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    Hi Guys,

    I'm new here and it was wonderful finding a whole lot of information for cheap education and also earning credits towards completing any degree basically from the BIG 3. I'm in a situation where I have a B.Sc in Psychology already but it's not from any of the schools in the United States. I have been here for for years now, couldn't afford to take classes for my Masters when I got here, all the option I had was survival, meaning I had to get out there and do what's always right and acceptable to make a living. It has never been easy but it has not gotten worse, I am an educationally oriented individual and I planned on getting back on track fast even if it's means burying myself in manageable debt, which I have little to none up to this day.

    Right now, I'm ready to start earning credits towards a new Bachelors from an accredited school in the United States, as my previous B.Sc rarely gets acceptable now because UT at Arlington denied my admission last fall, so my plan is get one from the start using the resources shared on here and putting in a strong application into any Grad School for a Masters degree. I have looked at Sanantone's and JSD's BA in Psychology Path and also looked at the list of courses for a BA in Psychology at TESU, I know what's required of me, but since I am still very much at shock on how this is possible, its basically elating and I have been going through this forum for days, hardly closing the browser and have a lot of thread opened in different tabs. At this point it is overwhelming and I need help.

    I am looking for anyone who would spare a little bit of time and work with me in structuring a road map or pathways to earning the BA in Psychology from TESU from just testing out. Here's the list of TESU courses needed to earn the 120 credits needed:

    BA in Psychology Credit Distribution

    Subject Category Credits
    I. General Education Requirements 60
    A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15

    Written Communication (6)

    Oral Communication (3)

    Quantitative Literacy (3)

    Information Literacy (3)

    B. Civic and Global Learning 9

    Diversity (3)

    Ethics (3)

    Civic Engagement (3)

    C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 12
    D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 4-7
    E. General Education Electives 17-20
    II. Area of Study: Psychology 39
    A. Required Courses 30

    Introduction to Psychology (3)

    Research in Experimental Psychology (3)

    Social Psychology (6)

    History and Systems of Psychology (3)

    Physiological Psychology (3)

    Developmental Psychology (3)

    Abnormal Psychology (3)

    Statistics (3)

    Ethics in the Social Sciences (3)

    B. Capstone 3

    LIB-495 Liberal Arts Capstone (3)

    C. Psychology Electives* 6

    Adolescent Psychology
    Child Psychology
    Cognitive Psychology
    Educational Psychology
    Forensic Psychology Relations
    Group Dynamics
    Humanistic Psychology
    Organizational Behavior
    Personality
    Psychology of Addiction
    Psychology of Adulthood
    Psychology of Aging
    Psychology of Death & Dying
    Psychology of Learning
    Psychology of Love & Interpersonal
    Psychology of Minority Experience
    Sensation & Perception
    Tests and Measurements

    D. Requirements

    Courses transferred to Thomas Edison State University are equated to the following levels: 100, 200, 300 or 400. A minimum of 18 credits equating to 300 or 400 are required.


    III. Electives 21
    Total 120.

    Note 1:
    The following TECEP® exam, DANTES DSST exam or Guided Study course may be used as an elective in the psychology area of study.

    SOS-305-DE Drug and Alcohol Abuse (3 credits)
    SOS-304-GS Drugs and Society (3 credits)

    Note 2: SOS-304-GS Drugs and Society DUPLICATES SOS-305-DE Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

    So, where and how I need help is what recommended sources for each of this courses or resources to earn this credits, so I can start build my road map and also go on ahead to start testing out. Remember, I wouldn't want to attend a community college, except if recommended and if it would help me with Gov't loans or grants, but I would really need very few credits there as I have limited time to do anything else other than to go out there and earning a living so survival bills reponsibility can be met.

    If any one has a question, I would be happy to work with them, I am looking forward to hearing from JSD and Sonantone, I thought it would be better building my roadmap rather than using JSD's.

    Thank you for the anticipated help guys, Shine.

