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  SOS-110 course at TESU and Ethic Course Requirement
Posted by: lylx1981 - Yesterday, 03:52 PM - Forum: TESU - Thomas Edison State University Discussion - Replies (7)

Hi Everybody,

Nice to meet you guys!
I am still taking a number of courses at my current institutions, and also at SL, study.com. So I did not start my application at TESU. If possible, could you please answer me the following questions if you have prior experience (since I cannot talk to an academic advisor at TESU yet):

1.    I probably will transfer 110 credits (from multiple institutes) to TESU for my bachelor degree. My question is: In such a case, do I still need to take SOS-110 Critical Information Literacy? I saw some of posts saying that this course has to be taken anyway, and has to be taken at TESU. Please confirm.

2.    The second question is regarding to ethics course requirement. I saw some of posts saying that TESU is no longer accepting credits from ethics institute. My question is: I plan to take Business Ethics course at SL, can this course be used for fulfilling the ethics course requirement at TESU? I did not see the equivalent course on the TESU degree requirement list, i.e. on list of B. Civic and Global Leadership Courses (Ethical Leadership). But some posts indicated that TESU only listed the courses that TESU itself is offering, so I just want to double check the most up-to-date information.

3.    Any other ethics course I can take? I do not have a budget issue, and I just want it to be as easy as possible….I choose SL because as long as I can get 70% in the quiz part, I do not need to worry the final part, which I like.  Please advise if you know any better option.
I really appreciate your inputs!

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  How to use the new ACE system
Posted by: natshar - Yesterday, 12:44 PM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, InstantCertCredit.com, OnlineDegree.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (12)

Can someone walk me through how to use the new ACE system I'm totally lost on it. I don't even know how to login and add the stuff to the new transcript system.

Questions I have:

Can I transfer my old ACE to the new system? Do I have access to my old records (for say I don't remember what I completed and/or when I completed it)?

How you do you login and add stuff to the new system?

Anything on this subject would help.

For context: I bookmarked the old transcript page long time ago and that is what I always used to add classes but I never sent anything to a school. After hearing about the changes, I kept checking but the site via the bookmark always looked the same for me. Around the 26th of November, I took a 1 credit TEEX just to test it and added it to ACE no problem and got approved. Then on December 1st the site changed and redirects somewhere different and I totally forgot to send my ACE to TESU before December 1st. How do I send everything to TESU including my old courses with this new system?

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  ANY Degree
Posted by: trlcook2 - Yesterday, 08:15 AM - Forum: Degree Planning Advice - Replies (11)

I am the mother of 2 homeschoolers ages 14 and 16. They have each begun taking SDC courses and now need to decide exactly how to proceed. (I know we should have done this first, but I was trying to ease them into the College level courses to see how they would do.) The AOS or actual degree doesn't matter and neither does the cost as long as we don't go too crazy. They really like the SDC format and lessons, so I would like to get as many from there as possible. (Sorry, I am a new Mac user and can't seem to attach the spreadsheets but here is what they have)
Daughter 1:
CSM: Math (3)
SDC: Intro to Religion, Nutrition, Intro to Psych, Social Psych, Psych of Motivation UL, Comm 126 (18)
       Currently taking: Tourism, Library Science (6)

Daughter 2: 
SDC: Bus 109: Computer, Lib Sci, Comm 126, Intro Ed, Ed 103, Ed 104, Psych 102:Ed, (21)
       Currently taking: His 101 (3)

Thank you in advance. We have looked into TEL for RA credits once their SDC subscription expires. At the rate they are going, they will be quite young when they finish.

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  Back pain exercises (PRO) - FREE
Posted by: bjcheung77 - Yesterday, 12:17 AM - Forum: Off Topic - No Replies

Yeah, I downloaded it to exercise with. 
I got the Text Neck PRO as well for free...
These programs are weird, but I need the exercises.

Publisher's word:
With this application you will be able to engage in the treatment and prevention of diseases of the back and neck at home. Exercises will help get rid of back pain and strengthen muscles to support the spine.

The application contains a set of complete workouts:
- lower back workouts;
- thoracic spine workouts;
- neck workouts;
- post op and fracture recovery workouts;
- stretching workouts;
- morning exercise;

The application contains more than 100 exercises for the development and strengthening of the muscles of the back, abdomen, shoulder girdle, legs, buttocks and neck. Performing these complexes will ensure your back health and posture correction.

