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Can a CS degree be transefered to a traditional school to pursue a Masters degree?
#1
Hello everyone,

My question is this:

If you earn a bachelors degree from TESU, say a, computer science degree, can that degree be used to start your Masters degree from a traditional university?
Would the credit source be accepted by the traditional university, for example study.com, how does that work?
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That is going to be up to the individual program. If that is your ultimate plan, you should contact a few schools that interest you and ask them. They will probably insist that some key courses are from an RA source. If you know what those courses are in advance then you can properly plan.

This should not discourage you though. You will still be able to get most of the necessary credits from alternative sources to save money.
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Like tallpilot mentions, it's up to the school being applied to. I've heard of some courses requiring the grades from the last RA credits, while others will request direct transcripts from the original source of ACE credits. jsd was able to get into the Georgia Tech's Online MS in Cybersecurity with TESU and WGU degrees and has really excelled in their course. From what I remember of this program, it was very popular when it came out and admission was very competitive with a small class size (250) and a very large number of applicants.

https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-...ersecurity

One thing coming out of the Covid-19 situation is that a lot of schools are focused more on remote learning programs and I feel that self paced study and online learning are taken much more seriously as normal offerings of B&M schools, so I could see that being less of a stumbling block for MS degrees.
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The short answer is, "Yes". The longer answer is that you don't "transfer" your bachelor's when you apply to a master's program, you simply apply. If your application package is strong enough, you get in, otherwise you don't. A lot of things go into your application, what degree you have, what school you graduated from, your grades, the courses taken, work experience, and the written portion of your app. The stronger the rest of your application is, the less important where you degree is from or where you took your courses.

Now, what may come up is the school wanting you to have certain course prerequisities. I think most schools will be happy if those prereqs appear on your TESU transcript, however, it's possible that you could be asked to supply the original transcript (say from study.com, etc...) and that they would decide that a course you took does not satisfy their prerequisite in which case they may either not admit you or require you to take those prereqs first. The more competitive the program, the pickier they will be.

I generally suggest the following:

If you have your heart set on a particular school/program, then consult with their admissions dept before you go forward. You'll find admissions for grad programs to be much more responsive than you may have experienced at the undergrad level. Ask them specifically about GPA requirements (how many graded credits), and prerequisites.

If you just want to get into some program, then you can likely just move forward with decent confidence that you will be able to find one that will work for you, especially if you have some work experience.

I was able to get accepted to the Georgia Tech online masters of science in CS with my TESU BACS degree. Now, I had 30 years of professional experience, and they may have taken me no matter what degree I had, however many others here have gotten into various MBA and other grad programs with degrees from the Big3.
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(02-26-2021, 12:42 AM)Lightorb333 Wrote: Hello everyone,

My question is this:

If you earn a bachelors degree from TESU, say a, computer science degree, can that degree be used to start your Masters degree from a traditional university?
Would the credit source be accepted by the traditional university, for example study.com, how does that work?

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(02-26-2021, 03:37 PM)davewill Wrote: If you have your heart set on a particular school/program, then consult with their admissions dept before you go forward. You'll find admissions for grad programs to be much more responsive than you may have experienced at the undergrad level. Ask them specifically about GPA requirements (how many graded credits), and prerequisites.


I agree that admissions departments for master's programs are much more responsive. I don't why it feels that way, but many will actually respond to your questions via email especially when inquiring about prerequisites. Many schools don't push you really had to take those prereqs at their grad school. At least that's been my experience. they seem to want you full on in the actual program. 
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(02-26-2021, 12:42 AM)Lightorb333 Wrote: Hello everyone,

My question is this:

If you earn a bachelors degree from TESU, say a, computer science degree, can that degree be used to start your Masters degree from a traditional university?
Would the credit source be accepted by the traditional university, for example study.com, how does that work?

Just for clarification, Lightorb333, what do you consider a traditional university? Do you mean a university that does not accept ACE-recommended credits, or is it something else?
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FWIW, I’m currently attending NYU for an MS in Cybersecurity. I was able to waive three courses (algorithms, OS, networking) since I did my undergrad in CS, and did not face any issues about my alt credits.
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