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My WGU BS-CSIA Journey
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This will be my WGU BS-CSIA thread where I plan to keep a record of my progress and offer any advice that might be useful. I’ve been inspired by quigongene and others on this forum to peruse my degree from WGU. I could attend a conventional state school or alternative options but I can’t justify the cost and time associated with those choices. I aim to accelerate through WGU and search for an appropriate Master’s program and maybe something beyond that, depending on what my niche is.

My PierPont transcript arrived after being forgotten but was issued when the error was discovered. I am at 49 out of 122 credit hours for the WGU degree. I was counting on transferring 70ish credits but most of my IT credits are from 2013. I thought about appealing my IT credits but at this stage I want to start on my projects.

I’m attaching my evaluation from WGU and PierPont, that way you can look at how the BOG A.A.S transferred in.

My objective is 20 credits a month or more. I will devote 8-15 hours a day to this activity.

If there are any WGU students that would like to share their tips for these class’s I'm all ears!

I plan to start by the 15th if not I will have to wait for the 1st of next month.
Thank you for all the support and feedback, I never thought I would make it this far.



  


Attached Files
.pdf   Transcript_Evaluation_Results 2.pdf (Size: 1.94 MB / Downloads: 25)
WGU BSCSIA (In progress starting Feb 1st 2019)  49/122 credit hours.
PierPont BOG A.A.S 2018

CompTIA A+,Sec+.
SL. Intro to Environmental Science, Intro to Biology.  6 Credit hours.
Brick and Mortar college's 50 RA credits.
Pierpont institutional credit  INFO 2207, INFO 2256, INFO 2305. 9 Credit hours.
Sophia.
 Developing Effective Teams, The Essentials of Managing Conflict. 2 Credit hours
The Institutes. 312N-H Ethics, 2 credit hours.
Brick and Mortar College. Eng 205 research writing, 3 credit hours.

CLEP. Information Systems, 3 Credit hours.
Stanford Online. America's Poverty and Inequality Course, Statement of accomplishment.  
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All the best!
TESU BA-Psychology (Started Sept. 15, 2018): 61 Cr.

TEEX(6): Cybersecurity 101/201/301
The Institutes(2): Ethics
Sophia(2): Essentials of Managing Conflict, Dev. Effective Teams
NFA(1): Community Safety Education
GED(10): NAS-131, SOC-273, MAT-121, HUM-101 (1)
Study.com(33): Intro to Psych., Soc. Psych.-1, Growth & Dev. Psych., Personality Psych., History & Systems of Psych., Org. Theory, Library Science, Comm. at Workplace, Intro to World Religion, I/O Psychology, Ethics in Social Sciences. 
Saylor (6): Intro. to Molecular & Cellular Biology, Comparative Politics. 
TESU (1): Cornerstone
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Good luck!!! Join the Slack channel once you get your email address. It looks like they've changed the curriculum a bit since I started. Nice job getting the Pierpont AAS applied!!
Working On:  Researching Masters Programs
Completed:  WGU BSCSIA (started 10/1/2018, finished 01/11/2019)
Journey Thread:  https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-...ersecurity


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(01-12-2019, 03:51 AM)quigongene Wrote: Good luck!!! Join the Slack channel once you get your email address. It looks like they've changed the curriculum a bit since I started. Nice job getting the Pierpont AAS applied!!

Thank you! Joined the slack channel today on your recommendation, hopefully I can keep up with the curriculum changes. I also have the Chrome extension installed to help find useful information for my courses.
WGU BSCSIA (In progress starting Feb 1st 2019)  49/122 credit hours.
PierPont BOG A.A.S 2018

CompTIA A+,Sec+.
SL. Intro to Environmental Science, Intro to Biology.  6 Credit hours.
Brick and Mortar college's 50 RA credits.
Pierpont institutional credit  INFO 2207, INFO 2256, INFO 2305. 9 Credit hours.
Sophia.
 Developing Effective Teams, The Essentials of Managing Conflict. 2 Credit hours
The Institutes. 312N-H Ethics, 2 credit hours.
Brick and Mortar College. Eng 205 research writing, 3 credit hours.

