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Another COSC journey
#1
Wink 
Hi, another newbie is here.

I've been lurking this forum for a while, because one of my close relatives works on TESU BALS. Quarantined and bored me could not resist that Sophia deal  Angel (and I really hope COSC will not end partnership with Sophia anytime soon).
Anyways, feel free to chime in: any tips, comments, suggestions are much appreciated!
Completed (87): Sophia (81), TEEX (4), Institutes (2)
Currently taking: Sophia (6), ASU (6), Misc free RA (5)

Planned: RA (15)
Still planning: alt-credit

First stop: BOG AAS or AA @ COSC
Considering:
BALS (social sci/psych conc), BA Sociology TESU; 
BALS, BS Psychology, BA Sociology @ COSC;
BSLA (soc/psych depths or AOFs), or BS Psyc @ Excelsior.
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#2
What is your goal? Do you have existing credits?
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#3
(05-12-2020, 01:49 PM)lacussucceed Wrote: What is your goal?

My goal is to start with AA.

(05-12-2020, 01:49 PM)lacussucceed Wrote: Do you have existing credits?

Ethics by The Institutes, Cyber 101/201 by TEEX, 5 FEMA classes, and about 28 credits by Sophia (I guess only some on them are transferable).
I also graduated with bachelors 10 years ago. My school is in non-English speaking country and course-by-course degree evaluation is going to very painful process. I would just prefer to opt out and start from scratch.
Completed (87): Sophia (81), TEEX (4), Institutes (2)
Currently taking: Sophia (6), ASU (6), Misc free RA (5)

Planned: RA (15)
Still planning: alt-credit

First stop: BOG AAS or AA @ COSC
Considering:
BALS (social sci/psych conc), BA Sociology TESU; 
BALS, BS Psychology, BA Sociology @ COSC;
BSLA (soc/psych depths or AOFs), or BS Psyc @ Excelsior.
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#4
End goal / purpose of the degree(s)?
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#5
(05-12-2020, 02:11 PM)NoStudentNoCry Wrote:
(05-12-2020, 01:49 PM)lacussucceed Wrote: What is your goal?

My goal is to start with AA.

(05-12-2020, 01:49 PM)lacussucceed Wrote: Do you have existing credits?

Ethics by The Institutes, Cyber 101/201 by TEEX, 5 FEMA classes, and about 28 credits by Sophia (I guess only some on them are transferable).
I also graduated with bachelors 10 years ago. My school is in non-English speaking country and course-by-course degree evaluation is going to very painful process. I would just prefer to opt out and start from scratch.


Try Transcript Research and they're accepted by COSC
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StraighterLine : 
Accounting I & II, American Government, Business Statistics, Cultural Anthropology, Calculus I, Physics I, IT Fundamentals, Intro to Comm, Intro to Religion, Macro 
& Microeconomics, Prin of MGMT

SDC: 
302: SAD, 307: Software Eng, 104: College Composition l & II, 303: MIS, 311: Project Management, 105: Operating Systems, 107: DB Fundamentals, 204: DB Prog, 303: DB MGMT

TEEX:  Cyber Ethics, Cyber Law

The Institutes: Ethics

CSM: The CSM Course



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(05-12-2020, 02:11 PM)NoStudentNoCry Wrote:
(05-12-2020, 01:49 PM)lacussucceed Wrote: What is your goal?

My goal is to start with AA.

(05-12-2020, 01:49 PM)lacussucceed Wrote: Do you have existing credits?

Ethics by The Institutes, Cyber 101/201 by TEEX, 5 FEMA classes, and about 28 credits by Sophia (I guess only some on them are transferable).
I also graduated with bachelors 10 years ago. My school is in non-English speaking country and course-by-course degree evaluation is going to very painful process. I would just prefer to opt out and start from scratch.

If you finish Sophia, you'll be most of the way to a BA with TESU; especially if you go with a lib. studies degree. An AA (if you are able to get all the Sophia credits in) would cost roughly $2,000. On the other hand, going straight for a BALS at TESU would cost roughly $4,500-5,000 total. If you go AA to BALS then you'd be paying $2,000 plus $4,000+ because the main cost at TESU (again, assuming all Sophia courses are complete) is the capstone + residency waiver. (These costs are not exact figures but are roughly in the right area.)

