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Computer Degree Suggestions at any of the Big 3?
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(11-29-2019, 03:58 PM)bluebooger Wrote: > I would never tell someone to spend 3 terms at WGU, that's way too expensive.

isn't it just $1,263 more than the TESU plan --- I don't think its that much more expensive

          

> The best thing to do is spend 6 months trying to load up on credits.  If you can do at least 30cr-60cr in those 6 months

if you did the "normal" study.com pace of 2 course per month that would be 12 course in 6 months (36 credits) at a total cost of $1,200      

that would leave 84 "credits" left to do at WGU  

and spread out over 2 terms that's just about 2 1/3 courses per month        
which doesn't sound too difficult                

if you did 2 terms at WGU that would be $7,040    
so study.com + WGU = $8,240  
still cheaper than TESU  

> If you can't get 30cr done in that time period, then you probably can't get your WGU credits done in 1 term, so you're better off doing something else, or waiting.

what's the rush to do it in one term ?

Since there's no guarantee that you'll complete it in even 3 terms, that could lead to 4...or 5.  I think the model isn't right for everyone, and think that if you can't prove to yourself that you can do 30cr in a single term, then you may not be able to complete your degree at WGU in a single term, doubling the price, which some people may not be ready for.

I also never mentioned the "normal" Study.com page, because I don't think that's a fast pace at all.  And I don't think you have to limit yourself to Study.com for the courses - lots of fast, cheap ways to get credits elsewhere as well (CLEP/MS, Saylor, DSST, CSMLearn, ALEKS, WGU-Academy, SL w/coupon, Sophia w/coupon, etc.).

It's not a rush to do it in 1 term, rather it's a "prove that you can do lots of credit in a 6-mo period" before you commit.  For many people, who can't do that, you may end at WGU, not be able to finish, and not have graded credits that will transfer anywhere.  So know what you're committing to, and try a "practice run" if you can.  It will just make your life easier in the long run.

I also think dragging it out to 2 terms may make things harder, not easier, to finish.

Just my opinion.
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