2018 - sitting on the half yard line to the MPS, looks pretty dang close but still didn’t pass. 50-70 in every category!
I got married in mid June (thinking the test would be the first weekend in June) so I blame the date change this time around. Coupled with prior 2 years of studying, I truly thought I passed this time around. Anyone take level II more than 3x then pass? Not sure what to do at this point. Just turned 30, so still relatively young I guess?
I love this kind of encouragement from actual Charterholders, They have been there, done that and they know what’s up. And still want to show up on AF to encourage others. Nothing but respect. The journey is long but rewarding!
Thanks. For people who failed by a little, they usually can fix it and get to passing. I will give a short story from my university days.
I was doing poorly in a course for my major, the reasons still aren’t obvious to me, I asked the professor what score I would need to get a C. Ouch. That wouldn”t be easy. How about a B? That would probably require something like 36 out of 40 to get a B. The means were usually around 20-25 out of 40. I asked, “so I guess I can’t even theoretically get an A?” The professor looked at me and made an offer. “If you get 40 out of 40, I’ll give you an A”
Of course, I asked “How many people have ever gotten a perfect score?”
“In the years that I have been teaching this class? None.”
I talked to other professors who had taught the class, the department head, and students from the prior year. They gave me advice, sample problems, and help with certain concepts. I wasn’t just aiming to pass the exam, I was doing well in my other courses and had almost three full weeks to devote to serious prep. Fear and anger had been replaced by confidence and a calm determination.
Judging by the scores of other students, it was a hard exam. The guy who usually had the highest score looked surprised to find he wasn’t even close to high score. I did a two hour exam in about 20 minutes. I got all 40 points. The professor laughed, shook my hand with a surprised look on his face, and said “When you turned in the test so early I was worried. Congratulations”.
i passed L1 dec 17 at the age of 35. Didn’t want to do L2 this year so am doing it June 19 when I’ll be almost 37. Earliest I could possibly get all 3 will be pushing 38 years old. Assuming I fail at least one, I’ll be 39 or 40. I don’t think age should be a factor. I know a guy who started late 30’s and finished it at age 42. You could fail another 5 times and still be ahead of where I am now. Don’t give up.
I’m an attorney and took last year off because of my workload – I needed a break from studying late at night. I ready to sign up for the 2019 Level II. I’m not giving up, nor should you. Let’s knock it out next year!