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need help with degree planning for son for Bachelor's in Business Admin or Finance
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(05-15-2022, 04:36 PM)EducationSeeker Wrote:
(05-15-2022, 12:33 AM)rachel83az Wrote: TESU and EC are about the same as far as exams go: most courses will have exams and not papers. With UMPI, it's the opposite. Mostly papers and not exams.

Rachel83az,

For your son, did he choose TESU or EC? It looks like they cost about the same? I am leaning towards recommending TESU because they have Finance. My son is looking at probably working part time, living at home, and going to school full time. From what I am seeing, it would be most cost effective and less risky for him to go with Study.com or Sophia.com first and prove himself for maximizing the amount of return on investment rather than going with a CBE like WGU or I believe UMPI (I believe UMPI is CBE).

Education Seeker

I'm not the one with sons.  Smile I personally chose TESU because A.) I generally prefer exams and B.) they have Computer Science. TESU costs $500-3000 more than EC, depending on exactly which degree you're going for and if you pay for the residency waiver at TESU or do a single flat-rate 16-credit term there. 

Starting with Sophia.org first is generally advised. It'll get you used to the whole online schooling thing while being a relatively low-risk, high-reward option. No matter which school is chosen, for just a few hundred dollars, you can complete almost all of the required gen eds and most/all of your electives at Sophia.

A few words of advice: don't do English Comp I/II. There are better options, depending on the school chosen. When leaning towards a UMPI business degree, don't do Project Management either. Some courses aren't accepted by some schools. They can still be good for personal interest reasons, but don't automatically assume that every Sophia course will be worth credit at your chosen school. See https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/So...lency_List

If your 20/21 year old son is having trouble mustering the interest to get back to school, he might want to start by getting the FREE Pierpont AAS: https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/Pierpont_C%26TC Depending on exactly what credits he already has, he could be a college graduate in just a few months. This can be a huge motivator!
In progress:
TESU - BA Computer Science; BSBA CIS; ASNSM Math & CS; ASBA

Completed:
Pierpont - AAS BOG
Sophia (so many), The Institutes (old), Study.com (5 courses)
ASU: Human Origins, Astronomy, Intro Health & Wellness, Western Civilization, Computer Appls & Info Technology, Intro Programming
Strayer: CIS175, CIS111, WRK100, MAT210
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#22
(05-16-2022, 01:19 AM)rachel83az Wrote:
(05-15-2022, 04:36 PM)EducationSeeker Wrote:
(05-15-2022, 12:33 AM)rachel83az Wrote: TESU and EC are about the same as far as exams go: most courses will have exams and not papers. With UMPI, it's the opposite. Mostly papers and not exams.

Rachel83az,

For your son, did he choose TESU or EC? It looks like they cost about the same? I am leaning towards recommending TESU because they have Finance. My son is looking at probably working part time, living at home, and going to school full time. From what I am seeing, it would be most cost effective and less risky for him to go with Study.com or Sophia.com first and prove himself for maximizing the amount of return on investment rather than going with a CBE like WGU or I believe UMPI (I believe UMPI is CBE).

Education Seeker

I'm not the one with sons.  Smile I personally chose TESU because A.) I generally prefer exams and B.) they have Computer Science. TESU costs $500-3000 more than EC, depending on exactly which degree you're going for and if you pay for the residency waiver at TESU or do a single flat-rate 16-credit term there. 

Starting with Sophia.org first is generally advised. It'll get you used to the whole online schooling thing while being a relatively low-risk, high-reward option. No matter which school is chosen, for just a few hundred dollars, you can complete almost all of the required gen eds and most/all of your electives at Sophia.

A few words of advice: don't do English Comp I/II. There are better options, depending on the school chosen. When leaning towards a UMPI business degree, don't do Project Management either. Some courses aren't accepted by some schools. They can still be good for personal interest reasons, but don't automatically assume that every Sophia course will be worth credit at your chosen school. See https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/So...lency_List

If your 20/21 year old son is having trouble mustering the interest to get back to school, he might want to start by getting the FREE Pierpont AAS: https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/Pierpont_C%26TC Depending on exactly what credits he already has, he could be a college graduate in just a few months. This can be a huge motivator!

Rachel83az,

I apologize as I mistook you for another user who had made a TESU degree plan for a 20 year old who completed the BA in 15 months. 

I appreciate that the rest of the Gen Eds and elective classes he would need could be done for a lower risk/lower cost amount of several hundred dollars through Sophia. I think that TESU would probably be a good option for him because they have a concentration/major for a Bachelor's degree in Finance.

He has completed English Composition I already at Youngstown State University. He would still need to complete English Comp II. Where do you recommend completing this course?

Thanks,

Education Seeker
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#23
For English Comp at TESU, there are 3 "best" options.

1.) https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/Ol...University College Writing II from ONU has less writing than some other English Comp options. It's self-paced and $150 ($50/credit) no matter whether it takes you 1 month or 5 to complete the course. There are technically multiple writing assignments, but they're all building up to a single final paper. I.E., "write a thesis statement" then "write a bibliography" and so on.

2.) https://www2.tesu.edu/tecep.php?CourseCode=ENC-102 English Comp TECEP. $150 for the exam, proctored by ProctorU. Can be taken at home. It's easy to pass, but frustratingly set up. Something about getting a writing prompt on one screen and then having to continue that on another screen or something. If you choose this route, I would suggest looking through the forum to see what people have said about it in the past.

3.) https://iq3prod1.smartcatalogiq.com/Cata...DSST-Exams Principles of Advanced English Composition DSST. May be best for your son if he prefers exams and you have a testing center nearby. I have not taken this myself, but there is apparently no writing whatsoever. It's all multiple-choice questions.
In progress:
TESU - BA Computer Science; BSBA CIS; ASNSM Math & CS; ASBA

Completed:
Pierpont - AAS BOG
Sophia (so many), The Institutes (old), Study.com (5 courses)
ASU: Human Origins, Astronomy, Intro Health & Wellness, Western Civilization, Computer Appls & Info Technology, Intro Programming
Strayer: CIS175, CIS111, WRK100, MAT210
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#24
@EducationSeeker, for the son who hasn't completed any RA credits, I would highly recommend the same as Rachel83Az. Having said that, for the son who has about 30 RA credits already, he can complete the English requirement with ACE providers such as Sophia.org, Study.com, or through CLEP exam through Modern States, etc. It's personal preference...
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