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  1. 9 points
    I passed Both Vertical and Lateral on my first TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. 6 points
  3. 6 points
    this is BS, thread is closed until Friday
  4. 6 points
    Because its about 5 months away and reading posts by you annoy me so I stay in the other sub-forums. People can and do pass without this forum so it really doesn't matter that there aren't any posts here so your subtle shame-y worded post is unnecessary.
  5. 5 points
    Passed both first try. This test sucks so bad, very sorry to those that failed.
  6. 5 points
    Can someone react at my post please? I got 0 reaction point. T.T If you do it, your pass chance is increased because you are being a good man/woman!
  7. 4 points
    Hey guys, It is finally over, The LORD is truelly on my side. I have passed this exam and it is finished. God bless you all. Please message me if you need any help...
  8. 4 points
    FYI, for anyone who is interested, going back the last 8 SE exams 100% of the time the results are released to the respective State Boards on either a Thursday, Friday or Monday. For the April exam it’s been as follows: April ‘18 - Thursday 06/14 April ‘17 - Friday 06/09 April ‘16 - Friday 06/10 April ‘15 - Thursday 06/11 Stands to reason that based on a pretty darn consistent performance history we should be getting results back today or tomorrow.
  9. 4 points
    Showed up on time and got the work done. During the duration of the job, not once did he rob or rape me. 5 stars!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  10. 4 points
    Let the dust settle. If you have an engineering degree, I don't believe there is such a thing as NOT being able to pass. Your approach needs tweaking, from an emotional standpoint or technical. I don't know how the Mechanical PE is structured, but there is always a way. I took Dr. Tom's for civil. Didn't work for me either. But let me say this, when I mastered the material, and this was before I officially passed the exam. I went back to each binder I had previously studied and found that in fact the material was there. And it was just as clear as other current material I was using for the exam when I actually passed it. I'm not saying this is your case, but I'm saying chill out and just float in the water a bit. The answers are in front of you and it may be you just forgot to figure which ones are definitely NOT the right answer. When you do, the odds improve greatly in your favor. Hope this helps and I do not think you should give up. PE in my opinion is the ultimate status for design engineering. If its what you do, you'll get it.
  11. 4 points
    Letting the kids pee outside is usually only appreciated by us Dads... but I always thought it was funny as hell:) In other news my middle child turned 18 today!
  12. 4 points
    ^^ I've always wondered why it's socially acceptable in our predominantly Christian country to combine our foulest expletive with the Savior's name. It's especially surprising in the wake of otherwise very tactful posts on both sides of the argument dealing with the subject of Christianity.
  13. 4 points
    There you have it. I am inevitable.
  14. 3 points
    Appeared in New York state, Rochester area for vertical exam and I PASSED this time, I failed Vertical in my first attempt ..... thanks a lot guys..... now NEXT IS LATERAL .... and BEST OF LUCK TO THE PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T RECEIVED THE RESULTS YET
  15. 3 points
    TX is out. Passed lateral second try. Done with the Tests!!
  16. 3 points
    First post but I've been following this thread for a long time. I got my results an hour ago from NCEES. I passed! WhooHoo! Took the vertical in 2018 and the lateral this year. Good luck to the rest of you!
  17. 3 points
    Im going to say that they're out! Good luck and trhanks everyone!!!
  18. 3 points
    I agree this is too long for everyone to wait for the results. I think that's why NCEES has targeted 2024 for a computer based SE exam. If you can wait that long then might be the best option. Otherwise, just try to not think about it and before you know the NCEES email will be in your inbox. Fingers crossed that you all passed!
  19. 3 points
    As the Russians say "who benefits" when the pass rate is so low? So I think you hit the nail on the head. The other rather obvious tell is that NCEES provides no useful information on your failing score, and no way to improve on what was missed previously. This is a deliberate, Machiavellian decision that has obvious benefits from a business perspective. At least their new headquarters is nearing completion though. I like to feel like I played a part in financing that haha.
  20. 3 points
    Of course they prefer we all fail. They have a monopoly on the licensure exam and they make money when people register for the exam and buy their practice tests, etc. We should be thankful they don't charge $5,000 to take the exam. edit - ok so maybe not all of us, they need a certain amount to pass (probably around the 30% range where they have it), else more people would call them out for foul play. They also have to sell their practice exams so if no one ever passed then they wouldnt be able to claim their practice exams were worth anything.
  21. 3 points
    I appreciate all your words fellow engineers @fyrfytr310 @civilrobot @MSD @Mr. Zane @cvanwy02 @PowerStroke79_PE, much respect to you all.
