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Rowan University - CLEP, ACE credits?
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I am a student a University that has a very good engineering program. I have met many students that dual credit from high school (the state the University is in is big on dual credit). However, when I talked to them it seems that their dual credit was not able to get them to earn their degrees any faster. Because engineering degrees required a lot of lab science and advanced math courses and most dual enrollment is focused on english, history, social sciences. I have yet to meet one student with dual credit in engineering that was able to graduate early at my school.

That being said, the dual credit allowed them to do things like add a double major in two different areas of engineering, add a minor in a subject not related to engineering or have a lighter load of courses which was less stressful without adding extra semesters.

At my school at least, the engineering program is very specific and the core of the program are courses that wouldn't normally be taken as dual enrollement coures, clep, etc. Maybe other schools have less rigid programs.
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(12-31-2019, 01:47 PM)natshar Wrote: I am a student a University that has a very good engineering program. I have met many students that dual credit from high school (the state the University is in is big on dual credit). However, when I talked to them it seems that their dual credit was not able to get them to earn their degrees any faster. Because engineering degrees required a lot of lab science and advanced math courses and most dual enrollment is focused on english, history, social sciences. I have yet to meet one student with dual credit in engineering that was able to graduate early at my school.

That being said, the dual credit allowed them to do things like add a double major in two different areas of engineering, add a minor in a subject not related to engineering or have a lighter load of courses which was less stressful without adding extra semesters.

At my school at least, the engineering program is very specific and the core of the program are courses that wouldn't normally be taken as dual enrollement coures, clep, etc. Maybe other schools have less rigid programs.

That's what I was beginning to be afraid of...thanks for your insight.

(12-31-2019, 11:35 AM)davewill Wrote:
(12-31-2019, 09:40 AM)ACI Wrote: This process has become so deflating.  I just seem to find problems, but no solutions.  I'm starting to wonder if anyone has ever gotten an engineering degree outside of just straight out attending a 4 year program.

Honestly, almost every college student experiences this. Schools are not great at communicating at the best of times, but being a transfer student is worse. Students very often end up taking extra courses because of it. You have to be willing to do the research and seek help, which you're doing. Just take the attitude that you will succeed despite them.

I don't think he'd be considered a transfer student.  If he was taking dual enrollent courses - they would all be before he graduated.  I'm not sure if that makes a difference or not...
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(12-31-2019, 02:03 PM)ACI Wrote:
(12-31-2019, 11:35 AM)davewill Wrote:
(12-31-2019, 09:40 AM)ACI Wrote: This process has become so deflating.  I just seem to find problems, but no solutions.  I'm starting to wonder if anyone has ever gotten an engineering degree outside of just straight out attending a 4 year program.

Honestly, almost every college student experiences this. Schools are not great at communicating at the best of times, but being a transfer student is worse. Students very often end up taking extra courses because of it. You have to be willing to do the research and seek help, which you're doing. Just take the attitude that you will succeed despite them.

I don't think he'd be considered a transfer student.  If he was taking dual enrollent courses - they would all be before he graduated.  I'm not sure if that makes a difference or not...

He probably wouldn't technically be a transfer student, but what davewill is referring to here is any student who transfers in courses (whether dual enrollment, CLEP, or whatever), rather than strictly "transfer"
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BA History & Psychology, Thomas Edison State University (completed, set for March '20 graduation)
ASNSM Mathematics, Thomas Edison State University (completed set for March '20 graduation)

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