Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Computer Science
#1
Hi guys i'm an international student and i was searching for an online program. First i saw the "University of the People" it looks affordable but it only has national accredited diploma. So i was looking for other opportunities that i could apply. Regional accreditation would be great. But i can't afford expensive colleges. If you guys could help me i would be appreciated. Which online colleges do you suggest for a poor international student who wants to study CS?  Smile
Reply
#2
If you want to study computer science and not information technology or information systems, then Thomas Edison State University will probably be your cheapest option. You'll have to mostly utilize ACE and NCCRS-approved courses and other transfer credits as opposed to completing TESU courses in order to keep costs down.
PhD (in progress)
Masters and Graduate Certificate
AAS, AS, BA, and BS
CLEP
Intro Psych 70, US His I 64, Intro Soc 63, Intro Edu Psych 70, A&I Lit 64, Bio 68, Prin Man 69, Prin Mar 68
DSST
Life Dev Psych 62, Fund Coun 68, Intro Comp 469, Intro Astr 56, Env & Hum 70, HTYH 456, MIS 451, Prin Sup 453, HRM 62, Bus Eth 458
ALEKS
Int Alg, Coll Alg
TEEX
4 credits
TECEP
Fed Inc Tax, Sci of Nutr, Micro, Strat Man, Med Term, Pub Relations
CSU
Sys Analysis & Design, Programming, Cyber
SL
Intro to Comm, Microbio, Acc I
Uexcel
A&P
Davar
Macro, Intro to Fin, Man Acc
Reply
#3
(03-14-2019, 08:03 PM)sanantone Wrote: If you want to study computer science and not information technology or information systems, then Thomas Edison State University will probably be your cheapest option. You'll have to mostly utilize ACE and NCCRS-approved courses and other transfer credits as opposed to completing TESU courses in order to keep costs down.
It still looks quite expensive for me. I don't live in the U.S. So can't afford 10.000 USD a year. UoPeople only cost 4.000 USD in 4 years. I can just afford a programme in that price range. I'm quite poor. I could try to apply for a scholarship but don't think they will accept me. I hope i could complete my education, life is hard.
Reply
#4
Most of the TESU BS Computer Science degree can be tested out of using alternative credit providers., especially SDC for UL required courses. There are several other providers as well such as DAVAR, SL, Saylor, Sophia ect where you can take most of the General Education requirements as well as many of the AOS requirements. The one course I believe that is still missing from alternative credit provider options in the AOS requirements is Data Structures. Alternative courses usually cost approximately $100 per course and are either self paced or a 1 time exam. 

If you have taken courses with SDC, TESU had made an arrangement with lower tuition for any courses ($1125 per course) you must take through TESU and a  lower residency waiver fee ($2200 paid at the time of graduation application) in lieu of not have taken 16 or more credits in residence at TESU. You can currently transfer in up to 114 credit hours to TESU. You must take both a Cornerstone and the Capstone course at TESU.

Assuming a Data Structures course does not become available while you are working on the rest of your credits for your degree and you were starting from scratch you could complete the degree for just under $10K total for the entire degree. I've listed a rough estimate of costs you can expect below.

$75 application fee (paid when you apply)
$1125 Cornerstone course online TESU (paid when you register for this course)
$1125 Capstone course online TESU (paid when you register for this course)
$1125 Data Structure course online TESU (paid when you register for this course; unless an alternative provider or lower cost credit option can be taken)
$3700 alternative credit courses (just a rough estimate of $100 per course depending on providers you choose to take ACE/NCCRS course from)
$300 graduation fee (paid when you apply for graduation)
$2200 residency waiver fee (paid when you apply for graduation)
Reply
#5
(03-15-2019, 09:02 AM)shadowgem Wrote: Most of the TESU BS Computer Science degree can be tested out of using alternative credit providers., especially SDC for UL required courses. There are several other providers as well such as DAVAR, SL, Saylor, Sophia ect where you can take most of the General Education requirements as well as many of the AOS requirements. The one course I believe that is still missing from alternative credit provider options in the AOS requirements is Data Structures. Alternative courses usually cost approximately $100 per course and are either self paced or a 1 time exam. 

If you have taken courses with SDC, TESU had made an arrangement with lower tuition for any courses ($1125 per course) you must take through TESU and a  lower residency waiver fee ($2200 paid at the time of graduation application) in lieu of not have taken 16 or more credits in residence at TESU. You can currently transfer in up to 114 credit hours to TESU. You must take both a Cornerstone and the Capstone course at TESU.

Assuming a Data Structures course does not become available while you are working on the rest of your credits for your degree and you were starting from scratch you could complete the degree for just under $10K total for the entire degree. I've listed a rough estimate of costs you can expect below.

