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  Can anyone share a degree plan for Psychology at TESU?
Posted by: CollegeKid - Yesterday, 04:41 PM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (3)

I've looked around on the forum and I'm trying to find a degree plan for Psychology at TESU. Does anyone have one?

Also, I know there are some upcoming changes to the UL Psychology courses that TESU will be marking as LL after 12/31/17. But I can't find the thread that talked about that. Does anyone know what courses those are??

Thank you!!!!!

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  Study.com's Personal Finance course - terrible!
Posted by: dfrecore - Yesterday, 02:46 PM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, Ed4Credit.com, Shmoop.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (10)

I just finished, and it was torture.  Very repetitive, but also didn't include things they should, or included things they shouldn't.  And it was like they took all of the things they wanted to teach, wrote them on a piece of paper, put them in a hat, and then pulled out 10 things and made a chapter out of it - there was zero flow to the course.  It was odd.  I took the DSST exam for this and thought it covered things you actually needed to know.

Then there's the whole "quiz" thing, which in no way reflects the material you're actually tested on.  The quizzes are totally useless.  The chapter exams were much more along the lines of the exam, so I'm really not sure why quizzes are required (they shouldn't be) but chapter tests aren't (and they should be).  Just a weird way to set up this course.

I have 5 more to take, and I sincerely hope they are better than this one.  A terrible introduction to the study.com universe if there ever was one!

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  Associate Degrees at TESU
Posted by: rlw74 - Yesterday, 07:35 AM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (4)

So I'm curious, has anyone transferred an Associate's Degree from TESU to a four year B&M college? or from WVCC? How did that go?

I'm looking into options for my 8th grader who starts high school next year. She is in a couple of advanced classes at the school already and wants to work on an Associates concurrently with high school work. Here are the options we are considering:

1. Ideally, our plan right now is to enroll her in a program our high school has. She can take classes at a community college and get credit for both high school and college at the same time. However, they don't accept everyone into the program and there is a possibility she can't start until she is a junior.

2. If that doesn't work out, she has an opportunity to enroll part-time with the school (take a couple of classes, participate in extra-curricular opportunities etc) but take the rest of her coursework at home. They may accept alternates like SL or study.com but I have to check on that and make sure it would be approved.

3. She can take all her alternate credits in addition to her high school credits and possibly get an associates online. What I don't want to have happen though is her taking a lot of credits that don't transfer anywhere. Yes, she can get a Bachelors from TESU and do it all online. However, I really prefer she sit in a classroom and have that experience. Right now she doesn't have a degree in mind so I only want her to focus on Gen Ed courses anyway.

I'm assuming an Associates, while fine, will not guarantee those courses will be accepted elsewhere unless that school happens to accept credits from places like SL or study.com etc. I am looking into the option of CLEP exams too. CLEPs are more universally accepted but schools put limits on what they will accept. She won't get a full 60 credits that way.

Has anyone looked into other options for a similar situation?

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  University of Maine at Presque Isle
Posted by: sanantone - Yesterday, 12:47 AM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - No Replies

A competency-based bachelor's in business administration at $2,000 per semester.

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktake...sed-degree

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  Need Easy and Fast Gen Ed Elective from STUDY for BALS TESU
Posted by: germ - 10-18-2017, 04:56 PM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, Ed4Credit.com, Shmoop.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (4)

Hi! I Need an Easy and Fast Gen Ed Elective from STUDY.COM. I would also like one from StraighterLine (I have extra time there) for insurance just in case I have problems with the transfer from Study.com. I need this to file for graduation by 1/1/2018. I'm also taking my capstone with Longenbach in November if anyone would like to give me any insight on him. I've enclosed my plan in the attachment below. Many thanks to this site and all who participate and help!



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  Substance Abuse & Health and Human Development DSST for $65 (each)
Posted by: Joeman200 - 10-18-2017, 03:51 PM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - No Replies

Got this email from DSST today:

Quote:Limited Time Offer For All Students
Take a DSST Health Exam for $65!


Whether you are working toward a career in the field of health sciences, have interest in living a healthier lifestyle, or just need to need a course or two to satisfy elective requirements, you can save money by taking a DSST exam during our DSST Health Exam Promotion.
Now until November 30, 2017, students can take two of the exams in our health suite for $65 each ($15 savings)! Just use the PROMO Code: BEHEALTHY17 when you schedule your exam.
Eligible Exams:
Substance Abuse $65


Health and Human Development $65

The DSST Credit by Exam Program allows students to get a head start on or finish their degree program by taking prior-learning exams for college credit. Check out the full selection of DSST exam offerings and talk to your advisor about incorporating DSST Exams into your degree plan.

Here’s How It Works
1
Check with your college or university to make sure that DSST credits will be accepted and applied toward your degree.
 
2
Locate a test center and schedule your DSST Exam.
 
3

Enter the PROMO CODE: BEHEALTHY17 during the registration process.
 

Note: Promotional price applies only to the Substance Abuse and Health and Human Development exams.


Exam List

*Offer valid from October 18 to November 30, 2017. Promotional price applies only to the Substance Abuse and Health and Human Development exams. Students are responsible for ensuring that their college or university accepts DSST exams for credit. Promotional price is applicable to internet- and paper-based tests.

