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Help interpreting my Excelsior Review
#11
(01-08-2019, 07:28 PM)Life Long Learning Wrote: I am impressed as Excelsior College gave you 8 SH for FEMA IS Credits direct?  How long ago?

I took femas ages ago. Like over 10-12 years ago

I need 52 credits at Thomas Edison compared to 50 at Excelsior.
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#12
TESU has less UL requirements though, don't they? So if at TESU, it shows your UL completed, I would stick with them as LL courses are easier to come by. That's just my opinion.
TESU: 3 SH GPA: 4.00 | BALS & ASNSM in CS, Math
Excelsior: 18 SH GPA: 4.00 | AAS Tech Studies (Electronic/Instrumentation Technologies) High Honors GPA: 3.79

CTC: 3 SH GPA: 4.00
CHC: ENGU100-A; MATHU203-B; CMSCU210-B; CITU260-A; CITU190-A
CCP: 49 SH GPA: 3.88 (4 Courses In Progress) Phi Theta Kappa
TU: 12 SH GPA: 3.91
San Diego CC: 1 SH

CLEP: Anlys & Intprt Lit-60; Comp Mod-57; Info Sys & Comp App-53; Math-50; Mrkting-55
DSST: Computing-423; Supervision-410; Business-415; Tech Writing-51

Study: 21 SH || Institute: 2 SH || TEEX: 4 SH || Sophia: 2 SH || Coursera: 1 Course
Cert: Computer Operator (Department of Labor) / ICDL_US
Mil (Elec Tech): 88 LL / 18 UL
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#13
(01-09-2019, 07:45 PM)mdel210201 Wrote:
(01-08-2019, 07:28 PM)Life Long Learning Wrote: I am impressed as Excelsior College gave you 8 SH for FEMA IS Credits direct?  How long ago?

I took femas ages ago.  Like over 10-12 years ago

I need 52 credits at Thomas Edison compared to 50 at Excelsior.

Did you apply to COSC also?  I applied to all three myself for official looks.
Non-Traditional Undergraduate College Credits (634 SH): *FTCC Noncourse Credits (156 SH) *DSST (78 SH) *CPL (64 SH) *JST Military/ACE (48 SH) *CBA (44 SH) *CLEP (42 SH) *FEMA IS (40 SH) *FEMA EM (38 SH) *ECE/UExcel (30 SH) *PLA Portfolio (28 SH) *EMI/ACE (19 SH) *TEEX/ACE (16 SH) *CWE (11 SH) *NFA/ACE (10 SH) *Kaplan/ACE (3 SH) *CPC (2 SH) *AICP/ACE (2 SH) *Sophia/ACE (2 SH) and *FRTI-UM/ACE (1 SH).
Non-Traditional Graduate College Credits (14 SH): AMU (6 SH); NFHS (5 SH); and JSU (3 SH).
 





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#14
MrBossmanJr Wrote:TESU has less UL requirements though, don't they? So if at TESU, it shows your UL completed, I would stick with them as LL courses are easier to come by. That's just my opinion.

This is correct, you should list your copy/paste your evaluation in here so we can review your UL requirements.
The UL needed for a BALS is only 18 credits, 15 UL Arts/Sciences of your choosing and 3 from the Capstone.
Done: TESU ASNSM Biology, ASBA/BSBA (ACBSP Accredited in 2017)
Working on: TESU BA Biology & Computer Science
Deferred: **Deciding on several Masters/PHD programs**

2018 BALS and BSBA Spreadsheet using mainly SL/Study.com (post#28,31)
The Basic Approach | DegreeForum Community Supported Wiki
~Review Beginners Guide sticky for info on TESU BALS/BSBA in 4 months (post #16)
~Note: Read Wiki guide links for TESU equivalency - CLEP/DSST/SL/Study.com, etc
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#15
(01-09-2019, 09:14 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote:
MrBossmanJr Wrote:TESU has less UL requirements though, don't they? So if at TESU, it shows your UL completed, I would stick with them as LL courses are easier to come by. That's just my opinion.

This is correct, you should list your copy/paste your evaluation in here so we can review your UL requirements.  
The UL needed for a BALS is only 18 credits, 15 UL Arts/Sciences of your choosing and 3 from the Capstone.