  • #2
    Here are a ton of test out options for the area of study that I've built on our wiki:

    JSD's BA in Psychology (after July 1st, 2015) | Degree Forum Wiki | Fandom powered by Wikia

    Combine this with one of the general ed plans, such as sanantone's, and you have a TESU pscyh degree

    Sanantone's TESU General Education Options After July 1, 2015 | Degree Forum Wiki | Fandom powered by Wikia
    Last edited by jsd; 12-17-2016, 05:08 PM.
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    BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State, 2016
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    BA completed using community college, Competency-Based Education (via Patten University - would not recommend), Study.com, Coopersmith Career Consulting (via Tor College Credits), TESU courses, and a handful of free ACE-recommended credits. See my full BA path here! BS being completed by Competency-Based Education (via WGU - would recommend!)

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    • #3
      Thank you for the direction, if any question pops up, I'll make sure to ask. Also, I wanted to ask about the two courses that can't be tested-out, the Capstone which you said have to be taken at TESU, do you mean actually attending classes, a Capstone is a research project, so I know how it goes but since I'm testing out, what are the other ways to get the credits the capstone.

      Also, do I apply to TESU before I start testing or how do I start, just start testing out straight away, when I have the credits for the courses then I cantact TESU. I don't know what the process entails, other than taking tests to earn credits. So, this where I need some guidance.

      Originally posted by jsd View Post
      Here are a ton of test out options for the area of study that I've built on out wiki:

      JSD's BA in Psychology (after July 1st, 2015) | Degree Forum Wiki | Fandom powered by Wikia

      Combine this with one of the general plans, such as sanantone's, and you have a TESU pscyh degree
      Sanantone's TESU General Education Options After July 1, 2015 | Degree Forum Wiki | Fandom powered by Wikia

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      • #4
        If you have a BSc from a non-US university, your first step should be to have those credits evaluated to see if you can use any toward a BA in Psychology. I have seen several mentions of World Educational Services (WES).
        International Student Policies
        BA, MA, EdS, MMT, etc.
        83 hours of ACE-worthy credits

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        • #5
          Not physically attending a class in New Jersey, but it does need to be taken online with them.

          But like KayV said, definitely have your existing credits evaluated first


          Thomas Edison State University: Apply as an International Student
          We will accept the credit recommendations from one of the following agencies when the recommendations are based on a course by course evaluation and sent on an official foreign credential evaluation to TESU:


          Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI)
          ACEI | The Global Source for Document Evaluation

          Center for Applied Research, Evaluations & Education, Inc.
          International Evaluation Service Center for Applied Research, Evaluation, and Education, Inc.

          Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
          www.ece.org

          World Educational Services, Inc. (WES)
          International Credential Evaluation | World Education Services

          SDR Educational Consultants
          SDR Educational Consultants

          SpanTran Evaluation Services
          www.spantran.com

          Transcript Research
          Transcript Research
          Last edited by jsd; 12-17-2016, 05:37 PM.
          Working on: BS IT-Sec, WGU (79/123 CUs complete)

          BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State, 2016
          AA Sociology, community college, 2015
          Linux+, LPIC-1 Linux Admin, Security+, Network+, A+, and CIW Site Development Associate certified
          BA completed using community college, Competency-Based Education (via Patten University - would not recommend), Study.com, Coopersmith Career Consulting (via Tor College Credits), TESU courses, and a handful of free ACE-recommended credits. See my full BA path here! BS being completed by Competency-Based Education (via WGU - would recommend!)

          Check out DegreeForum's Community-Supported Wiki!

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          • #6
            I agree that you'd want to get your degree evaluated first before applying at TESU.

            Another school to look at, especially from a cost standpoint, is Capella (the competency-based FlexPath program @ $2200/3-month quarter for unlimited courses). They will take international degrees (you don't have to get it evaluated first, you apply as an international student). And they are a Straighterline and Sophia partner school, which means that they will probably take all kinds of ACE-recommended courses just like the Big 3. And they take 135cr (quarter) out of the total 180cr needed, so 75% of the degree can be transferred in. So, even if they don't take your entire degree, they will probably be more lenient than some of the other schools in bringing in credit, and then letting you make up any missed credits cheaply.

