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Goal: BA or BS in CS or IT
#11
Thanks for your help LevelUP, davewill and rachel83az.

Looking at numbers around USD$ 6,000 makes me happier :-D

I guess I need to look about which courses do I need to take at Study.com then.

In any case, I guess that I could simply end the BS in CS at UoP, and later maybe I could get another BS at TESU or UMPI... now that I was revealed the Alternative Credit System by this forum.

Now if UMPI got a BS in CS... we wouldn´t even need to think anymore ha :-)
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#12
It's great you're focusing on the BSCS, I think the cost of $6000 is a great deal for TESU. If cost is an issue, as mentioned, you can stay with UofPeople for the BSCS, then maybe to a graduate school for a Masters in IT, such as at Purdue Global, Northern Arizona University, or something along those lines. I would lean more towards graduate school vs another Bachelors... decisions decisions, either way, good luck and have fun!
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#13
Since it was mentioned that MAYBE one could try to get remote work from the US, I considered if getting a RA BS could be valuable, but maybe getting a RA MSc in IT could be valuable too? NA BS + RA MSc? Obviously, I´m just thinking about the barely minimum requirement for any normal company.

I just found that University of the People it´s recognized in Portugal, therefore, I guess that any diploma from any NA School could be registered there:

https://www.dges.gov.pt/recon/formulario


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#14
(10-13-2021, 12:29 PM)rachel83az Wrote: TESU only has 2 tuition rates: tuition for students in New Jersey and tuition for students not in New Jersey. For you, an approximate cost breakdown would be as follows:

$1557 for TESU's capstone
$3192 for the residency waiver
Approximately $1000 for 10 courses @ Study.com (can potentially be as low as $810 by taking as many courses as allowed during a month)
$150 for the Network Technology TECEP exam
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Total: $5600

OR you could do the following:

$4639 to take 16 credits in a single term: capstone, CIS-107 ePack, Software Engineering, COS-111 Introduction to Programming, COS-240 Operating Systems, PLA-100
NO residency waiver
6-ish courses at Study.com: $600 for 3 months. As low as $540 if split over 2 months instead.
No need for Network Technology TECEP
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$5300

Not a huge savings, as far as money goes. And the 16-credit-term isn't exactly easy. But it also saves you from having to deal with the Network Technology TECEP - the TECEP is notoriously difficult to pass.

Hello Rachel83az, thanks for your plans, I have one question, why in one of the plans TECEP is necessary, but not in the other? I don´t see the networking component in the 2nd option.

Thanks for your time.
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#15
Software Engineering is a relatively easy UL course that can be completed in 20 or so hours. If you don't take Software Engineering, you MUST take either the Network Technology TECEP or Linear Algebra from Coopersmith because Study.com doesn't have enough upper-level credits for a CS degree otherwise. Unfortunately, TESU has been a bit iffy on whether or not they will still accept Linear Algebra - they deny some students and allow Linear Algebra for others with no rhyme or reason that we can tell.
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#16
Thanks for your explanation! :-)
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#17
Also, the Network Technology TECEP is notoriously difficult because of the sheer scope of information covered. The TESU class is reportedly not that hard. But it's not uncommon to put a LOT of effort into studying and still fail the first time you take the exam.
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(10-15-2021, 07:58 AM)rachel83az Wrote: Also, the Network Technology TECEP is notoriously difficult because of the sheer scope of information covered. The TESU class is reportedly not that hard. But it's not uncommon to put a LOT of effort into studying and still fail the first time you take the exam.

Yes, I agree with you, some hours ago I started checking the TECEP for Network Technology, and as you said, the amount of topics is really high.

Currently I´m taking Networking and Communications I at the UoPeople, and I was studying the edX course on Networking, and it´s dense. I have  been reading the suggested book on edX, and it takes time to understand, since every concept is new.
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