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TESU Cornerstone SOS-110 Automatic Enrollment Outdated?
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(08-22-2021, 04:03 PM)rachel83az Wrote: For Study.com, you'll send a SDC transcript directly to TESU. For everything else ACE (Sophia, SL, InstantCert), it needs to go on an ACE (Credly) transcript.

Yes, bjcheung77's recommendation is for 16 credits in one term. ePacks are the regular tuition price of $519 per credit AND they count for residency. But they, like TECEPs, are based on a single exam. TECEPs do NOT count toward residency, but they do count toward the required 30 RA credits.

What are the biggest differences between ePacks and TECEPs? I've been hesitant to attempt 16 credits inside of three months, but I guess it would be towards the end when I am in the groove of studying.

I'm getting curious as to how a few of you can reply to so many posts! Are you librarians or something?!
Current (unenrolled and planning): TESU BSBA, Finance AOS. Starting with 15 RA credits previously earned in community college, and at the start of a back to school journey.
Goal: Walden TEMPO competency-based MBA.
Timeline: Finish by Jan 2023. A year and a half total, including the planning.
Fun fact: I sometimes use TV as a productivity toolOne episode per chapter, load of dishes, or basket of laundry!
Thanks to everyone, and happy studying!  Smile
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#22
Nah, I'm a consultant and work from home. I'm always online and like "refreshing" the boards I am logged into. If a question happens to be something I am interested in answering, then I'll answer. If there isn't much to add, I'll just go on with lurking/surfing and of course, doing my "work". To answer your question: TECEP is just an exam, e-Pack is a set of quizzes that don't count towards your final grade, they are assessments. Once you think you're ready for the big exam, boom, you do it. Both will come in as CR - which is credit/pass. There aren't any letter grades associated with either option.

Now, in order to do 16-18 credits a month, you should focus solely on two courses, the capstone/cornerstone with 80/20 of your time split. The epacks, you study BEFORE the term starts, you'll be ahead of the game, you go through those quizzes and complete them like a mad man... get those done first so they're off your plate and focus the remaining X weeks before you finish your capstone/cornerstone. If in case something in life happens, you can extend the capstone for $236, an 8 week extension, I wouldn't waste the $ extending the cornerstone though, it's an easier course.
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(08-22-2021, 07:09 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Nah, I'm a consultant and work from home.  I'm always online and like "refreshing" the boards I am logged into.  If a question happens to be something I am interested in answering, then I'll answer.  If there isn't much to add, I'll just go on with lurking/surfing and of course, doing my "work".  To answer your question: TECEP is just an exam, e-Pack is a set of quizzes that don't count towards your final grade, they are assessments.  Once you think you're ready for the big exam, boom, you do it.  Both will come in as CR - which is credit/pass.  There aren't any letter grades associated with either option.

Now, in order to do 16-18 credits a month, you should focus solely on two courses, the capstone/cornerstone with 80/20 of your time split.  The epacks, you study BEFORE the term starts, you'll be ahead of the game, you go through those quizzes and complete them like a mad man... get those done first so they're off your plate and focus the remaining X weeks before you finish your capstone/cornerstone.  If in case something in life happens, you can extend the capstone for $236, an 8 week extension, I wouldn't waste the $ extending the cornerstone though, it's an easier course.

I caught myself at the beginning of a separate posting epic yesterday and I thought about how strange it was, but like you said they are things in which we find an interest. I am grateful, and glad you have time to enjoy your work day.

It's probably different for all the sources of credit, but with ePacks how do you find the material to study?
Current (unenrolled and planning): TESU BSBA, Finance AOS. Starting with 15 RA credits previously earned in community college, and at the start of a back to school journey.
Goal: Walden TEMPO competency-based MBA.
Timeline: Finish by Jan 2023. A year and a half total, including the planning.
Fun fact: I sometimes use TV as a productivity toolOne episode per chapter, load of dishes, or basket of laundry!
Thanks to everyone, and happy studying!  Smile
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(08-22-2021, 06:55 PM)schristian10 Wrote:
(08-22-2021, 04:03 PM)rachel83az Wrote: For Study.com, you'll send a SDC transcript directly to TESU. For everything else ACE (Sophia, SL, InstantCert), it needs to go on an ACE (Credly) transcript.

Yes, bjcheung77's recommendation is for 16 credits in one term. ePacks are the regular tuition price of $519 per credit AND they count for residency. But they, like TECEPs, are based on a single exam. TECEPs do NOT count toward residency, but they do count toward the required 30 RA credits.

What are the biggest differences between ePacks and TECEPs? I've been hesitant to attempt 16 credits inside of three months, but I guess it would be towards the end when I am in the groove of studying.

I'm getting curious as to how a few of you can reply to so many posts! Are you librarians or something?!

