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WGU & Shmoop
#1
Hi guys!

I've been a long-time reader of this forum and finally decided to make an account.
I'm currently pursuing a BS in Psychology with approx. 10 courses to go, but I'm really regretting my choice of major and would love to switch to an IT or business degree from WGU.
That being said, I have several Shmoop credits on my ACE transcript that I worry won't transfer due to the whole Shmoop controversy. I called WGU and they couldn't give me an answer other than "apply & send in your transcripts & see what will transfer". 

Does anyone here know for sure that WGU accepts or denies Shmoop credits?

Thanks guys.
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#2
I didn't end up going with them for my bachelor degree but they did apply my Shmoop US History when they evaluated without issue last year - they applied all my ACE credits from a mix of providers. They take ACE credit, but nothing that is NCCRS (Shmoop is ACE)
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#3
(09-29-2018, 04:18 PM)allvia Wrote: I didn't end up going with them for my bachelor degree but they did apply my Shmoop US History when they evaluated without issue last year - they applied all my ACE credits from a mix of providers. They take ACE credit, but nothing that is NCCRS (Shmoop is ACE)

Thank you for your reply! If you don't mind me asking, why did you not end up going with WGU?
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(09-29-2018, 03:34 PM)impasta Wrote: Hi guys!

I've been a long-time reader of this forum and finally decided to make an account.
I'm currently pursuing a BS in Psychology with approx. 10 courses to go, but I'm really regretting my choice of major and would love to switch to an IT or business degree from WGU.
That being said, I have several Shmoop credits on my ACE transcript that I worry won't transfer due to the whole Shmoop controversy. I called WGU and they couldn't give me an answer other than "apply & send in your transcripts & see what will transfer". 

Does anyone here know for sure that WGU accepts or denies Shmoop credits?

Thanks guys.

WGU doesn't accept Shmoop... or at least they haven't done so in the past. I suspect that is still the case, but it is possible they may accept them if they were taken as proctored courses.
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(09-29-2018, 04:56 PM)Merlin Wrote: WGU doesn't accept Shmoop... or at least they haven't done so in the past. I suspect that is still the case, but it is possible they may accept them if they were taken as proctored courses.

They took my ALEKS math courses as well. Just to be clear this was August 2017 when they received my ACE transcript.

(09-29-2018, 04:53 PM)impasta Wrote:
(09-29-2018, 04:18 PM)allvia Wrote: I didn't end up going with them for my bachelor degree but they did apply my Shmoop US History when they evaluated without issue last year - they applied all my ACE credits from a mix of providers. They take ACE credit, but nothing that is NCCRS (Shmoop is ACE)

Thank you for your reply! If you don't mind me asking, why did you not end up going with WGU?

My existing credits just worked out better for the degrees I'm getting through TESU.  I am going to do the MBA-IT program with WGU after I graduate from TESU at the end of this year.  WGU if free to apply, and the ACE transcript is $15 - I would say apply and send the transcripts, they are very fast to evaluate.
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#6
We've definitely had others report that WGU didn't take their Shmoop credit. But perhaps something has changed and you'll get lucky like allvia.

As far as Psychology vs IT, I personally decided not to choose between the two  Tongue
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(09-29-2018, 05:04 PM)allvia Wrote:
(09-29-2018, 04:56 PM)Merlin Wrote: WGU doesn't accept Shmoop... or at least they haven't done so in the past. I suspect that is still the case, but it is possible they may accept them if they were taken as proctored courses.

They took my ALEKS math courses as well. Just to be clear this was August 2017 when they received my ACE transcript.

I haven't seen any issues with WGU not accepting ALEKS courses. They just come in at different evaluations than TESU in some cases. Whereas they have never accepted Shmoop as far as I know.
Either way, it is always worthwhile to submit transcripts and see what happens since they can always change their policies or make exceptions.
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ASNSM in Computer Science, 2019, Thomas Edison State University

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#8
Thanks for all your input! I'll see if I can get a definite answer from WGU and will report back Smile
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#9
(09-29-2018, 11:34 PM)impasta Wrote: Thanks for all your input! I'll see if I can get a definite answer from WGU and will report back Smile

What Shmoop courses do you have? Also did you get them applied to TESU back in the day before they banned them? I know you said you were pretty close to being done with your BA from TESU.
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(09-30-2018, 07:32 AM)allvia Wrote:
(09-29-2018, 11:34 PM)impasta Wrote: Thanks for all your input! I'll see if I can get a definite answer from WGU and will report back Smile

What Shmoop courses do you have? Also did you get them applied to TESU back in the day before they banned them? I know you said you were pretty close to being done with your BA from TESU.

I'm actually not enrolled at TESU but at Excelsior (should've specified, sorry!). Excelsior accepted my Shmoop credits and I even ended up with excess lower-level credits LOL.

I have quite a few Shmoop courses: Financial Accounting, Algebra I & II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics, American Govt, Business Communication, Comparative Politics, Marketing, Management, Econ 101, History of Technology, Human Sexuality, Biology, Chemistry, European History, US History I & II, Professional Writing, E-Commerce, Pop Culture, Art History, and a few Literature courses. 

Of course I don't expect WGU to take them all, but I really don't want to retake the math and business courses either.
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