  22. 3 points
    Yeah, no. I'm done after this too. I'm also putting SE after my name despite the fact GA does not recognize SE's because they deny PE licensure reciprocity to anyone practicing building design without having the new 16 hour exam (The old SE exams are grandfathered). I also may start my own organization and add SDESSE to my credentials (Super Duper Extra Special Structural Engineer) or maybe even ASS Provider (Accredited Structural Services). ASS Provider certification will definitely be an elite group of engineers held to the highest standard. Edit: Now that I think of it, ASS Provider would go well with PMP certification (Project Management Professional). It's only a matter of time.
  23. 3 points
    Today is my Friday. I'm going on vacation, starting tomorrow through the 22.
  24. 3 points
    The pictures were just a photoshop joke. I haven't received results, but I wanted to gig everyone. I am what I refer to as an agnostic athiest. My main concern with Jesus (if he exists) is why he plays favorites. He appeared to a select few and shunned the rest of us. Supposing there truly is an omnipotent (take this to mean omnipresent and omniscient as well) all father type deity, it is fully within his realm of capability to at least remove all doubt of his existence from the minds of non-believers, yet he doesn't do so. I've heard others mention free will and such arguments, however, I have never seen this argument in the Bible. Matt Dillahunty actually has the best argument, IMO, for the free will defense in specifically pointing out that Satan and a third of the Angels had free will, were creations of God, were weaker beings than God, and yet were perfectly capable of rebelling against God while knowing he existed. I was raised in a fiercely religious family and it took me years to get out of my indoctrination of "belief without question." Once I moved out from my parents and started to critically question the Bible and the world around me, I started to realize the good book does not hold up to critical scrutiny. There are several barbaric practices the church partakes in that are hideous when looked at from another point of view. Take the practice of circumcision for example. When Muslims mutilate female genitals, everybody gets butthurt, but when Christians happily have their sons genitalia mutilated because the good book says so, somehow that's fine because God said so. Why did he even put the foreskin on, one might ask? Is it that God made a mistake? Also consider the story of Eden. If God didn't want Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of knowledge, then why was the tree even in Eden. He's also supposed to be omniscient and omnipresent, he knew this was going to happen. It's like me leaving a steak in the living room for my dog and then beating him and banishing him and all future puppies outside when he ate it, despite the fact that I full well knew the poor pupper would. It's steak and I don't think I'd have that kind of control, much less expect my K-9 companion to. God also didn't mind guarding the tree with flaming swords that turned every way after the fall of man, he could've done so just as easily before one would think. For that matter, assuming the tree was a tangible temporal object, he could've placed the thing on Mars or he could've even made it inedible or even banished it to an alternate dimension (he's God after all). Just like I could avoid having my dog eat my steak by placing it in the oven. Another one of my favorites is Samson slaying 1000 Philistines with a donkey's jaw bone in the book of Judges. It is a complete impossibility for one man to accomplish such a feat. Even the Spartans with 300 in the pass at Thermopylae only managed to kill around 30 Persians each and this was only because their flanks were covered and their backs were inaccessible (for a time, anyway). Then there is the mention of Moses and the Israelites on the Exodus from Egypt. There is literally no scientific backing or archeological evidence to prove this event ever happened not to mention that the trip was likely around 500KM or about 310 Miles. It's quite a haul, but most of the people in ancient times could handle 15 to 20 miles a day without too many problems. Even if they rested on the Sabbath, they should've made it to the promised land in less than a month. It took them 40 years to get there. God must've had his hand in programming apple maps I guess. No mention from Egyptians of hundreds of thousands if not millions of slaves leaving Egypt either. You'd think that would've kind of been a big deal. At least enough to get a few picture characters chiseled into some limestone. Don't get me wrong, I would absolutely be a believer if there were any substantial evidence to support the case for Christ or any other deity for the thousands of religions. You'd think there would be gods everywhere doing their deeds as many as have existed throughout history. If substantiating evidence were to be provided to me, I would change my mind if the evidence surpassed my burden of proof. Sadly, I've yet to see this happen. Seems like every time evidence is presented, it is done so in the way that Bigfoot is. By that I mean, it is a "look here are pictures of Bigfoot," however, no proof ever really materializes and if something (like hair) does get tested, it's proven to be a forgery. Just like the shroud of Turin now that I think about it. Maybe Jesus is Bigfoot. I have a feeling I would have a substantially equal probability of finding either. I'm truly sorry if I've upset you or anyone else from the post, as I've been fed the Christian doctrine almost my entire life and though I harbor no ill against those who believe, I also know sincerely how emotionally "naked and vulnerable" I felt after leaving the comfort of this belief system. The first step in opening one's eyes and freeing themselves from the bindings of religion is to view the absurdity from another point of view and then read the Bible. In my opinion, anyone that reads a religious text and then fact checks it or even thinks about it critically cannot remain religious. What comes after this life, I do not know and can only wish that I did. The only thing I can say for certain is that I know nobody else does either.
