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Patten University Closing
#1
So as somebody who tried to complete the Patten University MBA, but just couldn't stomach their format, and recently re-tried, I received the following e-mail today:

"Dear Student,

I want you to be among the first to know of important news regarding Patten University. I am pleased to announce that substantially all of Patten University’s academic programs, curriculum, faculty, staff, and leadership will be transitioning to John F. Kennedy University (JFKU), an affiliate of the National University System. JFKU is a regionally-accredited, nonprofit university offering innovative and nationally recognized programs, with vast experience serving working adults.
Based on the number of courses remaining in their program, most students will be eligible to transfer to JFKU Online or to another institution of their choice, while some students will be invited to complete their degree at Patten. We have established transfer agreements with a number of universities and are ready to assist you in exploring all your options. Because of the unique relationship created by this transition, there may be significant benefits to students who decide to transfer to JFKU Online - including no tuition increase for the balance of your current degree program as long as you remain continuously enrolled and in good academic and financial standing.
Transitions to JFKU Online or to an alternate university of your choice can begin as soon as this month, and any students remaining in Patten University classes must complete them by December 14, 2018. After a period in which students have had the opportunity to review and decide upon their transfer options, and after instruction ends on December 14, 2018, Patten University will cease operations.
While this is exciting news, I understand that it may also raise several questions about your own options and future academic plans. We are fully prepared to answer all of your questions, address your concerns, and assist you in considering all of your options. To that end, you will soon receive an email from your advisor with an invitation to meet for a one-on-one phone appointment to discuss your specific circumstances.
We look forward to speaking with you as soon as possible to assist you in your degree completion efforts.

Sincerely,


Dr. Nathan Breitling
Interim President"
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#2
I didn't know they sent out an email. I just happened to go to their website today because I was checking out their associate's programs for someone, and I saw the message on their website.
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#3
This is terrible. I wanted to do my MBA in IT from them.
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#4
(07-09-2018, 06:17 PM)armstrongsubero Wrote: This is terrible. I wanted to do my MBA in IT from them.

You are MUCH better off going with WGU.  Patten was not a great format as far as anyone on this forum reported back.
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#5
I would love to enroll in WGU but I'm not from the US so I cant. Any other suggestions?
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BA Computer Science, Thomas Edison State University  (111/120 In Progress..)
BA Liberal Studies, Thomas Edison State University  (120/120 Complete!)
ASNSM Computer Science '18, ASNSM Mathematics '19
AAS Criminal Justice '19 (57/60..)

Straighterline (27 Cr): Eng Com I II, Ameri Gov,  Reli,  Nutri, Envi Sci, Cul Ant, Med Ter, IT Fund 
Shmoop (18 Cr): Hist Tech, Hu Sex, Med Lit, Bible Lit, Prof Wrtng, E-Comm
Sophia (11 Cr): Col Alg, Info Tech, Pub Speak, Effe Teams, Manag Con
TEEX (4 Cr): Cyb Secu Ever, IT Prof.  Aleks (9 Cr): Beg. Alg, Inter. Alg, Trig
ED4Credit (3 Cr): Man Info Sys   CPCU (2 Cr): Ethics
TESU (4 Cr): Corner, Capstone  Study.com (21 Cr): Pres. Skills, C Programming, Discrete Math, Comp Arch, Intro Op Sys, DB Man, Sys Analy, Calculus (IP)
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#6
I think you mentioned you looked at U of People, it's just 10 exams, my friend. Go get that MBA from them!
Further to that though, they offer a very interesting BS Computer Science, at a very affordable price point.
Even though they are NA, their programs have "made some noise" in the academic world.

Other schools (big name) are taking their Associates/Bachelors graduates into their respective programs.
I have not seen a better NA program than this provider... yet... I would give them a chance if it was me.
There are other NA schools that will accept international students, depends which program you are into.
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#7
(07-09-2018, 08:09 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: I think you mentioned you looked at U of People, it's just 10 exams, my friend.  Go get that MBA from them!
Further to that though, they offer a very interesting BS Computer Science, at a very affordable price point.
Even though they are NA, their programs have "made some noise" in the academic world.  

Other schools (big name) are taking their Associates/Bachelors graduates into their respective programs.
I have not seen a better NA program than this provider... yet... I would give them a chance if it was me.
There are other NA schools that will accept international students, depends which program you are into.

Am I reading that UoP MBA is exams only?
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#8
(07-10-2018, 12:43 PM)jjsafari Wrote:
(07-09-2018, 08:09 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: I think you mentioned you looked at U of People, it's just 10 exams, my friend.  Go get that MBA from them!
Further to that though, they offer a very interesting BS Computer Science, at a very affordable price point.
Even though they are NA, their programs have "made some noise" in the academic world.  

Other schools (big name) are taking their Associates/Bachelors graduates into their respective programs.
I have not seen a better NA program than this provider... yet... I would give them a chance if it was me.
There are other NA schools that will accept international students, depends which program you are into.

Am I reading that UoP MBA is exams only?

It's full courses, but the final exam is what you actually pay for if you're in a country that needs to pay. Theoretically, you could just run through the courses and pass the finals. Not sure I've heard anything about a required time in course before taking the final. Someone else may know differently.
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#9
(07-25-2018, 09:34 AM)Tedium Wrote:
(07-10-2018, 12:43 PM)jjsafari Wrote:
(07-09-2018, 08:09 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: I think you mentioned you looked at U of People, it's just 10 exams, my friend.  Go get that MBA from them!
Further to that though, they offer a very interesting BS Computer Science, at a very affordable price point.
Even though they are NA, their programs have "made some noise" in the academic world.  

Other schools (big name) are taking their Associates/Bachelors graduates into their respective programs.
I have not seen a better NA program than this provider... yet... I would give them a chance if it was me.
There are other NA schools that will accept international students, depends which program you are into.

Am I reading that UoP MBA is exams only?

It's full courses, but the final exam is what you actually pay for if you're in a country that needs to pay. Theoretically, you could just run through the courses and pass the finals. Not sure I've heard anything about a required time in course before taking the final. Someone else may know differently.
I dont know for the grad but for undergrad you must take a course on a semester basis do discussions and submit assignments every week then at the end of the semester then you can take the final exam.
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BA Liberal Studies, Thomas Edison State University  (120/120 Complete!)
ASNSM Computer Science '18, ASNSM Mathematics '19
AAS Criminal Justice '19 (57/60..)

Straighterline (27 Cr): Eng Com I II, Ameri Gov,  Reli,  Nutri, Envi Sci, Cul Ant, Med Ter, IT Fund 
Shmoop (18 Cr): Hist Tech, Hu Sex, Med Lit, Bible Lit, Prof Wrtng, E-Comm
Sophia (11 Cr): Col Alg, Info Tech, Pub Speak, Effe Teams, Manag Con
TEEX (4 Cr): Cyb Secu Ever, IT Prof.  Aleks (9 Cr): Beg. Alg, Inter. Alg, Trig
ED4Credit (3 Cr): Man Info Sys   CPCU (2 Cr): Ethics
TESU (4 Cr): Corner, Capstone  Study.com (21 Cr): Pres. Skills, C Programming, Discrete Math, Comp Arch, Intro Op Sys, DB Man, Sys Analy, Calculus (IP)
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#10
There is another thread about the closure. https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-...is-Closing
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