Each exercise has a video instruction and a detailed description of the technique.

Timer and sound instructions allows to perform workout without looking into device.

Create and customise your own workout from existing exercises.

Follow your progress with detailed statistics.

Setup reminder for next trainings.

A warning! If there are intervertebral hernia or protrusions, be sure to consult your doctor before performing the exercises.

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  My One Term WGU MBA
Posted by: Popestt - 12-02-2020, 06:43 PM - Forum: WGU - Western Governors University Discussion - Replies (3)

(if anyone wants to assist me with my stylizing, I have absolutely no experience in producing acceptable writing on this kind of board.) My journey started in December, when I came across the "Groupon MBA" from ENEB. I bought the groupon out of curiosity, and began the course. In my research of the validity of the degree, I came across this forum. Ultimately, I reached the conclusion that while I consider a "titulo propio" to be a valid degree, I do not want to spend that much time working on something that can be so quickly dismissed with a google search showing it as the groupon degree.  By then, I had the bug to get back in school though (Thanks ENEB!) and discovered WGU. I liked the pedigree, I like the accreditation. I like that nobody can in good faith argue the validity of the degree. I enrolled and set off on a goal to complete my degree in one year. 
I got started on my first class in March 2020, and realized that the "Move at your own pace" style of WGU was right up my alley. I no longer had to sit through lectures waiting for everyone else to understand the material. I used youtube, textbooks, the great courses, and even the MBA for dummies books to absorb the material as quickly as possible. One class after another I started knocking them out. I reached the capstone in the first week of July, 4 months after I began. I was certainly on track to finish the capstone before the end of my first term on August 31st. All of this, while working a full time job with the federal government, and 5 nights a week at a local restaurant. Needless to say, I was exhausted.
Life does not always go in the direction that we plan, unfortunately. On the night of July 18th, while I was working at the restaurant, I got a phone call from my husband. He was suicidal. I left the restaurant and raced home to help him. By the time I got home, he was gone from this world and my life forever.  Its difficult to differentiate between your own goals and your spouses when you have dreams to accomplish things together. Almost every single goal we had was shared between the two of us. With his loss, I had no reason to finish anything. The only goal that was mine, was my masters. 
WGU granted me a 30 day term extension to the end of September due to the circumstances, and in August I started back working on the capstone little by little whenever I could get my mind in the right place. Then on August 18th, exactly one month after the death of my husband, I was diagnosed with COVID. 2 weeks of achy muscles, brain fogs, and lung hacking. No motivation or energy to do any school work. I started seeing a therapist for the loss of my husband, as I was developing symptoms of PTSD. WGU was amazing and granted an additional term extension. It was another month before I was even able to look at school work again, after intense therapy with my psychiatrist, medication, and trying to figure out all my finances that my husband managed. at the end of October, I was finally able to sit down and get to work. My first assignment was submitted in the last week of October, and WGU gave me one last 30 day extension to complete the degree. I struggled through the beginning of November, and then in the final 2 weeks of November completed the remaining tasks for the capstone. 
While my degree was not completed in the typical 6 month deadline due to the circumstances, I am proud to say that 9 months after beginning my degree, I have an accredited MBA in Healthcare Management, and was accepted into AT Still University's Doctor of Health Sciences program with a concentration in Global Health. I plan to start a non-profit organization to provide access to mental health services to immigrants, LGBT, and other minorities that do not have access to these services. 

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  OPM-411 TQM (Total Quality Management) Review
Posted by: Flelm - 12-02-2020, 01:01 PM - Forum: TESU - Thomas Edison State University Discussion - Replies (5)

I don't see a lot of discussion on this course, and I just wanted to post my impressions in case it helps anyone else in the future. I took it in the March 2020 term.

OPM-411 is required for the BSBA Operations Management. I'm not certain if at this point there's a more economical way to get the requirement, possibly CSU-Global's Project Quality Management PJM440S self-study assessment?

In any case, this course was interesting because I was the only student enrolled in the course. I would say the workload is not quite as much as a capstone.

