But I wanted to finish my undergraduate degree and move on to other things, and so I took all my engineering exams at home for free. I did this for many years until one day I was looking through some old university and noticed that they had created online civil engineering exams for students. At the time, the idea of having to go through an exam just to get a degree that I needed seemed ridiculous to me. It seemed like it would be more of a time consuming project than anything.
But then I remembered what I’d learned about the civil engineering exam when I was studying. It is designed for people who are very familiar with it and can answer it fairly easily without any prior preparation. And I was that person. So I picked up a copy of the online exam guide and went to my computer to take an examination. I really didn’t know how I was going to do.
I began by taking practice tests from the test banks. Then I bought the book that came with the exam so that I knew exactly what questions to expect and how much information to look for. I took all of the previous exams in my computer and printed out every one that I failed. Then I sat down and studied. I reviewed the test that I failed and then looked over the questions that I passed and repeated the answers. That way, I’d remember everything I needed to know and not miss a single thing that would come on the exam.
A few weeks later, I got the results in the mail. My grades had changed! My G.E.D. score was higher than I thought it could be! I was ecstatic.
Now, I have another opportunity to take the online civil engineering exam! I am waiting to see if the G.E.D. score I have garnered is enough to allow me to transfer into the online program. If I’m approved, I will be starting classes in the next couple weeks and will probably take them online as well. It has definitely been worth the money spent to take an online G.E.D.