? Would you recommend it?
I used that, but I wouldn’t reccomend it. It was pretty flimsy and actually had some wrong information in it.
REA study guides are usually pretty good for CLEPS, as is Cracking the CLEP. http://www.free-clep-prep.com/ is really good too. But the absolute best thing you can use is http://www.instantcert.com/ and http://www.degreeforum.com/ (sister sites). The first part of Instantcert is flashcards to help you study. The second part is a forum for people who are doing the same thing as me – getting a degree through taking clep, dsst, and ece tests. You will find a TON of helpful information on there. It makes taking cleps so much easier. I know from experience. People will tell you what kind of stuff was on their version of the test and what was most helpful for them studying. There is alot of free info on there, but it will greatly benefit you to become a paying member. (To get access to flashcards and specific exam feedback) It is only $20 a month, plus you get $5 off with coupon code “8654”
I don’t reccomend speedyprep either. I failed a clep when they told me I was ready. They have a “money back guarentee” but when I tried to collect on it they offered me much lower than the website said and the customer service accused me of lying. Overall NOT a good experience. I have never failed a test with InstantCert.
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I would recommend it if you believe you are knowledgeable enough on the subjects to pass the tests, from what I’ve heard they are not easy tests. I think it’s a good idea and you can ultimately save a lot of time and money. My experience is a lot of colleges like to advertise that they accept these credits as well as credit for life experience portfolios but they really do not like accepting them and make it a little difficult for example when the tests are available, lengthy processes etc. The bottom line is they lose money when you are not taking the courses at their institution.
Good luck and study the recommended texts!
Finish College Fast is one of only a few CLEP prep programs online that I haven’t used, so I would be unable to say how good or bad they are.
However, I can recommend a program that I have used, which I found to be very effective, and which is much cheaper than Finish College Fast. This program is called SpeedyPrep (http://www.speedyprep.com/ ). It only costs $25 a month for access to all of their subjects, rather than $35 each subject. It also has a cheaper first month, for only $10 for all of their subjects. I used them to earn 6 CLEP credits after only one week of study.
Good luck on your CLEPs!
Yes I do. But you fail to realize that nowadays 70% of students have to work. That stat was less than 30% 15 days ago. Also, tuition is increasing by 15-20 percent per year, books have become exponentially more expensive, and few parents can afford to foot the bill for their children’s education. It isn’t that we are in school to avoid getting a job, we are stagnated in our academic pursuits because we do not have enough hours in the week to take a full load and work full time and study.