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COSC Shmoop BS Evaluations
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I know there's been a lot of questions about how Excelsior or COSC will evaluate Shmoop Credits now that TESU has indefinitely suspended them. I sent in a Shmoop-heavy ACE transcript to COSC, and got my evaluation back today, which for informational purposes, I will gladly share with the forum. The current evaluation is for General Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. 

Notably, they did not accept Intro to Physics as a natural science, putting it in the Free Electives instead. I was hoping this would satisfy the second Natural Science requirement. I will petition them to re-slot it to see what they say. I was hopeful they would slot Professional Writing into the second written requirement so I wouldn't have to spend money on English Comp II, but I figured that was a longshot, and I gotta knock that out. (Fortunately, I'm a professional writer by trade, so at least it won't be a beast.)

They did accept Shmoop Statistics for Math, which surprised me as threads here had indicated in the past, none of Shmoop's math courses would be accepted as COSC math. I wasted money/effort taking Straighterline Business Statistics because I thought the Shmoop math wouldn't cut it. I a little miffed about that. I HATE math! Gah!

They accepted Intro to Art History, Comparative Government, Psychology 101, and American National Government to fulfill required Gen Ed slots, which makes it all the more puzzling Physics was not accepted for the second Science.

I took several additional Shmoop courses in between when I sent this transcript and now. I'm waiting for the courses to be approved to my ACE transcript, which I will then submit to Excelsior. I'll also re-submit the additional courses to COSC. When the Excelsior and second COSC evaluations come back, I'll be happy to share with the forum. 

On a side-note, I'm also heavily leaning toward switching my concentration to Communications or possibly English/Communications dual, contingent on whether they'll accept Study.com upper-level marketing courses to satisfy the concentration requirements and make it cheaper/easier to grab that sheepskin. Hope this information is useful to someone else who's not sure what to do with their Shmoop credits.

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Actually, I just realized the Intro to Physics was a two-credit course. Not 3. That's probably why it didn't fill the slot. D'oh!!
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(06-14-2018, 10:16 AM)elbebopkid Wrote: I know there's been a lot of questions about how Excelsior or COSC will evaluate Shmoop Credits now that TESU has indefinitely suspended them. I sent in a Shmoop-heavy ACE transcript to COSC, and got my evaluation back today, which for informational purposes, I will gladly share with the forum. The current evaluation is for General Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. 

Notably, they did not accept Intro to Physics as a natural science, putting it in the Free Electives instead. I was hoping this would satisfy the second Natural Science requirement. I will petition them to re-slot it to see what they say. I was hopeful they would slot Professional Writing into the second written requirement so I wouldn't have to spend money on English Comp II, but I figured that was a longshot, and I gotta knock that out. (Fortunately, I'm a professional writer by trade, so at least it won't be a beast.)

They did accept Shmoop Statistics for Math, which surprised me as threads here had indicated in the past, none of Shmoop's math courses would be accepted as COSC math. I wasted money/effort taking Straighterline Business Statistics because I thought the Shmoop math wouldn't cut it. I a little miffed about that. I HATE math! Gah!

They accepted Intro to Art History, Comparative Government, Psychology 101, and American National Government to fulfill required Gen Ed slots, which makes it all the more puzzling Physics was not accepted for the second Science.

I took several additional Shmoop courses in between when I sent this transcript and now. I'm waiting for the courses to be approved to my ACE transcript, which I will then submit to Excelsior. I'll also re-submit the additional courses to COSC. When the Excelsior and second COSC evaluations come back, I'll be happy to share with the forum. 

On a side-note, I'm also heavily leaning toward switching my concentration to Communications or possibly English/Communications dual, contingent on whether they'll accept Study.com upper-level marketing courses to satisfy the concentration requirements and make it cheaper/easier to grab that sheepskin. Hope this information is useful to someone else who's not sure what to do with their Shmoop credits.

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Actually, I just realized the Intro to Physics was a two-credit course. Not 3. That's probably why it didn't fill the slot. D'oh!!

How long did your evaluation take for COSC to review?
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Less than seven days. Ordered electronic ACE transcript delivery June 7, at 3:16 pm. Got my evaluations 9:25am June 13th.
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Thank you for posting. Very helpful!
~Jenny~

daughter #1  34/120 credits
pursuing TESU BALS
UNWSP - Composition, Math for the Liberal Arts, Environmental Science w/lab, Irish Literature, Computer Applications, Intro to Music, Health and Fitness; CLEP- A&I Literature; CLEP College Composition; Sophia - Essentials of Managing Conflict; Sophia Teamwork In-process- CLEP Marketing, Onlinedegree Psychology, CLEP Education Psychology
daughter #2  6/120 credits
CLEP - A&I Literature, US History 1; In-process - CLEP Marketing, CLEP Information Systems, UNWSP Computer Applications 
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It might be worth noting that for whatever reason, Business Ethics from SL.com came in as Upper Level. That surprised me, and I have no idea why....but I'm certainly not looking a gift horse in the mouth.
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