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Obligatory "I did it!" Graduation Post - COSC
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Today, my unofficial COSC transcript updated to verify that my B.S. in Business Administration was conferred on Dec. 31st! At age 41, I am officially a college graduate! Moreover, I'm the first member of my family to earn a degree. My parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never got a degree, so this is a really special accomplishment on a personal level. 

I was able to go from nothing but a high school diploma in April to graduating with a BSBA in less than 8 months and under $5k!

A person is merely the sum total of every man and woman they've ever met. I had been teasing the idea of pursing an alternative degree pathway ever since I stumbled on Lawrie Miller's BA in 4 Weeks website almost two decades ago. My degree plan was made possible by mining this forum for information over and over and over again. So thanks to everybody who contributed bits and pieces of knowledge to this and similar forums, and blazing a trail for people like me to follow. This absolutely wouldn't have been possible without all the information presented here. I never thought I would ever get my degree, due to time, money, and age....but you guys with your degree-hacking skills made it a reality! You're awesome.

It's surreal. I still can't quite believe it. There's a lot of new year, new me tropes running around this time of year, but it truly does feel like a new horizon of possibilities has opened up. Thanks again for everything. If anyone ever wants info on my degree plan/pathway, I'm happy to offer my own insight and experience.
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#2
Congratulations!
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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NanoDegree: Intro to Self-Driving Cars (in prog)
Coursera: Stanford Machine Learning (in prog)
TESU: BA in Comp Sci
TECEP:Env Ethics (2015); TESU PLA:Software Eng, Computer Arch, C++, Advanced C++, Data Struct (2015); TESU Courses:Capstone, Database Mngmnt Sys, Op Sys, Artificial Intel, Discrete Math, Intro to Portfolio Dev, Intro PLA (2014-16); DSST:Anthro, Pers Fin, Astronomy (2014); CLEP:Intro to Soc (2014); Saylor.org:Intro to Computers (2014); CC: 69 units (1980-88)

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Congratulations!
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#5
Congrats! That's amazing!
Working towards a BALS-HUM from TESU - 110/120 credits done

CLEP - A&I Lit, US History 1, US History 2, West Civ 1, Intro Sociology, American Lit, Humanities, Soc. Sci & History, English Lit
Sophia - Intro to Info Tech, Art History 1, Visual Communications, Managing Conflict, Building Effective Teams
Study - Personal Finance, Comm 120, Math 97, Bus 121, Lib Sci 101, Eng 104, Nutrition 101, Eng 105, His 108, Pol. Sci 102, Earth Sci 104, His 308, Bus 313, His 102, Eng 305, His 105, His 106, His 306, Geometry 101
Institutes - Insurance Ethics
TESU - Cornerstone
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#6
Congrats!!
In Progress: MS Cybersecurity, Georgia Tech (2021?)
BS IT Security, Western Governors University, 2018
BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State University, 2016
AA Sociology, Chaffey College, 2015
IT Industry Certs: CCNA Security, CCNA, CCENT, Linux+,
   LPIC-1, Security+, Network+, Project+, A+, & CIW SDA.

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(01-02-2019, 02:30 PM)elbebopkid Wrote: Today, my unofficial COSC transcript updated to verify that my B.S. in Business Administration was conferred on Dec. 31st! At age 41, I am officially a college graduate! Moreover, I'm the first member of my family to earn a degree. My parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never got a degree, so this is a really special accomplishment on a personal level. 

I was able to go from nothing but a high school diploma in April to graduating with a BSBA in less than 8 months and under $5k!

A person is merely the sum total of every man and woman they've ever met. I had been teasing the idea of pursing an alternative degree pathway ever since I stumbled on Lawrie Miller's BA in 4 Weeks website almost two decades ago. My degree plan was made possible by mining this forum for information over and over and over again. So thanks to everybody who contributed bits and pieces of knowledge to this and similar forums, and blazing a trail for people like me to follow. This absolutely wouldn't have been possible without all the information presented here. I never thought I would ever get my degree, due to time, money, and age....but you guys with your degree-hacking skills made it a reality! You're awesome.

It's surreal. I still can't quite believe it. There's a lot of new year, new me tropes running around this time of year, but it truly does feel like a new horizon of possibilities has opened up. Thanks again for everything. If anyone ever wants info on my degree plan/pathway, I'm happy to offer my own insight and experience.

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you for not only achieving your degree but doing it an alternative route that takes MAJOR discipline and commitment!  I would love to hear more on your degree plan, pathway and experience.  Would you mind sharing your insight on where to begin for someone who is starting in the exact same position as you did in April?  I can't believe you did that so quickly by the way.... that's insane!
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(01-02-2019, 02:30 PM)elbebopkid Wrote: Today, my unofficial COSC transcript updated to verify that my B.S. in Business Administration was conferred on Dec. 31st! At age 41, I am officially a college graduate! Moreover, I'm the first member of my family to earn a degree. My parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never got a degree, so this is a really special accomplishment on a personal level. 

I was able to go from nothing but a high school diploma in April to graduating with a BSBA in less than 8 months and under $5k!

A person is merely the sum total of every man and woman they've ever met. I had been teasing the idea of pursing an alternative degree pathway ever since I stumbled on Lawrie Miller's BA in 4 Weeks website almost two decades ago. My degree plan was made possible by mining this forum for information over and over and over again. So thanks to everybody who contributed bits and pieces of knowledge to this and similar forums, and blazing a trail for people like me to follow. This absolutely wouldn't have been possible without all the information presented here. I never thought I would ever get my degree, due to time, money, and age....but you guys with your degree-hacking skills made it a reality! You're awesome.

It's surreal. I still can't quite believe it. There's a lot of new year, new me tropes running around this time of year, but it truly does feel like a new horizon of possibilities has opened up. Thanks again for everything. If anyone ever wants info on my degree plan/pathway, I'm happy to offer my own insight and experience.

Congratulations on finishing this very big accomplishment and good luck as you brave the new possibilities ahead!!!
Jennifer
10-year member

MS Nutrition, 2014 Canisius College, NY
Premed/Prenursing Sciences, 2011 Ocean County College, NJ
BA Social Science, 2008 Thomas Edison State University, NJ
AA General Studies, 2008 Thomas Edison State University, NJ
AOS Culinary Arts,1990 Culinary Institute of America, NY

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#9
Congrats! Very happy for you!
TESU BA Liberal Arts (Conferred September 2018)

Community College (WLAC, ELAC, Foothill College) [78 credits]
Excelsior Portfolio Assessment [30 credits]
AP: English Language and Composition [3 credits]
TECEP: Environmental Ethics (ETH-210) [3 credits]
Coppersmith: Research Methods in Psychology (PSY-201) [3 credits]
Liberal Arts Capstone: Maalot Yerushalayim [3 credits]
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(01-02-2019, 07:08 PM)Idreamofadegree Wrote: A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you for not only achieving your degree but doing it an alternative route that takes MAJOR discipline and commitment!  I would love to hear more on your degree plan, pathway and experience.  Would you mind sharing your insight on where to begin for someone who is starting in the exact same position as you did in April?  I can't believe you did that so quickly by the way.... that's insane!

FYI elbebopkid posted the details of the COCS degree earned and how here:  https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-...Transcript

& Congratulations to you elbebopkid! Great job Smile
Giving the Walden University, MBA - Project Management program a test drive through a "First Term Free" offer.

Thomas Edison State University (TESU) 
- BSBA General Management, December 2018
- ASNSM in Computer Science, December 2018
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