The biggest difference is the price! TECEPs are $150 for LL exams and $225 for UL exams. ePacks are the price of normal courses: $519 per credit or $1557 each.

ePacks can be used for residency. TECEPs cannot.

I think ePacks come with their own study course similar to SDC. Though, unlike SDC, only the final exam for ePacks affects whether or not you pass. They do not require you to use the course; you might not even have to use it at all for a LL course like CIS-107. TECEPs give you a list of resources you can use to study, but you're otherwise left on your own.

As for how I'm here so much, I'm currently studying full-time. Or mostly full time. Wink If I see a post notification pop up on my phone, I come here and see if it's something I can answer. If I don't see any notification, I check back anyway, just in case there's been a post that doesn't trigger the notification.
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Sophia (30 courses), The Institutes (old), Study.com (5 courses)
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(08-23-2021, 02:01 AM)rachel83az Wrote:
(08-22-2021, 06:55 PM)schristian10 Wrote:
(08-22-2021, 04:03 PM)rachel83az Wrote: For Study.com, you'll send a SDC transcript directly to TESU. For everything else ACE (Sophia, SL, InstantCert), it needs to go on an ACE (Credly) transcript.

Yes, bjcheung77's recommendation is for 16 credits in one term. ePacks are the regular tuition price of $519 per credit AND they count for residency. But they, like TECEPs, are based on a single exam. TECEPs do NOT count toward residency, but they do count toward the required 30 RA credits.

What are the biggest differences between ePacks and TECEPs? I've been hesitant to attempt 16 credits inside of three months, but I guess it would be towards the end when I am in the groove of studying.

I'm getting curious as to how a few of you can reply to so many posts! Are you librarians or something?!

The biggest difference is the price! TECEPs are $150 for LL exams and $225 for UL exams. ePacks are the price of normal courses: $519 per credit or $1557 each.

ePacks can be used for residency. TECEPs cannot.

I think ePacks come with their own study course similar to SDC. Though, unlike SDC, only the final exam for ePacks affects whether or not you pass. They do not require you to use the course; you might not even have to use it at all for a LL course like CIS-107. TECEPs give you a list of resources you can use to study, but you're otherwise left on your own.

As for how I'm here so much, I'm currently studying full-time. Or mostly full time. Wink If I see a post notification pop up on my phone, I come here and see if it's something I can answer. If I don't see any notification, I check back anyway, just in case there's been a post that doesn't trigger the notification.

My recent POS-110 linked to an online study course from Pearson. It would have required additional payment. I never bothered with it, as I was already comfortable with the subject. To brush up, I used the Instantcert CLEP flashcards. I took the exam as soon as my proctor received the exam booklet. TESU received and scored it a few weeks later, then immediately issued me a final grade of CR. I did not do anything in the online course whatsoever. The ePack resources are definitely optional. 
I registered for this ePack because I am taking enough real courses for flat-rate tuition in the term, and I always like more RA resident credits. If taking >=9 credits for flat-rate tuition, it's free to register for an ePack. There may be minor added costs for study materials or proctoring. Overall, ePacks can be a great way to rack up quick and cheap resident RA credits (though they are non-graded).
Goal: TESU BSBA/CIS + BS-Cybersecurity + ASNSM by EOY 2021
Earned credits from Sophia, ASU ULC, TEEX, Microsoft, Strayer, TESU, and others since starting in April 2020
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Basically, the recommended way to study for an ePack prior to receiving any course materials, to help endure 16 credits in one term, would be to study the same subject from another source like with the Instantcert CLEP flashcards? Is there a thread or a wiki page with similar resources?

You deserve a scholarship with that generosity! I am a receptionist and enjoy plenty of downtime in the evenings.
Current (unenrolled and planning): TESU BSBA, Finance AOS. Starting with 15 RA credits previously earned in community college, and at the start of a back to school journey.
Goal: Walden TEMPO competency-based MBA.
Timeline: Finish by Jan 2023. A year and a half total, including the planning.
Fun fact: I sometimes use TV as a productivity toolOne episode per chapter, load of dishes, or basket of laundry!
Thanks to everyone, and happy studying!  Smile
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I'd recommend selecting ePack courses that you already know something about. Then, use flashcards or other resources to review and top off. The material TESU links may or may not be helpful.

One other thing: the exam link in Moodle showed a "restricted until" date that was about six weeks into the term. This might mean that TESU doesn't allow taking ePack exams right away. However, I've never seen such a restriction mentioned anywhere. Regardless, it didn't impact my pen and paper exam with in person proctoring. I took the exam that way during the third week of the term and there wasn't any issue. In any case, I'd strongly recommend avoiding TESU's online proctoring with ProctorFU.
Goal: TESU BSBA/CIS + BS-Cybersecurity + ASNSM by EOY 2021
Earned credits from Sophia, ASU ULC, TEEX, Microsoft, Strayer, TESU, and others since starting in April 2020
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