CLEP. Information Systems, 3 Credit hours.
Stanford Online. America's Poverty and Inequality Course, Statement of accomplishment.  
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Hey, good luck, you go this!! I didn't look at the attachment in detail, but skimmed through it...
Aren't there more alternative credits you could get before you enroll with them? Did you max out?
Done: TESU ASNSM Biology, ASBA/BSBA (ACBSP Accredited in 2017)
Working on: TESU BA Computer Science (June 2019 graduation...)
Deferred: **Deciding on several Masters/PHD programs**

2018 BALS and BSBA Spreadsheet using mainly SL/Study.com (post# 27,28)
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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(01-12-2019, 12:14 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Hey, good luck, you go this!! I didn't look at the attachment in detail, but skimmed through it...
Aren't there more alternative credits you could get before you enroll with them? Did you max out?

Thank you!

Data Management-Foundations, Network and Security-Foundations, Scripting and programming-foundations. They can be completed with the MTA exams or other certifications.
Business of project management can be completed with the Comptia Project+ or a course on Study.com.

Those are the only additional courses that I could transfer in, the reason I didn't complete the courses before hand was the cost. For what it would cost to take those exams would be the same amount I would have to pay at WGU for my complete tuition. I also have the bonus of my class's having all the notes and study material in one place with out having to search through the internet to find the material I need.

The max credits they allow is 75 credits, in the past I think you could transfer more. Some of the other programs accept more class's.

https://www.straighterline.com/colleges/...uivalency/ Has a good listing. (If I have misinformation in these posts please let me know, learning as I go)
WGU BSCSIA (In progress starting Feb 1st 2019)  49/122 credit hours.
PierPont BOG A.A.S 2018

CompTIA A+,Sec+.
SL. Intro to Environmental Science, Intro to Biology.  6 Credit hours.
Brick and Mortar college's 50 RA credits.
Pierpont institutional credit  INFO 2207, INFO 2256, INFO 2305. 9 Credit hours.
Sophia.
 Developing Effective Teams, The Essentials of Managing Conflict. 2 Credit hours
The Institutes. 312N-H Ethics, 2 credit hours.
Brick and Mortar College. Eng 205 research writing, 3 credit hours.

CLEP. Information Systems, 3 Credit hours.
Stanford Online. America's Poverty and Inequality Course, Statement of accomplishment.  
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(01-12-2019, 03:51 AM)quigongene Wrote: Good luck!!! Join the Slack channel once you get your email address. It looks like they've changed the curriculum a bit since I started. Nice job getting the Pierpont AAS applied!!

You're right Gene, it looks like they have changed up the Gen eds a little bit.

Life_One, you can do this. If you're dedicated and have some background in the course material, one term completion is achievable. I have two little kids and a busy job, yet I completed 76 credits in my first term. There's a reason you get a coffee cup in your welcome kit.

Congrats on starting your journey.
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(01-12-2019, 07:18 PM)timmmay Wrote:
(01-12-2019, 03:51 AM)quigongene Wrote: Good luck!!! Join the Slack channel once you get your email address. It looks like they've changed the curriculum a bit since I started. Nice job getting the Pierpont AAS applied!!

You're right Gene, it looks like they have changed up the Gen eds a little bit.

Life_One, you can do this. If you're dedicated and have some background in the course material, one term completion is achievable. I have two little kids and a busy job, yet I completed 76 credits in my first term. There's a reason you get a coffee cup in your welcome kit.

Congrats on starting your journey.

Thank you for the support! 76 credits in one term that is blazing fast. You inspire me, I'll do my best and see how it comes together. Thank goodness for the coffee cup haha.
WGU BSCSIA (In progress starting Feb 1st 2019)  49/122 credit hours.
PierPont BOG A.A.S 2018

CompTIA A+,Sec+.
SL. Intro to Environmental Science, Intro to Biology.  6 Credit hours.
Brick and Mortar college's 50 RA credits.
Pierpont institutional credit  INFO 2207, INFO 2256, INFO 2305. 9 Credit hours.
Sophia.
 Developing Effective Teams, The Essentials of Managing Conflict. 2 Credit hours
The Institutes. 312N-H Ethics, 2 credit hours.
Brick and Mortar College. Eng 205 research writing, 3 credit hours.

CLEP. Information Systems, 3 Credit hours.
Stanford Online. America's Poverty and Inequality Course, Statement of accomplishment.  
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