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    I have a question..

    I have an AA in Mortuary Science (approx 80 credits), plus I have about 58-60 credits from a previous mortuary school that was denied accreditation. I got Southern New Hampshire University to accept those credits 58-60 credits and put them onto a transcript so they are "valid". But now I am trying to get my BA/BS in just about anything that allows me to use up as many of my credits as possible. So my question is, does my AA count towards my BA/BS or just the 58-60 credits I have? Most BA/BS programs are around 120 credits if I am not mistaken? If someone could help me I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks,
    Ashley

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    Quote Originally Posted by arhanley View Post
    I have a question..

    I have an AA in Mortuary Science (approx 80 credits), plus I have about 58-60 credits from a previous mortuary school that was denied accreditation. I got Southern New Hampshire University to accept those credits 58-60 credits and put them onto a transcript so they are "valid". But now I am trying to get my BA/BS in just about anything that allows me to use up as many of my credits as possible. So my question is, does my AA count towards my BA/BS or just the 58-60 credits I have? Most BA/BS programs are around 120 credits if I am not mistaken? If someone could help me I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks,
    Ashley
    Did you get a reply to this? It seems like you've not logged in a while either. Anyways, if you or others are wondering, here's what I believe.
    Your AA in Mortuary Science mostly comprise of lower level courses, if not, all the credits you have obtained are lower level.

    If it transfers over to a university, you would have your first 60 credits done for the most part, there may be some courses that will be acceptable for the prerequisites or requisites of a BA/BS, you should have at least 30 upper level credits to be on safe side, some schools only require 18-24 UL in AOS.

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    Hey, I've lurked for a while and I am going to start classes for Excelsior in a few days.

    I picked the school because I needed to finish a communications degree at SUNY Buffalo that I was a few credits short about
    8 years ago. Due to personal and financial reasons I had to stop.

    According to the map plan they gave me I need the following:

    CCS*100 EC Student Experience Orientation Requirement MET
    ARTS AND SCIENCES Needed
    Arts and Sciences Lower Level 5.0
    Arts and Sciences Upper Level 15.0
    TOTAL ARTS AND SCIENCES REMAINING 20.0

    APPLIED PROFESSIONAL or ADDITIONAL ARTS AND SCIENCES Needed
    Any Academic Area 2.0
    TOTAL IN ANY ACADEMIC AREA REMAINING 2.0

    Totals listed above must include the following requirements:
    General Education Requirements: Needed
    Written English 0.0
    Humanities Distribution 0.0
    Humanities Core 0.0
    Ethics 0.0

    Social Sciences/History Distribution 0.0
    Natural Sciences/Math Distribution 3.0
    Math Requirement 0.0
    Natural Science requirement 2.0
    Information Literacy 1.0
    I'm a bit confused about the Natural Sciences/Math distribution.

    It says that I need Natural Sciences for 3 credits and then Natural Science for 2 credits.

    Now I say that I can take 3 credits for NS110 Science in Today's world or test out via uexcel.
    What about the 2 credits for Natural Science? Can I test out of both of those?


    Now for my major requirements I'm kind of confused about the following:

    Humanities Major -Communication Studies Concentration.
    To include 18 upper level and 15 lower level credits.
    Needed
    Total Lower Level Humanities - Communication Studies 0.0
    Total Upper Level Humanities - Communication Studies 6.0
    Total Hours to Include the Following Requirements Needed
    IA. Survey course in Humanities 3.0
    IB. Introduction to Philosophy 0.0
    IC. Ethics 0.0
    ID. Research and Writing in the Major 1.0
    IE. Humanities Capstone 3.0
    Area II Electives Needed
    IIA. Survey Course in Communication Studies 0.0
    IIB. Additional credits in Communication Studies Met
    Minimum of 5 courses required 6 taken
    I'm not sure if my academic adviser explained it to me correctly. Is Research and writing the major
    the same as the capstone?

    I've searched far and wide but I'm not sure. Is there a way to effectively test out of upper level comm courses?

    I am taking the following for this fall. I'm taking 7 credits to ease myself in. In future trimesters
    depending on how i feel I might take a few more so I can finish by next summer.

    HUM200 INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES
    3.0
    08/22/2016
    10/16/2016 FALL I - 8 WEEK IN PROGRESS

    INL102 INFORMATION LITERACY
    1.0
    08/22/2016
    10/16/2016 FALL I - 8 WEEK IN PROGRESS


    COMM335 ETHICS IN COMMUNICATION
    3.0
    10/17/2016
    12/11/2016 FALL II - 8 WEEK IN PROGRESS
    If anyone can help me out I appreciate it. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinleon View Post

    I'm a bit confused about the Natural Sciences/Math distribution.
    It says that I need Natural Sciences for 3 credits and then Natural Science for 2 credits.
    Now I say that I can take 3 credits for NS110 Science in Today's world or test out via uexcel.
    What about the 2 credits for Natural Science? Can I test out of both of those?
    The Natural Science/Mathematics requirement is 9 credits. Of the 9 credits 2 have to be a mathematics course and 2 have to be a natural science course. The remaining credits can be either math or science courses.

    Good Luck!!
    Last edited by dhillbilly; 08-20-2016 at 04:22 PM.

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    I suggest the Natural Sciences CLEP. That will get you six credits that should be able to be applied in your program. I am completing my BA with Excelsior and they allowed it for my program. That should shorten your time to completion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dccommuter View Post
    I suggest the Natural Sciences CLEP. That will get you six credits that should be able to be applied in your program. I am completing my BA with Excelsior and they allowed it for my program. That should shorten your time to completion.
    Interesting.

    How long did it take for you to study for that?

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    Ready for your CLEP exam?

    Study for your exam using the same CLEP Study Guides used by thousands of members of this discussion forum!


    Does anyone have information regarding the Criminal Justice /Investigative Forensics degree and the classes required and what can be tested out? For Excelsior or Thomas Edison?

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