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    Hello,
    I have been accepted into BA Psychology at TESC. They evaluated my credits from SNHU and assigned 2 of my psychology courses as lower level even though they were both on 300 level at SNHU. I was majoring in Psychology with concentration in child/adolescent development at SNHU. I decided to transfer to TESC because of the stupid credit transfer policy at SNHU that keeps changing (with latest which wouldn't allow me to take anymore classes outside of SNHU after I start my last 30 credits, despite the fact that I had already fulfilled the minimum credit requirement with them). Anyways, the credits in question were taken as courses that were a part of concentration but TESC gave equivalencies to 2 courses that were both 300 level like I mentioned before as 100 and 200 level. I find this ridiculous, these were in depth courses on child psychology, not an intro to psychology type of classes. I have emailed them and asked for a reevaluation and to also see why one of the psychology courses was placed in Social Sciences section instead of the psychology electives section.
    My question now is how likely it is that they will reevaluate the credits and change the level? Has this happened to anyone before? I also wonder of they would place the course from social sciences section into Psychology Electives section. I know I will get the answer from them but you know how slow they are with evaluations. I wouldn't want to take anymore classes in Psychology just to fulfill the upper level requirement and the electives requirement as I have that almost covered (what's left is research methods in psychology which I plan to test out of with ECE and capstone).
    Right now they counted for me only 2 courses as upper level. So if capstone is upper level, and ECE is also upper level then I'll still need one more upper level. My only hope would be if they would count my Abnormal Psychology (they're still evaluating credits from the college where I took this) which was lower level at my college, and assign upper level to it, as this is what their Abnormal Psychology is.
    Please share your thoughts and experiences on this.
    Last edited by Yana; 06-25-2015, 07:40 AM.

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    TESC is usually good in giving upper level credit if it is from a 4 yr school like SNHU. If you have saved your syllabi and some work sample you may be able to successfully appeal. Heck if Tesc can transfer courses like straighterline as upper level, why not full blown courses. Pursue this and get it changed. Does TESC have equivalent courses as upper level? Some schools will only transfer on a course at the same level as theirs
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    • #3
      contact advising, not the call center, and ask them about the evaluation. Be prepared to supply a copy of the course description. My Software Engineering class came over as LL even though it was UL at COSC. After they reviewed the course description, it was changed.
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      • #4
        The more information you have about the course, catalog description, class syllabi, final papers the more chance you have of convincing TESC to give you upper level. In the past they have been reasonable about correcting this if you can prove it was upper level work.

        The way TESC answers your question is different depending on if you are just an applicant or if you have already enrolled. When you say you emailed did you put in a trouble ticket or just a general e-mail to advising. If you are enrolled and all else fails set up an appointment (by phone) with your adviser and you will have a little better chance of getting real answers.
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        • #5
          Thanks for your replies. I am determined to have them reevaluate it and will try to appeal. I may have some work left though I'm not sure cuz the laptop I used back then crashed and I am having issues accessing the hdd on it. But I can get the syllabus and will try to login into my SNHU student account and see what I can get from there.
          I am admitted but I haven't taken any classes yet, still waiting for other transcript to be evaluated.

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          • #6
            don't worry about the syllabus and papers at this time. Ask them about the course. I had three re-evaluated and all they asked for at first was the course description. for two of the courses, I pulled the into off of the schools website and included the link to the page. The third course was an older course that was no longer listed online, so I had to contact my original school to get a copy from the course catalog.
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            • #7
              UPDATE
              I emailed them the course descriptions. They did the re-evaluation and only changed the level on one course. The course they kept as it was is PSY 311 Child Adolescent Development which they equated as TESC PSY 112. Well so far I have 4 UL psychology courses. I still need to do the capstone and research psychology so hopefully it would be sufficient for UL requirements of 15 credits in Area of Study.

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              • #8
                Dropping a 300 level to 100, no way would I accept that decision! That code does not even appear in the database.

                I would immediately get a copy of the course syllabus and request a formal appeal. Unfortunately a simple course description does not provide the necessary proof of work required or the level of difficulty (objectives/assignments). Contact the University for a copy if you did not keep one on file.

                It's an easy, painless process:
                Procedures and Appeal Guidelines for Transfer Credit Evaluations
                Last edited by bricabrac; 06-29-2015, 09:39 AM.
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                • #9
                  Bricabrac, I will look into getting the syllabus, I must have it somewhere on my older hdd. I was wondering how that would affect negatively if I left it as is? They said that that course can not be re-equivocated.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Yana View Post
                    Bricabrac, I will look into getting the syllabus, I must have it somewhere on my older hdd. I was wondering how that would affect negatively if I left it as is? They said that that course can not be re-equivocated.

                    Who said, the Registrar?

                    Yes, you can leave it as is if you so choose. I just think it's a waste of time and money to waste UL credit already earned. I've found it pays to fight for certain things. Sure they may not give it to you but what if they do?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bricabrac View Post
                      Who said, the Registrar?

                      Yes, you can leave it as is if you so choose. I just think it's a waste of time and money to waste UL credit already earned. I've found it pays to fight for certain things. Sure they may not give it to you but what if they do?

                      There are a lot of things that come up on this forum, things that are -in the grand scheme of a degree- a speck of dust. There can be issues that are wheel spinners, they get you riled up but may not be worth the brain space for any number of reasons; easy fixes, quick resolutions, or just things that were misunderstandings. Then there is upper level credit. It's all about upper level credit here- that's the credit that is hardest to find, sometimes harder to complete, generally more expensive, and the brick wall that can be the difference between completing your degree and stopping. You're in a degree that will require some serious strategic planning and cash to get your upper level credit, I'd go b*lls to the wall for this one. You're leaving 3 UL credits IN YOUR MAJOR on the table. I'm with Bric, you need to go after this. EVEN IF it takes you 10 hours of phone calls and paperwork, you can't get this credit anywhere else for that. UL university credit --> UL TESC credit.

                      P.S. I'm 99.9% sure TESC is in error, you're not asking them for a favor.
                      Last edited by cookderosa; 06-29-2015, 11:04 PM.
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