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  MEd that's a good price, 1 year or less?
Posted by: Ideas - 10-18-2017, 06:38 AM - Forum: Graduate School Discussion - Replies (4)

I am looking to compare some MEd degrees, ones that don't need you to already be a licensed teacher. I'm kind of flexible about areas of study because I have a few interests, but don't want one focused on K-12.

I like competency based programs, because of the cost, and I like the pressure to work quickly. The only competency MEd I could find are the two that WGU offers. It is fine with me that they don't lead to licensure.

The main thing I dislike about WGU is they won't take grad transfer credits. I'd like to do as much as possible though VESi and similar programs to save money and time. I think the VESi credits will also be convenient.

I do like WGU's offering, but is there any MEd program that's cheaper in total than 2 terms at WGU?

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  how to earn Master Credits ?
Posted by: smater planet - 10-17-2017, 10:42 PM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, Ed4Credit.com, Shmoop.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (8)

Hello Every one,

Similar to that of straighterline or any other invidual courses that you can take transfer it to the partner colleges. Do you know the same for Master Degree any such affilates.

Thanks
Planet

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  False Alarm: DSST no longer available to civilians? Military personnel with CAC only?
Posted by: coughcool - 10-17-2017, 09:41 PM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (3)

I was just about to sign up for a few tests when I was startled to read the following:

"At this time civilian and non-eligible military test takers cannot take an exam at a Prometric test center."

"Please note: Prometric sites are currently only able to offer Principles of Supervision, Computing and Information Technology, Ethics in America, Health & Human Development, Introduction to Business, Introduction to World Religions and Substance Abuse. We are exploring opportunities to expand this offering in the near future."

"Identification Requirements

Military service members need to provide their Common Access Card (CAC) and one valid government–issued identification card at the time of check in. You will not be able to sit for the exam without providing the CAC. "


No mention of civilian options anywhere.

I proceeded to check Prometric's press releases and FAQs, then to google up any info on what might have changed since I last took one of these exams only to find absolutely nothing confirming or even acknowledging this change.

Can anyone else confirm what is going on here?

To recreate this, just head over to prometric.com and attempt to schedule an exam. Is this just in my neighborhood or what?

Seriously perplexed over here.

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  TESU BA Computer Science Ultimate Low Cost Help
Posted by: armstrongsubero - 10-17-2017, 09:39 PM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (33)

Hey everyone. So here's the thing. I applied to TESU to finish a BA in computer science. I already have 16 credits on my evaluation and at my current pace by the end of the month, I 'll add 30 more from SL, Shmoop and Sophia (already completed 22). By the end of the year I plan to finish 70 credits.

I got a prepaid debit card to put US on but Study.com won't accept my prepaid debit, so I can't register for any courses with them to get the reduced pricing from TESU. I have no choice but to start the cornerstone in November which I already registered for. Btw I'm located outside the US, and without the reduced pricing from study.com those $1500 courses from TESU seem like a lot. lol.

Anyway, I need to plan from now I will to target my AOS courses from January as I have all the gen eds and electives panned out. Currently for the AOS, I have Network Security from TEEX transferred as CAP-385 and Security Basics as CAP-295 also from TEEX  (2UL and 2LL, 4 credits total).  

All the degree plans I downloaded for computer science mention data structures can be taken at a CC, however, I could not find any data structures courses that can be taken completely online. Does anyone know any?

Additionally all the plans mention the computer architecture and operating systems courses. Are these absolutely necessary? I mean I know people say it's necessary for graduate studies, but I if I will do my masters and doctorate, I plan to do so at Aspen cause the monthly payments seem doable and I don't see them requiring those courses for their masters. How can I get around this? I see CSU Global has Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing as well as Cloud Computing and Big Data, does anyone know if these will transfer as UL to TESU? Also I passed Sophia intro to IT, which on TESU page say it's CIS-110 will it be AOS?

Another thing they place the free insurance course in my "Diversity" section and not my Ethics Section. Can I ask to change this?

Ideally all I want to take from TESU is the Cornerstone and Capstone. 


Here's my plan for AOS, the filled in TEEX was from my evaluation, how can I reduce cost?

AREA OF STUDY: COMPUTER SCIENCE (36 cr)
  
A. Required Courses (15 cr)
 

CIS-101   Intro to Computers  3  ED4CREDIT?   $195 
COS-241  Data Structures       3  TESU             $1,497 
MAT-231  Calculus I               3  SL                 $169 (plan to take one month for CALC I and one month for CALC II)
MAT-232  Calculus II              3  SL                 $169 
MAT-270  Discrete Math          3  AMU              $810 

 B. Liberal Arts Capstone
 
LIB-495   Liberal Arts Capstone  3  TESU           $1,497 
 
 
C. Computer Science Electives (21 cr)
 
CIS-301   Management Information Systems   3   Saylor    $25 
CAP-385   Network Security                          2    TEEX      $0      DONE 
CMP-354  Network Technology                      3   TECEP    $114 
COS-330  Computer Architecture                   3    TESU     $1,497 
COS-352   Operating Systems                       3    TESU      $1,497 
CIS-351    Software Engineering                   3     Saylor    $25 
CAP-295    Intro to Security Basics                2    TEEX      $0    DONE
COS-213    C++ Programming                      4     SL          $99       IN PROGRESS

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