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15 free credits at Test Drive College?
#1
This website seems to be giving away 15 lower level credits. It's recommended for credit by ACE. I just thought I'd mention it because I haven't seen it on this forum before. Has anyone taken their courses?
#2
wb.john Wrote:This website seems to be giving away 15 lower level credits. It's recommended for credit by ACE. I just thought I'd mention it because I haven't seen it on this forum before. Has anyone taken their courses?
I looked at that a few months back, and even took the assessment test to see how reasonable it was, but didn't sign up. From what I gather from reading the site, you can only take a single class (3 credits) and their goal is to transfer it (and your required financial aid application) to one of their partner schools. As interested as I was in getting some free credits (and knock out english comp) it set off my scam sensor a bit (even though it is probably legit.) Plus I don't qualify for financial aid so I didn't want to fill out the application (or provide them with any of my personal info), and that is required for them to transfer the credit from the class, so I decided against pursuing it.
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Merlin Wrote:I looked at that a few months back, and even took the assessment test to see how reasonable it was, but didn't sign up. From what I gather from reading the site, you can only take a single class (3 credits) and their goal is to transfer it (and your required financial aid application) to one of their partner schools. As interested as I was in getting some free credits (and knock out english comp) it set off my scam sensor a bit (even though it is probably legit.) Plus I don't qualify for financial aid so I didn't want to fill out the application (or provide them with any of my personal info), and that is required for them to transfer the credit from the class, so I decided against pursuing it.

That's too bad if they won't allow you to take more than one course. Still, I'm sure someone could get at least 3 credits to transfer to one of the Big 3 if they're willing to go through all the annoyance.
#4
wb.john Wrote:That's too bad if they won't allow you to take more than one course. Still, I'm sure someone could get at least 3 credits to transfer to one of the Big 3 if they're willing to go through all the annoyance.
I got the impression that they only transfer the credits to their partner schools, but I'm sure there is a way around that, especially if you can get it ACE transcripted, then it wouldn't matter.
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BSBA (Computer Information Systems), 2019, Thomas Edison State University
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#5
I took English 101 there...and i may have "pretended" to be interested in their other sponsor school and even went as far as having them put me in contact with one, but I enrolled in TESC. You are not FORCED to enroll in any of their other colleges just go throw the song and dance. They DO put the course on my ACE transcript and I was done with them. Its no scam you just have to know how to make it work for you. So do not be afraid to try them out. I did and was very satisfied with my free 3 credits.
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#6
Did they still make you submit a financial aid application? That was the bit I didn't like.
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#7
Introduction to Psychology, looks interesting. I might try this.
#8
FREE 3 credits!!

So lets just say i fill out the financial aid but I'm already enrolled in TESC..Would that be a problem??
#9
msantos Wrote:FREE 3 credits!!

So lets just say i fill out the financial aid but I'm already enrolled in TESC..Would that be a problem??

You can actually just give them your data relaease number (DRN) located on your FAFSA confirmation page and they should be able to pull up the application. Or you can go into your current FAFSA and add the name of the second school. Remember, it's just information they use to design a FA package for the student. Nothing happens until you accept the award.

Just a quick fyi, I was enrolled at two schools at the same time (TESC and CC). One school I used FinAid the other I did not. But you can also do both, one then acts as a clearing house for both. If you needed this in the future talk to your registrar and or bursars office.

Good luck on the credits!

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#10
Merlin Wrote:I got the impression that they only transfer the credits to their partner schools, but I'm sure there is a way around that, especially if you can get it ACE transcripted, then it wouldn't matter.

The issuing school never gets a say in where your credits transfer, it's always the receiving school that makes that decision. Besides, if it's ACE evaluated, then it's ACE evaluated. It doesn't matter if they have partner schools or not. The real question is what they require in order to issue you a transcript with an ACE evaluated course on it....


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