We allow three attempts on the timed, 75-question, multiple-choice exam and two attempts on the exam transcript.
One attempt = two passes at the same transcript to find all the errors.
Additional attempts are possible, but they are not included in the course fee.
After two unsuccessful passes at the same exam transcript, we require you to begin a brand new exam transcript. You have two full attempts (four turn-ins) included in your tuition fee.
If a student cannot pass within the included two full attempts, we allow additional full attempts at $75 each to compensate for the additional amount of time required to grade a third exam.
Why Do I Have to Pay for Additional Attempts After the First Two?
We instituted this policy because we found some students were not paying attention to the extensive feedback and practice suggestions we provided to them between exam attempts and were, in effect, wasting our time in the grading process — flippantly throwing exam after exam at us until they finally found all the errors.
We’ve not needed to charge anyone $75 so far, but the reason we instituted it wasn’t so we could start charging, it was to let people know we will not tolerate people wasting our time.
The feedback we provide between exam attempts is meant to help students identify where they need to go back and practice before their next attempt — not for them to say, “Okay, cool, but I don’t need to practice. I’ll just do the whole thing again right now and hope I do better this time.”
That’s not how it works. We take our exams seriously and we don’t reward laziness.