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    CoachP1985 is offline Minor Noble
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    Post Map to a Psy degree from Excelsior

    I will have around 80 credits going in and need help making sure I have the right test and the easiest ones.

    statistics- DSST
    Social Psy - ECE
    Research Methods - ECE
    Abnormal psy - ECE
    Educational psy - CLEP
    Fundamentals of Coun. - DSST
    Substance abuse - DSST

    What am I missing and is there an altertive to the Abnormal Psy from ECE because its 300 dollars. Thanks.

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    The TECEP test for Abnormal Psych is only $100.


    Quote Originally Posted by CoachP1985 View Post
    I will have around 80 credits going in and need help making sure I have the right test and the easiest ones.

    statistics- DSST
    Social Psy - ECE
    Research Methods - ECE
    Abnormal psy - ECE
    Educational psy - CLEP
    Fundamentals of Coun. - DSST
    Substance abuse - DSST

    What am I missing and is there an altertive to the Abnormal Psy from ECE because its 300 dollars. Thanks.
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    CoachP1985 is offline Minor Noble
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    Thanks for the reply

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    According to the pasted link at Exclesior, Abnormal Psych is $305. I would pay the extra in order to have it show on your transcript as an Excelsior course credit. Their ECE's look like courses on their transcripts, which was very useful to me in applying to grad school. The more ECE's you take, the better your transcript looks due to the way the ECE's and Excelsior coursework are grouped together. In addition, the resources for test prep at Excelsior are time savers.

    You will have to take a Bio-Psychology course and a History of Psych course along with the Capstone to complete the Psych degree. Please go to the Excelsior website through the link posted above and find the Liberal Arts Catalog which lists the degree requirements for each liberal arts degree. Psychology has 5 content areas you will need to fulfill, if my memory serves me. You will also need a development through the lifespan course that may or may not be covered by the Human Growth and Development CLEP. There is a Lifespan Psych ECE which costs $305. The other ECE you might consider is Psych of Adulthood and Aging, which is $95.

    Please read the Excelsior Liberal Arts Catalog very carefully as you plan your degree. It is time well spent. Make sure you have each content area clearly covered or planned before you register. You will also need 1 Information Literacy credit if you don't have one already.

    Lack of thorough planning caused me to shift my BA in Psychology degree to a BS in Liberal Studies with Psychology and History focus areas at Excelsior due to not wanting to pay for the Bio-Psychology course.

    Best of luck with your degree plan. ECE's are a great option and you can knock them out at a pace of one per week or two if you have the time.
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    CoachP1985 is offline Minor Noble
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    I took a development psy class from the CC I graduated from, will that count.

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    Was it Lifespan? If it was childhood and adolescence you could combine with a Psychology of Adulthood and Aging.

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    yes it was, is the biopsych class hard or you just didn't want to pay for it and is there any way around the other two classes

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    There is not credit by exam for the bio-psych or history of psych requirements and I was not willing to pay $390 per credit to take them at Excelsior. If there was a way around them, I didn't find it. As I said, I changed my degree to BSLS due to the cost factor. You might consider the BSLS as it is one of the least restrictive of degrees at Excelsior, requiring only the Capstone to be taken through the college proper.

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    I don't know how much cheaper it would be, but one can completely test out of a psychology degree at TESC with the exception of the capstone. You would pay around $3700 in tuition and fees and the rest of the costs would come from CBEs. COSC has a concentration (equivalent to major) in psychology that looks like it might be easier to test out of than the Excelsior degree with the exception of the capstone and cornerstone. I would consider all options before switching to liberal studies/arts.
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    CoachP1985 is offline Minor Noble
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    I really dont want to switch to a BALS but TESC enrollment fee is much higher to start.

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