            The best thing though, is that they have a BA in Psychology, but then have 14 different Masters programs for Psychology. So, you have a lot of options. The cost is $2400/quarter there, so a great price for a masters degree if you can finish quickly.
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            TECEP - Technical Writing 84% (3cr), English Comp II 79% (3cr), Applied LibArts Math 90% (3cr), Public Relations 70% (3cr), Computers 75% (3cr)
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            • #7
              Originally posted by KayV View Post
              If you have a BSc from a non-US university, your first step should be to have those credits evaluated to see if you can use any toward a BA in Psychology. I have seen several mentions of World Educational Services (WES).
              International Student Policies
              I intend to do this, but I wouldn't want to put money on what might not actually be a contributing factor, and with the country I come from, the delay with processing and mailing and then the courier processing, some people have gone through hell waiting for 4 months and more. While the mail shouldn't take more than 2 to 3 weeks to get to ECE, I will prefer to use them as their services I little bit cheaper than WES. But, the most delay would be the processing of the transcript itself as I'm not even sure my school has started to update to the computer filing/cataloging system, previously it was all in paper and filed in a room.

              So, I am trying right now, but I hope it does arrive before February, FYI, the school is even on strike right now and it seems that's how the year is going to be ending. I have been calling someone to do the ground work for me over there for a transcript request for a long time and that was the latest infomation I got yesterday and that's why I decided to just do the whole process from the start.

              Any other suggestion is welcomed.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dfrecore View Post
                I agree that you'd want to get your degree evaluated first before applying at TESU.

                Another school to look at, especially from a cost standpoint, is Capella (the competency-based FlexPath program @ $2200/3-month quarter for unlimited courses). They will take international degrees (you don't have to get it evaluated first, you apply as an international student). And they are a Straighterline and Sophia partner school, which means that they will probably take all kinds of ACE-recommended courses just like the Big 3. And they take 135cr (quarter) out of the total 180cr needed, so 75% of the degree can be transferred in. So, even if they don't take your entire degree, they will probably be more lenient than some of the other schools in bringing in credit, and then letting you make up any missed credits cheaply.

                The best thing though, is that they have a BA in Psychology, but then have 14 different Masters programs for Psychology. So, you have a lot of options. The cost is $2400/quarter there, so a great price for a masters degree if you can finish quickly.

                I'm very skeptical about Capella, I have come to learn a lot from what happened to ITT-Tech, the criticisms that colleges like University of Phoenix and Southern New Hampshire University are getting, this really leaves room for doubt of employability as there is a sudden doubt now whenever you mention such of your resume. I am not just going to this just get a degree, I need it as a foundation to further my career in the United States.

                I just tried to order my transcript from my college through this service ETX-NG, they are called Electronic Transcript Exchange Services, the moment I started filling out the form after registering, the first prompt I got was that my college does not have electronic filing exchange system yet and transcript would be sources by the company's rep, which means leg work and going through the college transcript process, digging through mountains of paper files, documented and reproduced, definately takes time for about $180 in cost when converted to dollars.

                I am stuck here, delay is what I don't want but with the suggestions so far, it looks like it's inevitable.

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                • #9
                  If time is of the essence and you don't want to wait for transcripts, you can certainly start from scratch. I would STRONGLY encourage you to sign up for ALEKS immediately and do Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Precalculus or Trig, and Statistics. If you have to just pick two, do College Algebra and Stats.

                  ALEKS certification ends on December 31, 2016, so get that done first. You can search the forum for lots of tips on how to complete those classes quickly.
                  BA, MA, EdS, MMT, etc.
                  83 hours of ACE-worthy credits

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KayV View Post
                    If time is of the essence and you don't want to wait for transcripts, you can certainly start from scratch. I would STRONGLY encourage you to sign up for ALEKS immediately and do Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Precalculus or Trig, and Statistics. If you have to just pick two, do College Algebra and Stats.

                    ALEKS certification ends on December 31, 2016, so get that done first. You can search the forum for lots of tips on how to complete those classes quickly.

