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Unofficial DegreeForum Wiki - Credit by Exam info, Degree Plans, etc
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OK I went ahead and did it. I don't really care for the hosting provider (wikia) but it's free and easy to set up. Currently there are 24 pages on there. Anyone can edit. I don't like that either (would prefer only forum members can edit) but this is at least a start.

This is NOT a duplicate of the forums, nor is it designed to pull traffic away from the forums. In fact, I should have all "discussion" features completely disabled, and I intentionally structured it and wrote the pages so far in such a way that it should help DRIVE traffic to the forums. This is a way to take some of the "frequently asked questions" and surface them up out of the forums and make it more easily accessible to those who are just starting out. I remember when I started out last spring, spending a lot of time mining the forums for basic info on how all this stuff works. There is a LOT of good info here, but I think it would have been easier for me if I had a single place to go to that would kind of summarize the key concepts and give me a structure in which to think and operate, and then branch out into specific questions here.

Basically, this is to help answer common questions like "What are the Big 3?", "What is accreditation and why is it important?", "How do ACE, ALEKS, Straighterline, PF, etc all relate regarding the Big 3?" and the like.

Another way to think of it is, this is a free, community-managed "e-book" on how to follow this path. With plenty of pointers back to this forum to get people in.

I expect there are errors, so please correct them if you see them.

Link: Degree Forum Wiki

This is nowhere near finished. I don't have any info on there about costs (I leave that to those more knowledgeable than me) or about specific degree plans (ditto), and the info on study guides is minimal. I don't want to duplicate anything from the Specific Feedback forum so I tread lightly there, just general resources and the common math sites.

The main page has a "list of topics" and the main tab at the top has a list of all pages on the site. Currently the two lists are virtually identical but I expect they will diverge over time, with the "topics" list containing pointers to top-level topics mostly.

I would appreciate any and all feedback.

And remember, YOU CAN EDIT ANY PAGE, so don't wait for me to make a change. Just don't be surprised if/when I or someone else changes your change to make it better. That's the way wikis work. Smile
Community-Supported Wiki(link approved by forum admin)

Complete: TESU BA Computer Science
2011-2013 completed all BSBA CIS requirements except 4 gen eds.
2013 switched major to CS, then took a couple years off suddenly.
2015-2017 finished the CS.

CCAF: AAS Comp Sci
CLEP (10): A&I Lit, College Composition Modular, College Math, Financial Accounting, Marketing, Management, Microecon, Sociology, Psychology, Info Systems
DSST (4): Public Speaking, Business Ethics, Finance, MIS

ALEKS (3): College Algebra, Trig, Stats
UMUC (3): Comparative programming languages, Signal & Image Processing, Analysis of Algorithms
TESU (11): English Comp, Business Law, Macroecon, Managerial Accounting, Strategic Mgmt (BSBA Capstone), C++, Data Structures, Calc I/II, Discrete Math, BA Capstone

Warning: BA Capstone is a thesis, mine was 72 pages about a cryptography topic

Wife pursuing Public Admin cert via CSU.
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#2
Nice work dcan. Looks like a promising resource for getting some of the central information together on how these credits and degrees work! Smile
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#3
Looks great to me dcan!! I made one small edit just added one word but I haven't read it all. I think this is a wonderful service to all new degree seekers. I know when I started a lot of these terms and ideas were confusing and overwhelming.
Linda

Start by doing what is necessary: then do the possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible  St Francis of Assisi

Now a retired substitute Teacher in NY, & SC

AA Liberal Studies TESC '08
BA in Natural Science/Mathematics TESC Sept '10
AAS Environmental safety and Security Technology TESC  Dec '12
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#4
Thanks Steve, that was exactly the idea. And thanks for the first edit Lindagerr, that is what it is for -- see a bug, fix a bug, make the final product better for everyone.
Community-Supported Wiki(link approved by forum admin)

Complete: TESU BA Computer Science
2011-2013 completed all BSBA CIS requirements except 4 gen eds.
2013 switched major to CS, then took a couple years off suddenly.
2015-2017 finished the CS.