$75 application fee (paid when you apply)
$1125 Cornerstone course online TESU (paid when you register for this course)
$1125 Capstone course online TESU (paid when you register for this course)
$1125 Data Structure course online TESU (paid when you register for this course; unless an alternative provider or lower cost credit option can be taken)
$3700 alternative credit courses (just a rough estimate of $100 per course depending on providers you choose to take ACE/NCCRS course from)
$300 graduation fee (paid when you apply for graduation)
$2200 residency waiver fee (paid when you apply for graduation)
But there are lots of computer science courses in their website. 
$1125 Cornerstone course online TESU (paid when you register for this course)
$1125 Capstone course online TESU (paid when you register for this course)
$1125 Data Structure course online TESU 
Those courses don't look enough for graduation. Don't we have to take 120 credits for a BSC degree?

Also thanks a lot for your detailed answer.  Smile
Reply
#6
(03-15-2019, 09:02 AM)shadowgem Wrote: Most of the TESU BS Computer Science degree can be tested out of using alternative credit providers., especially SDC for UL required courses. There are several other providers as well such as DAVAR, SL, Saylor, Sophia ect where you can take most of the General Education requirements as well as many of the AOS requirements. The one course I believe that is still missing from alternative credit provider options in the AOS requirements is Data Structures. Alternative courses usually cost approximately $100 per course and are either self paced or a 1 time exam. 

If you have taken courses with SDC, TESU had made an arrangement with lower tuition for any courses ($1125 per course) you must take through TESU and a  lower residency waiver fee ($2200 paid at the time of graduation application) in lieu of not have taken 16 or more credits in residence at TESU. You can currently transfer in up to 114 credit hours to TESU. You must take both a Cornerstone and the Capstone course at TESU.

Assuming a Data Structures course does not become available while you are working on the rest of your credits for your degree and you were starting from scratch you could complete the degree for just under $10K total for the entire degree. I've listed a rough estimate of costs you can expect below.

$75 application fee (paid when you apply)
$1125 Cornerstone course online TESU (paid when you register for this course)
$1125 Capstone course online TESU (paid when you register for this course)
$1125 Data Structure course online TESU (paid when you register for this course; unless an alternative provider or lower cost credit option can be taken)
$3700 alternative credit courses (just a rough estimate of $100 per course depending on providers you choose to take ACE/NCCRS course from)
$300 graduation fee (paid when you apply for graduation)
$2200 residency waiver fee (paid when you apply for graduation)

Thank you for the detailed breakdown of costs involved. As an international student myself I'm in a very similar situation as the OP and would like to pursue the TESU BACS degree. Besides the Data Structures course that cannot be completed with alternative cheap credits, there is another subject Introduction to Programming that can be done affordably via OD but is not available to non-U.S. citizens, do you know of another source of equivalent low-priced provider that I can test out of? I am using the BACS template provided by bjcheung77. TIA


(03-15-2019, 10:00 AM)mgmar22 Wrote:
(03-15-2019, 09:02 AM)shadowgem Wrote: Most of the TESU BS Computer Science degree can be tested out of using alternative credit providers., especially SDC for UL required courses. There are several other providers as well such as DAVAR, SL, Saylor, Sophia ect where you can take most of the General Education requirements as well as many of the AOS requirements. The one course I believe that is still missing from alternative credit provider options in the AOS requirements is Data Structures. Alternative courses usually cost approximately $100 per course and are either self paced or a 1 time exam. 

If you have taken courses with SDC, TESU had made an arrangement with lower tuition for any courses ($1125 per course) you must take through TESU and a  lower residency waiver fee ($2200 paid at the time of graduation application) in lieu of not have taken 16 or more credits in residence at TESU. You can currently transfer in up to 114 credit hours to TESU. You must take both a Cornerstone and the Capstone course at TESU.

Assuming a Data Structures course does not become available while you are working on the rest of your credits for your degree and you were starting from scratch you could complete the degree for just under $10K total for the entire degree. I've listed a rough estimate of costs you can expect below.

$75 application fee (paid when you apply)
$1125 Cornerstone course online TESU (paid when you register for this course)
$1125 Capstone course online TESU (paid when you register for this course)
$1125 Data Structure course online TESU (paid when you register for this course; unless an alternative provider or lower cost credit option can be taken)
$3700 alternative credit courses (just a rough estimate of $100 per course depending on providers you choose to take ACE/NCCRS course from)
$300 graduation fee (paid when you apply for graduation)
$2200 residency waiver fee (paid when you apply for graduation)
But there are lots of computer science courses in their website. 
$1125 Cornerstone course online TESU (paid when you register for this course)
$1125 Capstone course online TESU (paid when you register for this course)
$1125 Data Structure course online TESU 
Those courses don't look enough for graduation. Don't we have to take 120 credits for a BSC degree?

Also thanks a lot for your detailed answer.  Smile

mgmar22 take a look at the thread "Beginners Guide to getting cheap credits" last post by bjcheung77 he attached a BACS subject template with all the required subjects being listed using cheap credits, very helpful in planning your studies.
Reply
#7
@robert - Are you able to take courses with Straighterline? I think the SL C++ course may fit the computer programming requirement, but I'm not 100% sure on that. I would definitely double check before taking it. 