I attached my TESC eval here


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.docx   mikes tesc eval.docx (Size: 24.78 KB / Downloads: 22)
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#16
Hey, here's a degree plan for you using the FREE courses and 3 providers - Onlinedegree.com, StraighterLine, Study.com 
You may want to review my Signature Link post #16, 27/28 and the last post 31 for more details and similar degree plan templates.  

1) Email TESU academic advising asking them to see if these courses can fit into the slots I've placed them and have the courses pre-approved/added into your evaluation.  Mention to them you have created a degree plan by following their equivalency links and want to make sure it works before completing the courses.

Onlinedegree.com: https://www.onlinedegree.com/wp-content/...apping.pdf
StraighterLine: https://www.straighterline.com/colleges/...uivalency/
Study.com: https://study.com/directory/school/Thoma...ransferTab

2) Create yourself an ACE credit registry account for credit record keeping, when asked for a SSN, leave it blank.
This is for reference purposes in the future when you need it of all your ACE alternative credits 
Link: https://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseacti...ripts.main

3) Sign up for the FREE courses here, see if you can complete them in a week.  My suggestion is to invest in a second monitor, have the course exam open on the main monitor, on the second monitor, have the PDF text and/or course open to search answers. User the same password for these  
Links: https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/Fr..._of_Credit

4) As per the spreadsheet, you have 5 OD, 5 SL, and 5 Study.com course, I recommend these they're the cheap, easy, fast  options to finish the courses.  OD/Study.com courses are quizzes and final.  Try to write down some notes from the quizzes or create a summary, then prepare for the final (there are no text).  Again, use first monitor for quiz/second monitor for reviewing video and your notes or lesson notes.  For the proctored final, I don't use any notes at all.

For StraighterLine, again, have your first monitor for quiz/midterm and the second monitor for the open text book to search answers.  Some of the finals are open book as well!  StraighterLine courses can practically be passed BEFORE the final exam, just power through these by going directly to the exams/midterms and then schedule your proctored final exam.

BTW, OD is NCCRS so you won't add them to your ACE credit registry, but the FREE courses and StraighterLine, Study.com you should.   Even though you can send SL/Study.com course transcripts to TESU directly, having a backup registry is great and FREE until you send a transcript to TESU.  I will recommend only sending 1 (the first & final request), it costs $20, subsequent ones cost $15.  Here's some info on OD courses: https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-...#pid277846

5) You should do the following courses in this order, and try to get them all done in 1 month for each set.  So, the FREE courses and TESU's Cornerstone course, do them right away.  Then work on your SL courses as they're the easiest of the three, OD courses, and finally, your Study.com courses.  Your final course to take would be 3 months away, sign up for the May LIB 495 Capstone from March 22 to April 13.


Attached Files
.xlsx   Degree Plan - Revised.xlsx (Size: 11.46 KB / Downloads: 18)
Done: TESU ASNSM Biology, ASBA/BSBA (ACBSP Accredited in 2017)
Working on: TESU BA Biology & Computer Science
Deferred: **Deciding on several Masters/PHD programs**

2018 BALS and BSBA Spreadsheet using mainly SL/Study.com (post#28,31)
The Basic Approach | DegreeForum Community Supported Wiki
~Review Beginners Guide sticky for info on TESU BALS/BSBA in 4 months (post #16)
~Note: Read Wiki guide links for TESU equivalency - CLEP/DSST/SL/Study.com, etc
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#17
Wow!!! Thank you so much for all that! Amazing! So I am assuming that you feel Tesc is the way to go? Again I truly appreciate all this.
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#18
(01-10-2019, 08:08 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Hey, here's a degree plan for you using the FREE courses and 3 providers - Onlinedegree.com, StraighterLine, Study.com 
You may want to review my Signature Link post #16, 27/28 and the last post 31 for more details and similar degree plan templates.  

1) Email TESU academic advising asking them to see if these courses can fit into the slots I've placed them and have the courses pre-approved/added into your evaluation.  Mention to them you have created a degree plan by following their equivalency links and want to make sure it works before completing the courses.