CCAF: AAS Comp Sci
CLEP (10): A&I Lit, College Composition Modular, College Math, Financial Accounting, Marketing, Management, Microecon, Sociology, Psychology, Info Systems
DSST (4): Public Speaking, Business Ethics, Finance, MIS

ALEKS (3): College Algebra, Trig, Stats
UMUC (3): Comparative programming languages, Signal & Image Processing, Analysis of Algorithms
TESU (11): English Comp, Business Law, Macroecon, Managerial Accounting, Strategic Mgmt (BSBA Capstone), C++, Data Structures, Calc I/II, Discrete Math, BA Capstone

Warning: BA Capstone is a thesis, mine was 72 pages about a cryptography topic

Wife pursuing Public Admin cert via CSU.
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#5
dcan,
It looks great! Appreciate all your hard work - hopefully many more folks will discover that getting a degree doesn't have to be an olympic hoop-jumping event that unfortunately is part and parcel of the standard collegiate world.
Yay, dcan.
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#6
Thanks Storyteller. My hope is that people will start to populate the estimated costs and provide some example degree plans. I plan to post a few degree plans as I come across them on the forum myself, but there are others here far better than I at wonking out on the costs.
Community-Supported Wiki(link approved by forum admin)

Complete: TESU BA Computer Science
2011-2013 completed all BSBA CIS requirements except 4 gen eds.
2013 switched major to CS, then took a couple years off suddenly.
2015-2017 finished the CS.

CCAF: AAS Comp Sci
CLEP (10): A&I Lit, College Composition Modular, College Math, Financial Accounting, Marketing, Management, Microecon, Sociology, Psychology, Info Systems
DSST (4): Public Speaking, Business Ethics, Finance, MIS

ALEKS (3): College Algebra, Trig, Stats
UMUC (3): Comparative programming languages, Signal & Image Processing, Analysis of Algorithms
TESU (11): English Comp, Business Law, Macroecon, Managerial Accounting, Strategic Mgmt (BSBA Capstone), C++, Data Structures, Calc I/II, Discrete Math, BA Capstone

Warning: BA Capstone is a thesis, mine was 72 pages about a cryptography topic

Wife pursuing Public Admin cert via CSU.
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#7
*bookmark* Looks really good!!! Let me know if I can help with COSC stuff Smile
Regis University, ITESO, Global MBA with a focus in Emerging Markets 4.0 GPA, Dual-university degree (Spanish/English) 
COSC BS, Business Admin

My BS Credits:
Spanish 80 | Humanities 67 | A & I Lit 72 | Sub Abuse 452 | Bus Ethics 445 | Tech Writ 62 | Math 53 | HTYH 454 | Am. Govt 65 | Env & Humanity 64 | Marketing 65 | Micro 61| Mgmt 63| Org Behavior 65| MIS 446|Computing 432 | BL II 61 | M&B 50 | Finance 411 | Supervision 437| Intro Bus. 439| Law Enforcement 63|  SL: Accounting I B | Accounting II C+| Macro A | ECE: Labor Relations A | Capstone: A| FEMA PDS Cert 
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#8
dcan,

Strong Work! Site looks awesome! I also added a minute edit, "SL" for straighterline! LOL Since this is one abbreviation (along with PF) I use all the time.

I'm sure the site will grow and develop over time. I like the fact that it can be edited so easily to mirror annual changes made by the institutions.

Again, great idea put into action!! Thank you!!
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#9
burbuja0512 Wrote:*bookmark* Looks really good!!! Let me know if I can help with COSC stuff Smile

Hey, anyone can click "Edit" at any time, so PLEASE DO SO. I was hoping some of you with far more knowledge than me would chip in. I wanted to build the structure to pave the way, then let y'all run wild and kind of get out of the way -- except for maybe a little cat herding. Smile

bricabrac Wrote:Strong Work! Site looks awesome! I also added a minute edit, "SL" for straighterline! LOL Since this is one abbreviation (along with PF) I use all the time.

I'm sure the site will grow and develop over time. I like the fact that it can be edited so easily to mirror annual changes made by the institutions.

Again, great idea put into action!! Thank you!!

Thanks for the edit. You already made the site better for everyone! That's the whole idea.
Community-Supported Wiki(link approved by forum admin)

Complete: TESU BA Computer Science
2011-2013 completed all BSBA CIS requirements except 4 gen eds.
2013 switched major to CS, then took a couple years off suddenly.
2015-2017 finished the CS.

CCAF: AAS Comp Sci
CLEP (10): A&I Lit, College Composition Modular, College Math, Financial Accounting, Marketing, Management, Microecon, Sociology, Psychology, Info Systems
DSST (4): Public Speaking, Business Ethics, Finance, MIS

ALEKS (3): College Algebra, Trig, Stats
UMUC (3): Comparative programming languages, Signal & Image Processing, Analysis of Algorithms
TESU (11): English Comp, Business Law, Macroecon, Managerial Accounting, Strategic Mgmt (BSBA Capstone), C++, Data Structures, Calc I/II, Discrete Math, BA Capstone

Warning: BA Capstone is a thesis, mine was 72 pages about a cryptography topic

Wife pursuing Public Admin cert via CSU.
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#10
Great job Dcan!!!
Excelsior - BS Business 2008
Son #1 TESC BSBA Computer Information Systems completed June 2010
Son #2 TESC BA Computer Science completed November 2010 Currently in Florida State (FSU) Masters CS program and loving it
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