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My Grad School Thoughts - Masters/PHD
(12-04-2018, 01:14 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: If I go for the double major with Math, I'll be taking extra math courses from Westcott (transcripts are going to come from Brandman University - each course is expensive at roughly $550) and APU/AMU which is more expensive at about $810.  But for sure I am going for the BACS or BSIT since it is doable as there are cheaper CS/IT courses now.  I am still creating my template to compare the difference or requirements between the BACS/BSIT at Excelsior/TESU/WGU.

What does your spreadsheet and cost analysis look like for the BACS? I've got my BSIT, but a true CompSci degree from a state school would look better on a resume

Plus it would preempt my need for a more reputable Grad degree for another 5-6 years.
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I copy/pasted everything I had in a reply post and then PM you in the info as well... (maybe because I had them both open in two tabs, one of them didn't save). Weird...Anyways, here we go again... Here is how it shows on my end...

Capstone $1098
Residency $2200
Grad fee: $332
12 courses: $779
BACS Requirements and AOS Total: $4409

Required Courses 18 credits

Introduction to Programming - OnlineDegree.com $9
*Data Structures - Study.com $70 (waiting for ACE/NCCRS recommendation for credit)
Calculus I - Study.com $70
Discrete Math - Study.com $70
Introduction to Operating Systems - Study.com $70 (LL)
Computer Architecture - Study.com $70 (UL)

B. Capstone 3

LIB-495 Liberal Arts Capstone $1098 @TESU

C. Computer Science Electives* 18 credits

*Operating Systems - $70 Study.com, waiting for it to be UL soon
Programming Language 1 - $70 (Study.com C Programming Language)
Programming Language 2 - $70 (Study.com Java Programming Language)
Management Information Systems - $70 Study.com UL
Database Management - $70 Study.com UL
Information Systems Analysis & Design - $70 Study.com UL

I am taking more ACE/NCCRS Comp Sci courses such as the Study.com Comp Sci ones for learning purposes and review.

Update: I am looking into some Masters degree programs that are not test-out or competency-based, are there any that are "assignment or essay based"? I think the Purdue Global MBA is all essay work and has two courses only. I think the Amberton MBA is the same, I forget...

I kind of find it fun writing now after doing so many SL/Study.com courses that required writing assignments, it's feeling a bit weird just to test out of any courses. Furthermore, I really didn't test out of anything as I didn't do any CLEP/DSST... The only test-out-able Masters I recall are the HW ones...
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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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Yeah, someone described the MBA as one paper for each of the 1 credit courses, then two courses which had multiple assignments. I'm not sure if the two have tests at all.
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Introduction to Programming - OnlineDegree.com $9

is a bit of a gamble, with 3 months to retake, this can balloon fast. It's also not available outside the US Sad.

Personally I'm considering taking it with TESU with my capstone in March, and hopefully by the time I finish my capstone Data structure will be ace approved.
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(12-17-2018, 07:13 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Update: I am looking into some Masters degree programs that are not test-out or competency-based, are there any that are "assignment or essay based"?  I think the Purdue Global MBA is all essay work and has two courses only.  I think the Amberton MBA is the same, I forget...

I think Purdue Global's counts as competency-based. Another is JFK U. JFK is the place that bought Patten. Theirs has a lot of papers, but I think it has one exam per course. So about 10 exams. They are $8500 for the year.

I hope you do CompSci at TESU. I just decided to restart my TESU CompSci journey Smile
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(12-18-2018, 09:36 AM)Ideas Wrote:
(12-17-2018, 07:13 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Update: I am looking into some Masters degree programs that are not test-out or competency-based, are there any that are "assignment or essay based"?  I think the Purdue Global MBA is all essay work and has two courses only.  I think the Amberton MBA is the same, I forget...

I think Purdue Global's counts as competency-based. Another is JFK U. JFK is the place that bought Patten. Theirs has a lot of papers, but I think it has one exam per course. So about 10 exams. They are $8500 for the year.

I hope you do CompSci at TESU. I just decided to restart my TESU CompSci journey Smile

Just 1 exam per course? Dang that would be nice. I have approximately, on average, 3 exams per course and each course is 7 weeks long. All of that in addition to homework assignments and essays.
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Update: I'm closing in on my BA Comp Sci degree, finishing the last couple of UL courses and will start working on the Bio courses.
I have some time and was looking at possible masters. I am adding the following to my list of interests...

Edx.org Masters - Several degrees from $10-$25,000 https://www.edx.org/masters
Udacity Georgia Tech OMS CS - Tuition $510/3 credit course, https://www.udacity.com/georgia-tech
Coursera ASU MSCS - $15,000, 10 courses, 18-36 months - https://www.coursera.org/degrees
FutureLearn ARU Masters Project Management $6700GBP - https://www.futurelearn.com/degrees
FutureLearn Deakin MS Sustainable Development & Humanitarian Action $12,000AUD
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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(07-13-2019, 03:12 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Update: I'm closing in on my BA Comp Sci degree, finishing the last couple of UL courses and will start working on the Bio courses.  
I have some time and was looking at possible masters.  I am adding the following to my list of interests...

Edx.org Masters - Several degrees from $10-$25,000 https://www.edx.org/masters
Udacity Georgia Tech OMS CS - Tuition $510/3 credit course, https://www.udacity.com/georgia-tech
Coursera ASU MSCS - $15,000, 10 courses, 18-36 months - https://www.coursera.org/degrees
FutureLearn ARU Masters Project Management $6700GBP - https://www.futurelearn.com/degrees
FutureLearn Deakin MS Sustainable Development & Humanitarian Action $12,000AUD
Bjcheung77 which one you will go to take the course for your career?
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