                    Thanks KayV, I already started looking at Aleks for the Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra. I'm making a list of courses and coming up with my planned route as of now, I would look into this more and find out if I also need to take the Precalculus Asap. Keep your suggestions coming, they are definitely putting on the right track asap.

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                    • #11
                      ALEKS just got extended another month (to 1/31/17) so you have a bit more time with that. Precal maxes out your ALEKS credits so you get a potential 12 hours for $20. Well, $40 if you finish in more than a calendar month.
                      BA, MA, EdS, MMT, etc.
                      83 hours of ACE-worthy credits

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by KayV View Post
                        ALEKS just got extended another month (to 1/31/17) so you have a bit more time with that. Precal maxes out your ALEKS credits so you get a potential 12 hours for $20. Well, $40 if you finish in more than a calendar month.
                        Will try to finish in a month and max out the ALEKS credits available to me. Will be posting my plan here soon, will look forward to your approval on that and any other suggestions you might have with that. Right now I'm working with Sanantone's guide in structuring, just trying to find the list of courses on TESU and see if all his course suggestion and sources are still accpeted by TESU. Kinda hard locating that, checked in the Catalog but no specific list of courses that are accepted.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Shynepapin View Post
                          Will try to finish in a month and max out the ALEKS credits available to me. Will be posting my plan here soon, will look forward to your approval on that and any other suggestions you might have with that. Right now I'm working with Sanantone's guide in structuring, just trying to find the list of courses on TESU and see if all his course suggestion and sources are still accpeted by TESU. Kinda hard locating that, checked in the Catalog but no specific list of courses that are accepted.
                          I'm pretty sure Sanantone's guide is slightly out of date so definitely post your plan here. It may require a few changes.
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                          Institutes: Ethics 312
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                          • #14
                            Sanantone's gen Ed guide is fine and up to date, though doesn't have all options (it's more CLEP heavy as opposed to online testing). Her psych degree plan was for the old catalog, but the psych plan I linked to earlier in this thread is current and all options are still valid for TESU.
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                            BA completed using community college, Competency-Based Education (via Patten University - would not recommend), Study.com, Coopersmith Career Consulting (via Tor College Credits), TESU courses, and a handful of free ACE-recommended credits. See my full BA path here! BS being completed by Competency-Based Education (via WGU - would recommend!)

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                            • #15
                              So guys, I finally came up with a Path for the GEN ED requirements using Sonantone's Gen Ed guide, though it's more CLEP heavy like JSD mentioned and since I'm looking for only online testing options, which also aren't cost heavy, I'll like to share the path here and welcome suggestions on credit source likewise courses. Thanks.

                              Here's the Gen Ed Path:

                              Subject Category Credits Source
                              I. General Education Requirements 60

                              A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
                              Written Communication (6)
                              English Comp I 3 Straighterline or UExcel
                              English Comp II 3 Straighterline or UExcel

                              Oral Communication (3)
                              Intro to Communication 3 Straighterline

                              Quantitative Literacy (3)
                              College Algebra 3 ALEKS

                              Information Literacy (3)
                              Research Methods in Psychology 3 UExcel

                              B. Civic and Global Learning 9
                              Diversity (3)
                              Introduction to Sociology 3 Straighterline

                              Ethics (3)
                              Ethics: Theory & Practice or Ethics in America 3 UExcel or DSST

                              Civic Engagement (3)
                              American Government 3 Straighterline

                              C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 12
                              Organizational Behavior 3 Straighterline
                              Introduction to Microeconomics or Intermediate Algebra 3 UExcel or ALEKS
                              Political Science 3 UExcel
                              World Population 3 UExcel

                              D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 4-7
                              Intro to Biology 3 DSST
                              Introduction to Computing 3 Straighterline

                              E. General Education Electives 17-20
                              Environmental Science 3 Straighterline
                              Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Straighterline
                              Western Civilization I 3 Straighterline
                              Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 3 ALEKS
                              U.S History I 3 Straighterline
                              Coporate Communication 3 Saylor

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