1/29/17 – Sunday Progress Update

I figured it would be nice to do a weekly progress update. Hopefully this will make it easier follow my progress. Here’s where I’m at so far in terms of credits and dollars:

Completed courses – 23.0 Credits, $420.53

3.0 College Algebra – ALEKS – $19.95

3.0 Intro to Sociology – Straighterline – $49 + $31.31 Textbook

2.0 Ethics – The Institutes – Free

3.0 American Government – Straighterline – $49 + $109.56 Textbook

3.0 Intro to Religions – Straighterline – $49 + $87.71 Textbook

3.0 Intermediate Algebra – ALEKS – Free

3.0 Trigonometry – ALEKS – Free

3.0 Principles of Management – Saylor – $25

0.0 Beginning Algebra – ALEKS – Free

0.0 Personal Finance – Study.com – Free

Courses in Progress

3.0 English Composition – Straighterline – Progress 79.2%

3.0 Microeconomics – Straighterline – Progress 26.9%

2.0 Cybersecurity 101 – TEEX – Progress 33%

Additional Subscriptions/Fees – $74

$25 ProctorU Fee

$49 Monthly Straighterline Fee – January

 

23.0 Credits Complete, 8 Credits in Progress, $494.53 Spent

 

My plan for the upcoming week is to complete English Comp & Microeconomics, transfer them to ACE and cancel Straighterline for the time being. Then I’ll start knocking out my 2 Study.com courses for the month.

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1/2/17 – Ethics 312, The Institutes

Since I am ahem, frugal, I wanted to stick with free or nearly free sources of credit as long as possible. It would be nice to knock out a semester’s worth of credit spending only $19.95.

The Institutes provides a free learning module on Ethics and the CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) Code of Professional Conduct. There are two options – I chose the free one, as I am not looking for CE (Continuing Education) credit.

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It is a ton of information and not exactly a breeze, but I was able to get through it in about four to five hours and pass with 42 of 50 correct answers (84%). There isn’t much of a way around it other than to read through all the modules and take the test at the end.

When you’re finished, don’t forget to head back over to ACE and request credit for the test.

Two days & three exams down and I’ve only spent $19.95. Tomorrow – more ALEKS.