- Waiver Exam: They are held twice a year. There is one coming up on May 6. Pass this one and you are ready to go. This is cheapest option. Just buy the suggested reading material study and take the waiver. There is no cost to take the waiver exam.
- Take a class: There are several approved classes that are available in the bay area but there are some small caveats - Don't go for the online version of the classes as they are not approved (unless someone gets special permission from the Haas). The spring semester for a lot of the local community starts in January so for someone looking at this options become slightly limited. I am aware of two colleges that are on the quarter system and the Spring quarter will start on Monday. It is not too late as one can go and attend the first class and get added to the classes. DeAnza college has a variety of evening classes and Foothill college has one class. The summer classes like the one at Evergreen college may also be a good option, especially for round two admitted students. This is next expensive option. The cost of the class is about $100 and the cost of books/calculator is about $200.
- Take a online class: The approved class is offered by the UC Berkeley Extension. This is probably the most convenient and is the most expensive option -$705. I think that the cost of the book is additional.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I was keen on the taking the classes because I did not want to be stressed out for the waiver exam. But now, I just need to make sure that I follow the class regularly and finish with a B.