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TESU "Overflow" Credits
#1
I'm going to be taking some courses at a local community college as I work toward my TESU BA in History. The CC is on the quarter system (whereas TESU is obviously on the semester system). So most of my classes from the CC will be 5 quarter credits, which should translate as 3.33 semester credits at TESU. I'm wondering what happens with the "overflow" from TESU requirement categories.

As an example, I will likely end up with 20 quarter credits (which translates to 13.33 semester credits) that will likely fit into TESU's "Knowlege of Human Cultures" requirement (which requires 12 semester credits). What happens to the 1.33 extra? Is it "wasted" or does it count towards electives?
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#2
(08-30-2018, 05:36 PM)mysonx3 Wrote: I'm going to be taking some courses at a local community college as I work toward my TESU BA in History. The CC is on the quarter system (whereas TESU is obviously on the semester system). So most of my classes from the CC will be 5 quarter credits, which should translate as 3.33 semester credits at TESU. I'm wondering what happens with the "overflow" from TESU requirement categories.

As an example, I will likely end up with 20 quarter credits (which translates to 13.33 semester credits) that will likely fit into TESU's "Knowlege of Human Cultures" requirement (which requires 12 semester credits). What happens to the 1.33 extra? Is it "wasted" or does it count towards electives?

Any GenEd credits that exceed the requirements for each area will be absorbed by GenEd electives. That's pretty straightforward. The problem comes in when you have the opposite. I have some courses that come in as 2.67 credits which means I'm missing 0.33 credits. That requires taking extra GenEd courses to meet the balance, but the excess ends up in GenEd electives.
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#3
(08-30-2018, 05:52 PM)Merlin Wrote:
(08-30-2018, 05:36 PM)mysonx3 Wrote: I'm going to be taking some courses at a local community college as I work toward my TESU BA in History. The CC is on the quarter system (whereas TESU is obviously on the semester system). So most of my classes from the CC will be 5 quarter credits, which should translate as 3.33 semester credits at TESU. I'm wondering what happens with the "overflow" from TESU requirement categories.

As an example, I will likely end up with 20 quarter credits (which translates to 13.33 semester credits) that will likely fit into TESU's "Knowlege of Human Cultures" requirement (which requires 12 semester credits). What happens to the 1.33 extra? Is it "wasted" or does it count towards electives?

Any GenEd credits that exceed the requirements for each area will be absorbed by GenEd electives. That's pretty straightforward. The problem comes in when you have the opposite. I have some courses that come in as 2.67 credits which means I'm missing 0.33 credits. That requires taking extra GenEd courses to meet the balance, but the excess ends up in GenEd electives.

Thanks for the info! Does it work the same way with Free Electives when/if my GenEd electives are full?

Yikes, that sounds...beyond frustrating. If only some of the free 1 credit courses counted towards GenEd requirements.
Completed:
BA History & Psychology, Thomas Edison State University, March 2020
ASNSM Mathematics, Thomas Edison State University, March 2020

Up Next:
JD, School To Be Determined

Link to all credits earned: Link
#4
(08-30-2018, 06:03 PM)mysonx3 Wrote:
(08-30-2018, 05:52 PM)Merlin Wrote:
(08-30-2018, 05:36 PM)mysonx3 Wrote: I'm going to be taking some courses at a local community college as I work toward my TESU BA in History. The CC is on the quarter system (whereas TESU is obviously on the semester system). So most of my classes from the CC will be 5 quarter credits, which should translate as 3.33 semester credits at TESU. I'm wondering what happens with the "overflow" from TESU requirement categories.

As an example, I will likely end up with 20 quarter credits (which translates to 13.33 semester credits) that will likely fit into TESU's "Knowlege of Human Cultures" requirement (which requires 12 semester credits). What happens to the 1.33 extra? Is it "wasted" or does it count towards electives?

Any GenEd credits that exceed the requirements for each area will be absorbed by GenEd electives. That's pretty straightforward. The problem comes in when you have the opposite. I have some courses that come in as 2.67 credits which means I'm missing 0.33 credits. That requires taking extra GenEd courses to meet the balance, but the excess ends up in GenEd electives.

Thanks for the info! Does it work the same way with Free Electives when/if my GenEd electives are full?

Yikes, that sounds...beyond frustrating. If only some of the free 1 credit courses counted towards GenEd requirements.

Yes if you exceed your GenEd electives the balance overflows to free electives. After that, they are unused.
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MBA (IT Management), 2019, Western Governors University
BSBA (Computer Information Systems), 2019, Thomas Edison State University
ASNSM (Computer Science), 2019, Thomas Edison State University

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(08-30-2018, 05:52 PM)Merlin Wrote: Any GenEd credits that exceed the requirements for each area will be absorbed by GenEd electives. That's pretty straightforward. The problem comes in when you have the opposite. I have some courses that come in as 2.67 credits which means I'm missing 0.33 credits. That requires taking extra GenEd courses to meet the balance, but the excess ends up in GenEd electives.

Just an FYI, TESU does not round up, so the courses come in as 2.66cr.  It probably won't make a difference, but it might.

https://www.tesu.edu/academics/catalog/transfer-credit

If your credits were earned on a quarter system, the following conversion applies:

  • 2 quarter hours = 1.33 semester hours

  • 3 quarter hours = 2 semester hours

  • 4 quarter hours = 2.66 semester hours

  • 5 quarter hours = 3.33 semester hours
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#6
(08-31-2018, 12:20 AM)dfrecore Wrote:
(08-30-2018, 05:52 PM)Merlin Wrote: Any GenEd credits that exceed the requirements for each area will be absorbed by GenEd electives. That's pretty straightforward. The problem comes in when you have the opposite. I have some courses that come in as 2.67 credits which means I'm missing 0.33 credits. That requires taking extra GenEd courses to meet the balance, but the excess ends up in GenEd electives.

Just an FYI, TESU does not round up, so the courses come in as 2.66cr.  It probably won't make a difference, but it might.

https://www.tesu.edu/academics/catalog/transfer-credit

If your credits were earned on a quarter system, the following conversion applies:
  • 2 quarter hours = 1.33 semester hours
  • 3 quarter hours = 2 semester hours
  • 4 quarter hours = 2.66 semester hours
  • 5 quarter hours = 3.33 semester hours

It won't make any difference in my case but might be helpful for others.
Working on: Researching doctoral programs for a potential 2021-22 start

Complete:
MBA (IT Management), 2019, Western Governors University
BSBA (Computer Information Systems), 2019, Thomas Edison State University
ASNSM (Computer Science), 2019, Thomas Edison State University

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