If you just want a piece of paper to say that you have a degree, you might want to try to get a Pierpont BOG AAS. Right now, this would cost you roughly $400 (4 classes through ASU earned admissions) + about $400 for a 1-credit class at Pierpont so that they'll print a transcript for you. If you don't want/need a transcript and just want something for your wall, it'd just be $400 for the paper. They want a total of 60 credits, but most of those can be satisfied with Sophia.
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(05-12-2020, 02:57 PM)lacussucceed Wrote: End goal / purpose of the degree(s)?

I'm looking to shift my career to a different direction. Something like joining non-profit setting.

(05-12-2020, 06:30 PM)akr680 Wrote: Try Transcript Research and they're accepted by COSC

Thanks for suggestion. They (and other major evaluation agencies) require sending physical copy of documents - this is not something I can do anytime soon. I lost the hard-copy of my transcript, so I'll need to travel to my home country to retrieve it (it could only be done in-person).

(05-13-2020, 04:58 AM)rachel83az Wrote: If you finish Sophia, you'll be most of the way to a BA with TESU; especially if you go with a lib. studies degree. An AA (if you are able to get all the Sophia credits in) would cost roughly $2,000. On the other hand, going straight for a BALS at TESU would cost roughly $4,500-5,000 total. If you go AA to BALS then you'd be paying $2,000 plus $4,000+ because the main cost at TESU (again, assuming all Sophia courses are complete) is the capstone + residency waiver. (These costs are not exact figures but are roughly in the right area.)

If you just want a piece of paper to say that you have a degree, you might want to try to get a Pierpont BOG AAS. Right now, this would cost you roughly $400 (4 classes through ASU earned admissions) + about $400 for a 1-credit class at Pierpont so that they'll print a transcript for you. If you don't want/need a transcript and just want something for your wall, it'd just be $400 for the paper. They want a total of 60 credits, but most of those can be satisfied with Sophia.

Thanks! Well, it makes sense to go for a BALS instead.
Completed (87): Sophia (81), TEEX (4), Institutes (2)
Currently taking: Sophia (6), ASU (6), Misc free RA (5)

Planned: RA (15)
Still planning: alt-credit

First stop: BOG AAS or AA @ COSC
Considering:
BALS (social sci/psych conc), BA Sociology TESU; 
BALS, BS Psychology, BA Sociology @ COSC;
BSLA (soc/psych depths or AOFs), or BS Psyc @ Excelsior.
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#8
I've have so much fun mapping classes for TESU and COSC. So I'm going for BALS (Psychology/Sociology concentration) at COSC.
I anyway applied to TESU, just in case Smile
Completed (87): Sophia (81), TEEX (4), Institutes (2)
Currently taking: Sophia (6), ASU (6), Misc free RA (5)

Planned: RA (15)
Still planning: alt-credit

First stop: BOG AAS or AA @ COSC
Considering:
BALS (social sci/psych conc), BA Sociology TESU; 
BALS, BS Psychology, BA Sociology @ COSC;
BSLA (soc/psych depths or AOFs), or BS Psyc @ Excelsior.
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(05-20-2020, 11:38 AM)NoStudentNoCry Wrote: I've have so much fun mapping classes for TESU and COSC. So I'm going for BALS (Psychology/Sociology concentration) at COSC.
I anyway applied to TESU, just in case Smile

Remember that, after July 1st, you can only bring in 90 alternate credits to COSC. You can still bring in RA credits to fill out most of the rest, but not the cheap alternate ones.
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(05-20-2020, 11:46 AM)rachel83az Wrote: Remember that, after July 1st, you can only bring in 90 alternate credits to COSC. You can still bring in RA credits to fill out most of the rest, but not the cheap alternate ones.

Thanks for reminder. Yes, I'll be bringing RA credits.
Completed (87): Sophia (81), TEEX (4), Institutes (2)
Currently taking: Sophia (6), ASU (6), Misc free RA (5)

Planned: RA (15)
Still planning: alt-credit

First stop: BOG AAS or AA @ COSC
Considering:
BALS (social sci/psych conc), BA Sociology TESU; 
BALS, BS Psychology, BA Sociology @ COSC;
BSLA (soc/psych depths or AOFs), or BS Psyc @ Excelsior.
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