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Affordable community colleges or state univs for online CS courses?
#1
Hello,

I am a prospective international student living outside the US and looking to take accredited Computer Science (CS) courses online via a community college or a state university in the coming term to get into an MS in CS.  I already have two degrees in another field but I don't have any credits in CS. 

Any recommendations for decent and affordable community colleges or state universities for online CS courses?

Thanks in advance.
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Programming course from ASU:

https://ea.asu.edu/courses/introduction-...ng-cse-110

Microbachelors program from edx.org:

https://www.edx.org/microbachelors/nyux-...ndamentals

These will both run you $400-$500 so you may be able to find cheaper options through community colleges
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Just wondering what your undergrad and graduate degree was in? Was there a specific major or concentration/emphasis?
BTW, where exactly are you now and where did you get your degrees? I also would recommend the MOOC providers.
Generally any provider that co-operates with a recognized university, coursera, edx, futurelearn, udacity and upgrad...
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(04-20-2020, 02:59 AM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Just wondering what your undergrad and graduate degree was in?  Was there a specific major or concentration/emphasis?  
BTW, where exactly are you now and where did you get your degrees?  I also would recommend the MOOC providers.
Generally any provider that co-operates with a recognized university, coursera, edx, futurelearn, udacity and upgrad...

Hi bjcheung77,

Thanks for your reply.

My two degrees were in economics (no minor or concentrations that would be relevant for CS) and I currently live in Europe. As far as I know MOOC courses are not accredited so they wouldn't mean much to OMSCS admissions committee. I reached out to them and they encouraged me to take a handful of accredited courses in CS.
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That's correct, generally, the MOOC courses alone are for self-study and not for credit (people can use these for PLA/portfolio credit though).  

However, that being said, I mentioned the MOOCs provided by or in co-operation with a recognized university.  For example, the GT OMSCS you're looking to get into is actually a MOOC program provided in partnership with Udacity.  

Hence my answer to you pointing out to the major 5 players... And this is especially true if you're NOT in the USA, you can get them from partners all over the world, Australia, US, UK, etc.  You need a backup option just in case GT OMSCS doesn't accept you...

Again, coursera, edx, futurelearn, udacity, and upgrad are the 5 I'm referring to, do a search with google about their degree programs available, the majority of them are going to be in CS/IT or Business such as the MBA.  I've written about them several times...
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