  25. 3 points
  26. 3 points
    The results are OUT? I really hope so.
  27. 3 points
    FutureSE, I think it goes without saying that any publications you write MUST include your "Tab That" remix in the foreword. It's reveals a type of genius we don't see often among structural engineers.
  28. 3 points
    The power exam is super easy so test takers don't really need to study.
  29. 2 points
    Man, let's do it again this Oct. WE WILL STUDY HARDER!
  30. 2 points
    If you are posting your score please also post bridges/building and/or vertical/lateral. Thanks
  31. 2 points
  32. 2 points
    I'm actually waiting for the 2028 version where the "SE certification module" is implanted directly into my cerebellum by AI enhanced surgeons. My sources tell me the surgery should be less painful than what we're experiencing now.
  33. 2 points
  34. 2 points
    @waternerdCongrats!!!
  35. 2 points
    Congratulations @jtimothythompson!!! I passed too!! I had to go back and check a few times since it showed up to make sure it was real. lol
  36. 2 points
    Passed! Don't know how many times I hit refresh on the NCEES website this morning....😁
  37. 2 points
  38. 2 points
    My toddler just peed on the grass. She was excited that she went like Gideon. (Gideon is our dog)
  39. 2 points
    And on the 70th day NCEES handeth the test results to the Boards of The State and then the Boards of The State handeth the results to examinees. And the examinees who achieved acceptable results were raised to blessed licensure while the examinees who did not were damned to reexamination and all burdens associated with such a fate.
  40. 2 points
    Also if you eventually give up, all your past input and family support will all gone... Most of us here are all reasonable persons, so believe in yourself. Maybe you should only try new prep material.
  41. 2 points
    jesus fucking christ. i'd pray to whatever god y'all want me to if it meant i'd get the SE results today so i dont have to read any more religion talk in a thread about the SE Exam. im guessing 5pm EST is the cutoff for results so if we dont get them within the next half hour today is probably not gonna happen
  42. 2 points
    Zach’s live webinar/Course should be your foundation. In addition to Zach’s live webinar/review course and all the wisdom from previous posts from other users do the little extra below. I'll keep it concise and to the point. The two topics you absolutely do not have the luxury of missing problems on the exam are Protection and NEC. This is key. Devote 2.5 months into these topics. It is excessive, but whatever it takes to pass. · Use NEC handbook · Create your own index for the NEC in a excel sheet. Turn each page of the handbook and write down the section on top of the page. This will force you to learn all sections. · Mike Holt Understanding the National Electrical Code, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 · Solve all mathematical NEC problems you can find · Protection- Read black burn cover to cover. Make tabs. · Protective Relay Principles by SLEVA. Make tabs. · EPRI Power Systems Dynamics Tutorial. Make tabs. · Learn theory · Solve all mathematical Protection problems you can find · Any articles you can find on the internet from multiple sources on these two topics and make a single binder.
  43. 2 points
    Its your decision but I think you can try one last time as I have seen people clearing exam in their 6th or 7th attempt. I am not from Mechanical field but will genuinely want you to try a new PE prep course like EET etc. for one last time as I have seen the time one feels to give up is the time you should not give up as success might be just one exam away from you but you will never experience it if you quit now. Just give it a thought! All the best!!!
  44. 2 points
    Pricing is probably different where you are, but $600 sounds pretty steep. When we had this problem a couple years ago we were charged $200 for replacement parts + labor; took about the same amount of time. OTOH, repairing springs is not something you want to do yourself, unless you have a death wish...
  45. 2 points
    I honestly haven't thought that far in advance. I have my money saved for the October registration. If for some reason I pass, I may just retire like Jordan for a couple of years. Go out on top. Maybe try something easy like project management for awhile.
  46. 2 points
    I just called the Illinois exam board. They told me that they, NCEES, had hard experience grading the SE exam, the results could be out any time now and might until Friday. It is possible they had a delayed grading due to the difficulties they met. Take a big breath, everyone!!!!
  47. 2 points
    What I hope to see in a few days.
  48. 2 points
    I strongly feel that the results will be released either today or tomorrow.😎
  49. 2 points
    Good luck everyone! I wish I was as confident as you FutureSE. Please stick around if you pass!
  50. 2 points
    Biked to work this morning. Only took me 5 mins more than driving. I'm loving this!
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