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  1. Mithrandir918

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    they make you describe your experience in the areas your scored poorly on in the exam???
  2. Mithrandir918

    EET-SE Review

    This course and these instructors are the best eduactaional experience I’ve had in my life. I have BS and MS in Structural Eng. this course takes you beyond what you have learned in school and gives you the best well rounded exposure to all topics. The effort and personal dedication these teachers put into this course is unrivaled. It is certainly challenging and time consuming but that’s what it takes. Stop searching for a course and your own material and sign up.
  3. Mithrandir918

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    thats it i am becoming a surgeon because its easier.....
  4. Mithrandir918

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    Been taking this test for 3 years. Never seen pass rates this low. Please tell me how how this makes any sense. We are not building the space shuttle here. This is a scam.
  5. Mithrandir918

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    There is no doubt on your theory. I have been told this by test writers themselves. It’s exclusivity. This is especially true in Illinois, and the beauracratic BS that is plaguing the state. This certification is the last way control the market in this profession. For those of you outside Illinois, I am sorry but you will never understand the pressure here and the politics behind all of this. Some of the best well educated, most talented engineeers with years of experience I know are being relegated to take orders from kids four years out of college that still maintain the youthful mental stamina to go thru this gauntlet. its unfortunate the way this profession has gone and sad to see dreams crushed because engineers cannot seem to answer 28/40 questions on a rediculously written exam.
  6. Mithrandir918

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    so you look yourself on IDFPR and see it? I have never seen this happen before.
  7. Mithrandir918

    SE Results Spring 2018 by State

    Had to be done, new thread as results are coming out.
  8. Mithrandir918

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    I agree, there is no way they would increase the cut score to allow a higher pass rate. I have talked to the test writers and they are very proud of how hard they make the exam, they want to keep the SE title as exclusive is possible. The test has only gotten harder over time, before LRFD days it was a three part exam and you could pass each part individually. Now if you fail any session (morning or afternoon) you fail the whole thing. If anything they will make the test more difficult.
  9. Mithrandir918

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    if results are not posted this week i believe this will be the longest it has taken them to post them since at least Fall 2014.
  10. Mithrandir918

    SE Exam In Wisconsin

    Anyone have experience of taking the SE in Wisconsin? How was the experience? Lots of people there? ect..
  11. Mithrandir918

    S.E. studying time...used as PDH hours...?

    It will depend on the State I believe. In Illinois they wont count it technically for some reason. There may be ways around it but I know I dont know how. You have to check with your licensing board.
  12. Mithrandir918

    SE Exam April 13, 14

    I am in your exact same boat. 2.5 years of non stop studying, marriage is barley hanging on and never spend time with my kids. This may be my last time as well, least last time putting much effort into it. Some people are just better test takers than others, unfortunatley this exam carries no weight as far as ones actual abilities in structural engineering. Its a gauntlet, a proving ground that anyone who wants in to the special club has to go thru. Problem with my state, if you dont have the license you will get weeded out of the profession. Anyway, that being said, sometimes when you go into the exam with no expectations it takes the pressure off and you will perform better. Ive seen this happen so many times. In the end you just need luck, even the best exam takers on the Day 2 morning session can only answer around 35 questions, without going back and checking any of them and also leaves 5 complete guesses (Note, this is a average statement, of course there exceptions). This leaves that magic number of 28 correct solutions much more difficult to get to.] I wish you the best of luck, take it easy, family first.
  13. Mithrandir918

    SE Exam April 13, 14

    Thanks for the support! Best of luck to all.
  14. Mithrandir918

    SE Exam April 13, 14

    My state does not require any classes, though I have taken a class for each attempt. Yes I do have a time limit approaching in a couple of years. Its safe to say if I dont pass this by then, this career is not meant to be.
  15. Mithrandir918

    SE Exam April 13, 14

    Passed vertical 1st try a couple years ago. This is my 5th time taking lateral on Saturday, dont know if i am crazy or stubborn... maybe a little of both ;