@mgmar22 - I agree with robert's advice above. Take a look at some of the alternative credit providers and the spreadsheet sample bjcheung77 has provided. It will help you understand better how and which alternative courses will map into the TESU BSCS degree plan. After you have had a chance to review that information it should be a little more clear. With careful planning, and the excellent help from all of the forum members here, you can significantly reduce your costs and earn an RA degree in Computer Science.  Smile
Reply
#8
(03-15-2019, 10:33 AM)shadowgem Wrote: @robert - Are you able to take courses with Straighterline? I think the SL C++ course may fit the computer programming requirement, but I'm not 100% sure on that. I would definitely double check before taking it. 

@mgmar22 - I agree with robert's advice above. Take a look at some of the alternative credit providers and the spreadsheet sample bjcheung77 has provided. It will help you understand better how and which alternative courses will map into the TESU BSCS degree plan. After you have had a chance to review that information it should be a little more clear. With careful planning, and the excellent help from all of the forum members here, you can significantly reduce your costs and earn an RA degree in Computer Science.  Smile
@shadowgem @robert really apprecited for your helps. 
I checked that thread it looks more clear now. But i should learn how many years does it takes? I'll check that too.  Smile
Reply
#9
(03-15-2019, 10:33 AM)shadowgem Wrote: @robert - Are you able to take courses with Straighterline? I think the SL C++ course may fit the computer programming requirement, but I'm not 100% sure on that. I would definitely double check before taking it. 

FYI, it does not meet that requirement because it doesn't come in as an Intro to Programming course, but rather a programming language course. Currently, only the online alt.ed. provider course that meets the BACS Intro to Programming requirement is the one from OnlineDegree.com. If you cannot take that, then you'll need to find another means to meet that requirement (just like data structures). Both of these can be taken from TESU directly, but there are other online schools (community colleges, for example) where you can take them which are cheaper than TESU.
In Progress: MBA in IT Management, Western Governors University
Up Next: Considering GA Tech OMSCS or a Ph.D.

BSBA in Computer Information Systems, 2019, Thomas Edison State University
ASNSM in Computer Science, 2019, Thomas Edison State University

B&M CC: 8.68cr, TESU: 3cr, CLEP/DSST: 15cr, Study.com: 57cr, Straighterline: 19cr, ALEKS: 9cr, TEEX: 6cr, The Institutes: 2cr, Sophia: 2cr
(121.68 credits total. 95 credits earned in 10 months, with 45 of those earned in ~3 months)
Reply
#10
Just thought I'd mention this course:
https://ea.asu.edu/courses/introduction-...ng-cse-110

The ASU Earned Admission/Global Freshman Academy introduction to programming course is $400. Not the cheapest but certainly better than taking it at TESU.
TESU BS NEET (in progress)
B&M(22cr): Anat/Phys 1/2 +Labs, Eng Comp 1, Sust. Cities, Orientation Courses, Intro Hlth+Well, Functional Anat/Kin
TESU(4cr): Chem 1 Lab, DC circuits
JST/TESU Eval of NAVY Training: 85/99cr
The Institutes, TEEX, NFA(9cr): Ethics, Cyber 101/201/301, Safety
Sophia(2cr): Dev Eff Teams, Fdn College Alg, Fdn Stats, Ess Mng Conflict, Fdn English comp
Study.com(22cr): Eng 105, Fin 102, His 108, Lib Sci 101, Math 104, Stat 101
CLEP(9cr): Intro Sociology 63 Intro Psych 61 US GOV 71
OD(6cr): Robotics, Cyber
CSM(3cr)
[-] The following 1 user Likes MNomadic's post:
  • gamebradie
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Looking for advice on Special Ed / Social Science tls7291 5 128 Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Last Post: tls7291
  Free Computer Science Courses? eckadoodle 6 193 03-17-2019, 08:28 PM
Last Post: eriehiker
  National University Computer Science MrBossmanJr 8 285 03-13-2019, 11:09 AM
Last Post: sanantone
  University of London's Coursera BS in Computer Science sanantone 1 250 03-06-2019, 01:40 PM
Last Post: !=scholar
  TESU vs CMU vs FHSU for Computer Science ? nyvrem 22 583 02-22-2019, 06:10 AM
Last Post: nyvrem
  Computer Science Degree Plan oneyearcs 14 567 01-23-2019, 01:35 PM
Last Post: quigongene
  Where to get 6 credits of science for really cheap? Pelican 4 360 12-19-2018, 09:19 AM
Last Post: allvia
  Natural Science Labs YankeeDoodle 14 445 12-10-2018, 06:43 PM
Last Post: dfrecore
  Excelsior- Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts leon2017 62 8,362 10-04-2018, 03:23 PM
Last Post: Randy.Randall16
  Fastest path to a computer science or software degree? Nutmeg0065 31 2,740 09-01-2018, 04:01 AM
Last Post: padma

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)