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Fast and affordable parth to a Bachelors degree in IT for an International student
#1
Hello everyone.
I am Chris Roberts and I currently live and work in Nigeria. I wish to advance in my career and I want to take the fastest (15 months or less Smile ) and most affordable (Maybe less than $3000) route to a BSc in Computer science or a related field.

I had my eye on SMC university, but the lack of accreditation is a concern for me. 
I like UoPeople but it takes 4 years to complete a degree.

Thanks to you guys I now know it is possible to get up to 90 credits from Saylor, study.com etc. and transfer to a BSc Program.
My question is how do I know which courses to take and which platform to use.

Pls I have no idea what CLEP/DSST/ECE means. Not just the acronyms but how they affect my journey to a BSc.

I have learned a lot from reading through posts on this forum, and it's possible the information I'm looking for is already out there, but because I am not from the US a lot of the information is a bit confusing to me. PLEASE HELP!

SUMMARY: I want a fast and affordable parth to a BSc in 15 months or less, costs $3k or less for an International student.
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#2
15 months or less - Possible.
$3k or less - Not Possible. The lowest number is closer to $6k and up (more at TESU).
COSC - Cheapest - however, I don't believe they have a standard IT or Computer Science degree (can anyone from the forum provide their input)
TESU - next option. https://www.tesu.edu/heavin/ba/computer-science
You can complete, 114 credits from alternative sources, saylor, SL, SDC, etc and transfer into COSC, TESU.
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#3
If you want a CS degree why did you list IT in the description. CS is not IT. I did a video on this check it out:

https://youtu.be/HT45rQw3WWQ

If you want cheap check University of the People.

If you want fast then TESU is a better option

If you want a nice compromise check out COSC. You can do a bachelors in general studies with a conc. in computer science. However nothing would stop you from putting a BS in Computer Science on your resume.
Cause I may be wrong but I dont think general studies is listed anywhere on your transcript.

COSC also gives you a chance to get a BS which a minority of employers may look at in better regard than a BA in CS.

Which country are you from?
GRADUATE

MS Management, TESU (0/36)
Master of Theological Studies, Nations University (6/36)


UNDERGRAD : 184 Credits

BA Computer Science, TESU  '19
BA Liberal Studies, TESU  '19
AS  Natural Science and Mathematics, TESU  '19

Alt Credit:
StraighterLine (27 Cr)   Shmoop (18 Cr)  Sophia (11 Cr)
TEEX (5 Cr) Aleks (9 Cr)  ED4Credit (3 Cr) CPCU (2 Cr)   Study.com (39 Cr)

Colleges:
TESU (4 cr)
TT B&M (46 Cr)  Nations University  (9 cr)  UoPeople: (3 cr) Penn Foster: (8 cr)  

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#4
(10-20-2019, 08:46 AM)armstrongsubero Wrote: If you want a CS degree why did you list IT in the description. CS is not IT. I did a video on this check it out:

https://youtu.be/HT45rQw3WWQ

If you want cheap check University of the People.

If you want fast then TESU is a better option

If you want a nice compromise check out COSC. You can do a bachelors in general studies with a conc. in computer science. However nothing would stop you from putting a BS in Computer Science on your resume.
Cause I may be wrong but I dont think general studies is listed anywhere on your transcript.

COSC also gives you a chance to get a BS which a minority of employers may look at in better regard than a BA in CS.

Which country are you from?

Thanks for clearing up the difference between CS and IT. I actually never knew this.
I am interested in a degree in IT not CS
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#5
Oh well in that case look at TESU their IT degree is quite solid. Or you can look at the information systems specialization from COSC.

Excelsior is also a good option.
GRADUATE

MS Management, TESU (0/36)
Master of Theological Studies, Nations University (6/36)


UNDERGRAD : 184 Credits

BA Computer Science, TESU  '19
BA Liberal Studies, TESU  '19
AS  Natural Science and Mathematics, TESU  '19

Alt Credit:
StraighterLine (27 Cr)   Shmoop (18 Cr)  Sophia (11 Cr)
TEEX (5 Cr) Aleks (9 Cr)  ED4Credit (3 Cr) CPCU (2 Cr)   Study.com (39 Cr)

Colleges:
TESU (4 cr)
TT B&M (46 Cr)  Nations University  (9 cr)  UoPeople: (3 cr) Penn Foster: (8 cr)  

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#6
(10-20-2019, 04:45 AM)HogwartsSchool Wrote: 15 months or less - Possible.
$3k or less - Not Possible. The lowest number is closer to $6k and up (more at TESU).
COSC - Cheapest - however, I don't believe they have a standard IT or Computer Science degree (can anyone from the forum provide their input)
TESU - next option. https://www.tesu.edu/heavin/ba/computer-science
You can complete, 114 credits from alternative sources, saylor, SL, SDC, etc and transfer into COSC, TESU.

Thanks.
Is there a way to know which courses to complete at saylor, SL etc ?
Can I use credits from more than one of these alternative sources ?

Like I mentioned earlier, I have very little knowledge of how the US schooling system works. Bear with me

(10-20-2019, 10:00 AM)armstrongsubero Wrote: Oh well in that case look at TESU their IT degree is quite solid. Or you can look at the information systems specialization from COSC.

Excelsior is also a good option.

Thanks.
Is there a way to know which courses to complete at saylor, SL etc ?
Can I use credits from more than one of these alternative sources ?
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#7
Yes you can use credits from multiple sources. Just make sure they are either ACE evaluated, or accepted directly by the school of your choice, and better yet, both.
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