One thing we get asked more than any other question is, “How do I pass the test?” Your first step after receiving the Chancellor’s study guide is to get the course content outline for that particular test. For each of the Excelsior exams, Excelsior College provides free content outline guides. To obtain these, you may log on to the Excelsior website at www.excelsior.edu and download directly from there. For CLEP tests, you can log on to www.collegeboard.org/CLEP. CLEP may charge a fee for this outline. The CLEP and Excelsior outlines will list what may be covered on the actual exam.
Once you receive the outline, use it to study the Chancellor’s guide. First, read through the entire guide and take the practice quizzes. Then use the content outline to reread and focus your studies. Make sure that you know all the information in the guide, but also be sure to pay special attention to what is listed on the outline. Once you have completed reading and studying the study guide, take the practice exam. If there are questions that you guess at the answer or that you miss, go back and study that section again. Also, use the .mp3 audio CD that Chancellor’s sends you. You can play them on your computer, .mp3 player or in your car and listen while you drive to work. The subliminal learning may just help you pass the test. One thing to keep in mind is that these tests ARE passable. Do not be discouraged because you CAN pass the test!