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Oh, how I loathe this. Another weekend with no results. Come on DORA!

To all who passed, major congratulations. To those who are still battling, this is the hardest exam for several reasons. Unplug, unwind, and come back and kick some butt this fall.

To anyone still waiting....I dunno. Am I the only one on here still waiting? This is going to make for some impressive, IPA fueled, inner monologue this weekend.
 

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Yes.

New AM format proposal.

20 Buildings
20 Bridges

I have to get 8 of yours - you have to get 8 of mine.
Nope, thank you :)
I actually enjoyed AASHTO manual, such a well organized document! I liked its all in one format. I wish we have something like that in buildings and then it would be easier for bridge people. I see can how you can be frustrated with so many building codes some of which are so generic with their requirements and leave a lot up to a designer.
 

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Any thoughts about contesting NCEES exam scores? I failed lateral with 26/40, A,A,U,IR. Not sure if it is worth paying the fee to hopefully get some additional points on that unacceptable afternoon problem. I took both exams in April and passed vertical. I felt I did better in the lateral than the vertical PM problems. Has anybody gone through this process before or know someone who has? Appreciate any comments or recommendations about this.
 

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Any thoughts about contesting NCEES exam scores? I failed lateral with 26/40, A,A,U,IR. Not sure if it is worth paying the fee to hopefully get some additional points on that unacceptable afternoon problem. I took both exams in April and passed vertical. I felt I did better in the lateral than the vertical PM problems. Has anybody gone through this process before or know someone who has? Appreciate any comments or recommendations about this.
They don’t regrade them afternoon problems. They only thing they’d do is a manual check of the morning answer sheet. And a manual check has never resulted in changing a result from fail to pass. So if you’re wanting to do it in hopes of getting that afternoon U changed, I’d save your money.
I’m of a firm belief that any U score in the afternoon is an automatic “unacceptable” overall result. I could be wrong obviously.
If I was you I’d take solace in the fact that you had a really good score and were probably right on the cut line if it wasn’t for that PM U.
however, With all that being said, I just paid for the manual morning recheck. I got 26/40 1A and 3IR on the lateral. Hoping that maybe and extra point or two in the AM would push me over the edge. Doubtful it’ll change anything but felt like I needed it to help get over the disappointment of being so close. Trying to find solace in the fact that I was very close and a little extra effort come fall will push me over the edge and I can finally be done with this.
Best of luck.
 
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It makes sense now that I think about it, but I didn’t realize the 3rd problem was the general analysis problem for the Lateral afternoon. I actually thought the steel one was the general analysis problem… or I guess I sort of concluded there wasn’t one. But yea, now that I look back, definitely makes sense.
 

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They don’t regrade them afternoon problems. They only thing they’d do is a manual check of the morning answer sheet. And a manual check has never resulted in changing a result from fail to pass. So if you’re wanting to do it in hopes of getting that afternoon U changed, I’d save your money.
I’m of a firm belief that any U score in the afternoon is an automatic “unacceptable” overall result. I could be wrong obviously.
If I was you I’d take solace in the fact that you had a really good score and were probably right on the cut line if it wasn’t for that PM U.
however, With all that being said, I just paid for the manual morning recheck. I got 26/40 1A and 3IR on the lateral. Hoping that maybe and extra point or two in the AM would push me over the edge. Doubtful it’ll change anything but felt like I needed it to help get over the disappointment of being so close. Trying to find solace in the fact that I was very close and a little extra effort come fall will push me over the edge and I can finally be done with this.
Best of luck.
Thank you for the insights, very helpful. I’m slowly accepting the truth, begin study for October soon. Out of curiosity, how expensive was the manual recheck?
 

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Have anyone done a survey in the past to see what degrees and years of experience SE exam takers have vs how successful their results are?
I’m curious how two most important backgrounds, educational and professional, affect exam results.
 
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