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#21
I think that there's another thread somewhere here with someone who decided to do NAU but I can't remember who it was or what the degree was. It definitely sounds like a good option if they have a degree that you want.
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(10-28-2020, 05:30 PM)rachel83az Wrote: I think that there's another thread somewhere here with someone who decided to do NAU but I can't remember who it was or what the degree was. It definitely sounds like a good option if they have a degree that you want.

I can't remember where I was reading (it might have been here or the other forum for distance learning) but I swear someone said that the entire degree was non-proctored and everything is written assignments/finals. That's what got me researching about them because due to my disabilities and learning impairments I can't do webcam proctoring, so it's been very hard to find a degree program that fits my needs to say the least.
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#23
hmm I emailed them like a week ago but they're not answering my questions......
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(10-28-2020, 05:17 PM)TechNerd Wrote: I heard back from NAU. The program is completely self-paced, you turn in assignments (assuming this means that it truly is non-proctored), professors in each class will check in on your progress and you will also be assigned an advisor that checks in on you. You're provided with all the materials you need for each class.

I'm so close to pulling the trigger on this university. I might make a separate thread so more people see it and can maybe give more insight as there is not a lot of info out there about NAU. But this seems really promising.

Excellent news! I gave NAU a really hard look but opted to go the project management route instead of IT. I don't think this program gets enough recognition. I wonder if it's because they only have a handful of degrees.

(10-28-2020, 07:16 PM)TechNerd Wrote:
(10-28-2020, 05:30 PM)rachel83az Wrote: I think that there's another thread somewhere here with someone who decided to do NAU but I can't remember who it was or what the degree was. It definitely sounds like a good option if they have a degree that you want.

I can't remember where I was reading (it might have been here or the other forum for distance learning) but I swear someone said that the entire degree was non-proctored and everything is written assignments/finals. That's what got me researching about them because due to my disabilities and learning impairments I can't do webcam proctoring, so it's been very hard to find a degree program that fits my needs to say the least.

If you're looking for a bachelor's degree, give UMPI a look. There aren't any IT degrees except for a business or liberal arts degree in project management or management information systems which is a minor. But all of their degrees are CBE meaning the course is graded on a final paper, project, or exam. None of my exams have had a proctor. If you have any questions about UMPI, feel free to PM me. They're adding a master's in organizational leadership in January as well which also be CBE.

https://online.umpi.edu/


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(10-28-2020, 10:54 PM)ss20ts Wrote: I gave NAU a really hard look but opted to go the project management route instead of IT. I don't think this program gets enough recognition. I wonder if it's because they only have a handful of degrees.

I am also very interested in trying out NAU, but they don't really offer a degree that interests me. The MCIT is as close as they come to something that I'd consider, but that is not really the kind of degree I'm looking for. If they offered a master's degree in Computer Science, Data Science/Machine Learning, or even a business master's like Leadership or Management, I'd definitely consider it... but that isn't likely to happen. The MCIT offers an emphasis in Data Analytics, but that really doesn't cover what I want.
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Found a thread of someone who went to NAU a couple of years ago for a bachelor's program: https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-...CS-program 

They might have changed things, but probably not. Maybe nyvrem can answer your questions about how the courses are structured.
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If other universities accept NAU credits, then it will give us a huge tuition saving. Most of universities accept max 90 transfer credits.
So, you can earn 90 transferable credits from NAU for $3k and then transfer to other institutions.
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(10-29-2020, 06:34 AM)nomaduser Wrote: If other universities accept NAU credits, then it will give us a huge tuition saving. Most of universities accept max 90 transfer credits.
So, you can earn 90 transferable credits from NAU for $3k and then transfer to other institutions.

NAU is a legit b&m school. They're RA so yes the credits could transfer, but why not just finish there?


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Community College: AS Individual Studies
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(10-29-2020, 04:51 PM)ss20ts Wrote: NAU is a legit b&m school. They're RA so yes the credits could transfer, but why not just finish there?

One reason could be to get a degree that NAU doesn't offer but that their credits will transfer into. For instance, a possible source of a few UL CS credits for a CS degree at TESU instead of the IT degree that NAU offers. COSC also has different degrees than NAU offers and it's harder to get credit for COSC now. Or, possibly, Excelsior. Though their degrees are strange and mysterious.

It's not always about the cheapest or the easiest; sometimes you want/need a specific degree.
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(10-29-2020, 05:13 PM)rachel83az Wrote:
(10-29-2020, 04:51 PM)ss20ts Wrote: NAU is a legit b&m school. They're RA so yes the credits could transfer, but why not just finish there?

One reason could be to get a degree that NAU doesn't offer but that their credits will transfer into. For instance, a possible source of a few UL CS credits for a CS degree at TESU instead of the IT degree that NAU offers. COSC also has different degrees than NAU offers and it's harder to get credit for COSC now. Or, possibly, Excelsior. Though their degrees are strange and mysterious.

It's not always about the cheapest or the easiest; sometimes you want/need a specific degree.

I get that, but at these CBE schools, you don't get to pick and choose what you want to take. They often have a program set up and you follow along through it. It's not like you just take a bunch of gen eds. You also need to be enrolled and admitted to get into these programs. You can't just take a class here and there like a community college. They tend to have very limited gen ed courses as well. The UL are often exactly what they want you to take there for their degree. They don't offer courses for you to have the plans to transfer them elsewhere. You don't pick your courses. Your advisor gives them to you usually following the degree plan. This has been my and my husband's experiences with CBE programs.


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Sophia: Environmental Science, Developing Effective Teams, The Essentials of Managing Conflict, College Algebra, Visual Communication, Microeconomics, Introduction to Information Technology, Introduction to Statistics, Human Biology
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