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New and with some doubts - I am from Spain - I am interested in history degree ...
#1
good morning, good afternoon, good night  Big Grin

I'm interested in applying for a history degree/bachelor's degree. I am also open to similar options other than a history degree.

The problem is that being from Spain I don't know how the American system works.

PS: In Spain I don't have a university degree.
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#2
Viva Spain!

Some schools may want you to pass an English test such as TOEFL but other than that the process is mostly the same as if you were a U.S. citizen.

Sophia is free now till July 31st so you can earn up to 75 credits so I would start NOW and see if you like them.
With cheap ACE credit options, you should be able to earn all your credits for under $1000.
Course Experience:
Modernstates.org/CLEP, Straighterline.com, Onlinedegree.org, Saylor.org,  Sophia.org, Study.com, Instantcertcredit, Csmlearn.com and Theinstitutes.org

Degree Plan:
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance
Bachelors of Arts in Computer Science

102 credits earned with expected graduation in 2020. 
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The American system is quite different than (most) European degrees. You will need to complete quite a few courses that are completely unrelated to your field of study (see Sophia.org) before you can begin work related to the degree. As I understand it, (most) European degrees focus on the area of study because you should've learned how to write and whatnot in high school or your local equivalent.

TESU is pretty easy to apply to. They may (or may not) want to see your school-leaving certificate and they will almost certainly want either a TOEFL or I forget what the other one is. Sophia.org has no such requirements and is free, so you might as well sign up and get started there while you evaluate your options.

A note with Sophia: you do not have to FINISH a class by July 31st nor do you even have to start it by then. As long as you are signed up (and the start date could be months from now) by July 31st then the class will be completely free.
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You said you don't have a degree. Do you have any prior University credits?

The American education system your major of History is only like 25% of your whole degree. The rest is filled with general studies (math, science, English, etc.) and electives (whatever you want). I know most European countries your major is most of your degree.

In America, a Bachelors's degree typically takes 4 years to earn if you go full time. However with this site people take alternative credits to cut that time down to 1 -2 years. The courses we take a not from actual colleges, but actual colleges give us credit for them towards a degree when we transfer them. The classes we take are self-paced and so they can be done quicker than college courses. Then we take the final classes at the university to get a degree.
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(05-19-2020, 01:01 PM)natshar Wrote: You said you don't have a degree. Do you have any prior University credits?

The American education system your major of History is only like 25% of your whole degree. The rest is filled with general studies (math, science, English, etc.) and electives (whatever you want). I know most European countries your major is most of your degree.

In America, a Bachelors's degree typically takes 4 years to earn if you go full time. However with this site people take alternative credits to cut that time down to 1 -2 years. The courses we take a not from actual colleges, but actual colleges give us credit for them towards a degree when we transfer them. The classes we take are self-paced and so they can be done quicker than college courses. Then we take the final classes at the university to get a degree.


I don't have any previous college credits. Let's just say I'm a "virgin."

In Spain, I did some non-university studies in my time called "Grado superior en Administración de sistemas informáticos" (FP) which is 2 years.
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