Onlinedegree.com: https://www.onlinedegree.com/wp-content/...apping.pdf
StraighterLine: https://www.straighterline.com/colleges/...uivalency/
Study.com: https://study.com/directory/school/Thoma...ransferTab

2) Create yourself an ACE credit registry account for credit record keeping, when asked for a SSN, leave it blank.
This is for reference purposes in the future when you need it of all your ACE alternative credits 
Link: https://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseacti...ripts.main

3) Sign up for the FREE courses here, see if you can complete them in a week.  My suggestion is to invest in a second monitor, have the course exam open on the main monitor, on the second monitor, have the PDF text and/or course open to search answers. User the same password for these  
Links: https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/Fr..._of_Credit

4) As per the spreadsheet, you have 5 OD, 5 SL, and 5 Study.com course, I recommend these they're the cheap, easy, fast  options to finish the courses.  OD/Study.com courses are quizzes and final.  Try to write down some notes from the quizzes or create a summary, then prepare for the final (there are no text).  Again, use first monitor for quiz/second monitor for reviewing video and your notes or lesson notes.  For the proctored final, I don't use any notes at all.

For StraighterLine, again, have your first monitor for quiz/midterm and the second monitor for the open text book to search answers.  Some of the finals are open book as well!  StraighterLine courses can practically be passed BEFORE the final exam, just power through these by going directly to the exams/midterms and then schedule your proctored final exam.

BTW, OD is NCCRS so you won't add them to your ACE credit registry, but the FREE courses and StraighterLine, Study.com you should.   Even though you can send SL/Study.com course transcripts to TESU directly, having a backup registry is great and FREE until you send a transcript to TESU.  I will recommend only sending 1 (the first & final request), it costs $20, subsequent ones cost $15.  Here's some info on OD courses: https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-...#pid277846

5) You should do the following courses in this order, and try to get them all done in 1 month for each set.  So, the FREE courses and TESU's Cornerstone course, do them right away.  Then work on your SL courses as they're the easiest of the three, OD courses, and finally, your Study.com courses.  Your final course to take would be 3 months away, sign up for the May LIB 495 Capstone from March 22 to April 13.



Thank you so much again.  Quick Question.  I have taken a few other classes elsewhere that I have not sent over.  See below:

- Nassau County Fire Academy - Primaries and Essentials of Firefighter - (NCCRS 5 credits in Lower Level Fire Science, Occup Health and safety or fire protection technology)
- Nassau County Fire Academy - Strategies & Tactics of Firefighting - (NCCRS 1 credit in Lower Level same as above)
- NYS EMT Certification (have received 4 credits in the past from Empire State College but not sure if TESC would do the same)
- CLEP Analyzing & Interp Lit (3 credits)

Do you happen to know where these may fit in my degree plan?

Thanks a bunch
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#19
Yup, your CLEP goes into Human Cultures, so you can take one of the two courses out of that area. The other courses, are all going to go into the FREE Electives, as they can be anything but remedial courses. Swap the courses around if needed, ask them to see if it can be used elsewhere (which I don't think will happen).
Done: TESU ASNSM Biology, ASBA/BSBA (ACBSP Accredited in 2017)
Working on: TESU BA Biology & Computer Science
Deferred: **Deciding on several Masters/PHD programs**

2018 BALS and BSBA Spreadsheet using mainly SL/Study.com (post#28,31)
The Basic Approach | DegreeForum Community Supported Wiki
~Review Beginners Guide sticky for info on TESU BALS/BSBA in 4 months (post #16)
~Note: Read Wiki guide links for TESU equivalency - CLEP/DSST/SL/Study.com, etc
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#20
(01-11-2019, 09:39 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Yup, your CLEP goes into Human Cultures, so you can take one of the two courses out of that area.  The other courses, are all going to go into the FREE Electives, as they can be anything but remedial courses.  Swap the courses around if needed, ask them to see if it can be used elsewhere (which I don't think will happen).


Sorry I am being a pest but I have another question.  Many years ago to get into the Police department I had transferred 30 fema credits over to Frederick CC and did not send the transcript over to Excelsior.  Do you think that would alter my Excelsior Evaluation much?  Do you know where they would fit into my evaluation?  Or would you still say TESU is the way to go?
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