Poll: Which degree?
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AS
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Which Associates Degree is Best?
#1
I already have two associates degrees they are:

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts (AA)
Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Studies (AAS)

From RA CC #1 in 2015, I earned these degrees from normal 15 weeks semester in-person coursework and a few CLEPs.


I've taken a few courses at RA CC #2 and I found out I meet the minimum residency requirement for an associates degree. So I thought why not get another degree because it will literally cost me no extra money. In fact, I will actually be getting paid to do so. Thanks to the Pell Grant and scholarships covering more than the tuition costs. And I'm specifically I'm taking courses that meet requirements for transfer at TESU.

Because I have so much transfer credit and CLEP, assuming I pass my upcoming semester I will meet the requirements and have completed the requirements to earn one of these three general degrees. I can only choose one:

1) Associate in Science (AS)
2) Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)
3) Associate in General Studies (AGS)

I'm also eligible for an Associate in Arts but I don't see the point of another AA, that would literally be a duplicate degree.
All these are general degrees there is no area of study. Unlike an AS in Biology, AAS in Graphic design, etc. or even my previous degrees which are in Liberal arts and Occupational Studies these are general degrees with no "major" what I listed above is the complete degree title.

Which one should I choose?  I know that a third associates degree isn't going to help me much, but if anyone had any input that would be great.  AS, AFA or AGS?
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#2
Based on everything you've said, I would get the AFA because it's the only one of the group that is "in" something. Your previous AA is in liberal arts, if you added an AS that would also be a gen ed degree, the AGS also general education, so AFA at least adds interest to your resume. I'm all about free credentials Wink Good job!
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(12-11-2018, 06:14 PM)cookderosa Wrote: Based on everything you've said, I would get the AFA because it's the only one of the group that is "in" something.  Your previous AA is in liberal arts, if you added an AS that would also be a gen ed degree, the AGS also general education, so AFA at least adds interest to your resume.  I'm all about free credentials Wink  Good job!

I was hoping you'd reply I'd knew you would have something good to say...

Thanks.
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#4
I agree - an AS and AGS are both just the same as an AA - nothing added to the resume at all.
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#5
I agree with the others. The AFA will at least add something to your resume. The others do not do much for you.
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#6
It's a good thing I took so many communications, music, and video production courses then.
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#7
I agree about AFA.
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#8
I agree with the others. The AFA is way more unique. Wink
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#9
I'm confused by the poll - everyone is "saying" AFA but the poll results say AS. AS people - why? speak up!
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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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#10
Maybe it truly doesn't apply to you, but using your grant money for a "free" associate's means you can't use that money later for a bachelor's...just sayin'
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