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TESU AS/BS Degree Plan w/test out options -ZERO TRANSFER CREDITS
#1
Hello and good day!

Long story short: I am 40-ish without any prior college credits. I am looking at going the course/test route from the ACE approved providers, such as study.com, Saylor etc. 

I have a lot of free time right now, so the main things would be to cut costs, and try to earn the credits ASAP.

I am open to the AS/BS in Business major if that's the fastest/cheapest option. 

Thanks!
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(03-15-2019, 03:12 AM)GED2Degree Wrote: Hello and good day!

Long story short: I am 40-ish without any prior college credits. I am looking at going the course/test route from the ACE approved providers, such as study.com, Saylor etc. 

I have a lot of free time right now, so the main things would be to cut costs, and try to earn the credits ASAP.

I am open to the AS/BS in Business major if that's the fastest/cheapest option. 

Thanks!

One huge advantage of not having any credit, is that you're not invested in the idea of using your old credits! Smile Seriously - that's a barrier for many people, and can create a crazy plan. So, you're not locked in to anything - that's great!
Jennifer
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MS Applied 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
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(03-15-2019, 08:22 AM)cookderosa Wrote:
(03-15-2019, 03:12 AM)GED2Degree Wrote: Hello and good day!

Long story short: I am 40-ish without any prior college credits. I am looking at going the course/test route from the ACE approved providers, such as study.com, Saylor etc. 

I have a lot of free time right now, so the main things would be to cut costs, and try to earn the credits ASAP.

I am open to the AS/BS in Business major if that's the fastest/cheapest option. 

Thanks!

I didn't think TESU required Pre-calculus for a business degree. I just double-checked their site and didn't see it listed. Am I missing something? I ask because I am literally in the middle of applying to TESU right now and about had a heart attack when I saw your comment. lol

https://www.tesu.edu/studycom/bsba-degre...management

One huge advantage of not having any credit, is that you're not invested in the idea of using your old credits! Smile  Seriously - that's a barrier for many people, and can create a crazy plan. So, you're not locked in to anything - that's great!

When I looked at business degrees for my son, an issue for us was math.  If you're ok with Precal, you can choose anywhere- if you expect to have some challenges, you have to know that now.  Do you think you have it in you to earn credit in Precalculus?  If not, it's going to be Charter Oak where you can choose Business Stats, a much more manageable course through Straighterline.
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(03-15-2019, 09:19 AM)sharsharky Wrote:
(03-15-2019, 08:22 AM)cookderosa Wrote:
(03-15-2019, 03:12 AM)GED2Degree Wrote: Hello and good day!

Long story short: I am 40-ish without any prior college credits. I am looking at going the course/test route from the ACE approved providers, such as study.com, Saylor etc. 

I have a lot of free time right now, so the main things would be to cut costs, and try to earn the credits ASAP.

I am open to the AS/BS in Business major if that's the fastest/cheapest option. 

Thanks!

I didn't think TESU required Pre-calculus for a business degree. I just double-checked their site and didn't see it listed. Am I missing something? I ask because I am literally in the middle of applying to TESU right now and about had a heart attack when I saw your comment. lol

https://www.tesu.edu/studycom/bsba-degre...management

One huge advantage of not having any credit, is that you're not invested in the idea of using your old credits! Smile  Seriously - that's a barrier for many people, and can create a crazy plan. So, you're not locked in to anything - that's great!

Sorry!! I misspoke- but my son's brick wall was College Algebra, so instead, he took Business Stats and attends COSC.
Jennifer
10-year member

MS Applied 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

Homeschooling for College Credit
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If I was going to start from scratch, I would do WGU. It's probably going to be your cheapest option. You can first plan out a degree with them using 30cr that are harder to find or required to take through them, then find the cheapest/fastest/easiest ways to get the other 90cr.

Do those 90cr first, then apply, make sure everything transfers as planned, and then you are set to start. You can finish the rest in a single 6-mo term for like $3,500.
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(03-15-2019, 12:45 PM)dfrecore Wrote: If I was going to start from scratch, I would do WGU.  It's probably going to be your cheapest option.  You can first plan out a degree with them using 30cr that are harder to find or required to take through them, then find the cheapest/fastest/easiest ways to get the other 90cr.

Do those 90cr first, then apply, make sure everything transfers as planned, and then you are set to start.  You can finish the rest in a single 6-mo term for like $3,500.

I was doing my BA PSY at TESU but I would rather do it at WGU, the question here is, can I use the credits that I obtained at Study.com towards a degree at WGU?
Also, other than that is cheap, is there anything else you liked about WGU that made you change your mind about TESU?
EDITED: never mind, I just saw that WGU doesn't have Psychology major...
thanks
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(03-15-2019, 08:22 AM)cookderosa Wrote:
(03-15-2019, 03:12 AM)GED2Degree Wrote: Hello and good day!

Long story short: I am 40-ish without any prior college credits. I am looking at going the course/test route from the ACE approved providers, such as study.com, Saylor etc. 

I have a lot of free time right now, so the main things would be to cut costs, and try to earn the credits ASAP.

I am open to the AS/BS in Business major if that's the fastest/cheapest option. 

Thanks!

One huge advantage of not having any credit, is that you're not invested in the idea of using your old credits! Smile  Seriously - that's a barrier for many people, and can create a crazy plan. So, you're not locked in to anything - that's great!

Thanks for the positive reply! I am mainly looking at the easiest/fastest option to get to a BS/BA degree from scratch. Open to any school suggestions, degree plans etc.

(03-15-2019, 12:45 PM)dfrecore Wrote: If I was going to start from scratch, I would do WGU. It's probably going to be your cheapest option. You can first plan out a degree with them using 30cr that are harder to find or required to take through them, then find the cheapest/fastest/easiest ways to get the other 90cr.

Do those 90cr first, then apply, make sure everything transfers as planned, and then you are set to start. You can finish the rest in a single 6-mo term for like $3,500.

Hello and thanks for the info! I am also having to re-examine my view, with posts like this one. WGU also allows one to use FinAid, correct? If you're enrolled in a certain number of credits each semester, correct? Anyways, I would like to know, is there some place I can find pre-made degree plans for places like COSC, WGU etc and which online courses/tests that I can take in lieu of the "traditional" classes via the 90 ACE etc credits

(03-15-2019, 10:59 AM)cookderosa Wrote:
(03-15-2019, 09:19 AM)sharsharky Wrote:
(03-15-2019, 08:22 AM)cookderosa Wrote:
(03-15-2019, 03:12 AM)GED2Degree Wrote: Hello and good day!

Long story short: I am 40-ish without any prior college credits. I am looking at going the course/test route from the ACE approved providers, such as study.com, Saylor etc. 

I have a lot of free time right now, so the main things would be to cut costs, and try to earn the credits ASAP.

I am open to the AS/BS in Business major if that's the fastest/cheapest option. 

Thanks!

I didn't think TESU required Pre-calculus for a business degree. I just double-checked their site and didn't see it listed. Am I missing something? I ask because I am literally in the middle of applying to TESU right now and about had a heart attack when I saw your comment. lol

https://www.tesu.edu/studycom/bsba-degre...management

One huge advantage of not having any credit, is that you're not invested in the idea of using your old credits! Smile  Seriously - that's a barrier for many people, and can create a crazy plan. So, you're not locked in to anything - that's great!

Sorry!! I misspoke- but my son's brick wall was College Algebra, so instead, he took Business Stats and attends COSC.

Algebra is something I would rather avoid so it's on to taking a look at COSC degree plans/costs etc.
WGU is also going to get a second look as well.
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