  • Weekly/twice weekly discussion posts (14 total) were required, but I didn't cite much of anything in these from what I remember. Since it was just me and the professor, it was odd to do these. I could only reply to his pre-written posts, and would have to do my own.
  • 7 written assignments which are all 5-6 questions based on the textbook readings (3-5 pages each assignment) which I did use APA citings, maybe 3-5 per assignment.
  • A midterm, standard multiple choice and 4 short answer questions.
  • A PowerPoint, 15-20 slides required, with discussion notes. More details below.
  • A final project which expands on the PowerPoint. More details below.

The most difficult was the PowerPoint and final project because there was quite a bit of 'making stuff up.' The scenario was very vague and you need to get creative. It's about a one-paragraph scenario, and you need to determine almost everything: the company's business model, the challenges it's facing, it's quality failure modes, etc. I didn't reach out for help on this and instead struggled through it myself, and had to keep telling myself 'it's good enough.' If I had reached out, maybe I would've had an easier time.

Once I settled on the scenario and the details, the discussion notes for the PowerPoint became the hardest part. I did the PowerPoint first, and went back and put in 'notes' but what I think was really required was a full paper essentially, inside the PowerPoint notes section. I got through this by the skin of my teeth, and I received a 93 overall for the course, barely giving me an A.

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  Dishonest TESU & additional math requirements for BA
Posted by: collegechick - 12-02-2020, 11:57 AM - Forum: TESU - Thomas Edison State University Discussion - Replies (11)

Just when I thought I'd completed all the math requirements for the BA, here am I being forced to take MORE math in SOS 110 Critical Info Literacy in MyLab.  I was not expecting this and others should be warned.  I thought my capstone would be the stressful course, but SOS 110 is a thorn in my side.  What a gross, useless course!

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  Double Major with BACS?
Posted by: diamonds - 12-02-2020, 12:21 AM - Forum: TESU - Thomas Edison State University Discussion - Replies (2)

I'm looking to get a double major at TESU and wondering if anyone has done this with BACS (computer science) and which major would they go for? 
I would like to avoid the credit hour residency waiver fee and would like to take the 16 credits at TESU in one semester to not pay for that fee. 
For the extra 4 credits that I would have to take at TESU that aren't a part of the capstone credits and critical information literacy credits what would you take?

I'm a little confused about how to go about planning for this so any advice would be much appreciated!

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  TESU BALS Questions
Posted by: Sb2013 - 12-01-2020, 11:42 PM - Forum: TESU - Thomas Edison State University Discussion - Replies (2)

Hey guys, I was just going through my evaluation online vs the one i printed out with my advisors plans from earlier this year. Everything is in different spot...so I asked they be moved back. With COVID i had to change my plans a lot,so I was just double checking what is left etc. As I was looking at my electives section and i saw study.com BUS304 comes in to TESU as LDR-345 Leading Organizational Change.. Does anyone know if you can use this course as a upper level liberal studies elective?? I cant find the thread talking about business counting for UL or not. I have another upper level management class thats slotted as a general elective. I essentially have 1 upper level LS elective left, if neither of these two classes cant be moved to fill it, my TECEP ENG 102(retaking it missed it by 10 but was sick during the test), and the 2 tesu required classes to grad. so im trying to double check on if i can move stuff around and take something easier. I havent heard from my advisor still....

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  Need some guidance [Possible dumb question about ACE & Pierpont]
Posted by: hrcak - 12-01-2020, 10:05 PM - Forum: Degree Planning Advice - Replies (2)

Hello, I've learned about DegreeForum after finding out about the free Sophia deal on Reddit back in spring. Then I learned about TEEX and other sources of credit. I have a few questions and sorry if they're dumb because I'm new to college and degree seeking. I didn't think I could get a degree until that Sophia promotion, it really got me interested in education. 

Currently right now, I have about 70+ ACE credits. (Or had, I just learned about the changes today! I guess I need to contact Sophia. I'm still learning about this Acclaim thing. I guess there still is Parchment)

Unfortunately I missed the $99 ASU courses, but I did end up taking 3 ASU courses that just finished. (I haven't paid for them yet) I have 3 RA credits from a community college on top of that. 

I was considering the Pierpont BOG AAS as I've seen it a lot around here and I'd really like to accomplish my first degree. However, my ultimate goal is to get a bachelor's degree in a business concentration. I'm not sure if I should get the Pierpont AAS first or skip it & just go straight into a bachelor program. I'm very interested in the more self-paced programs like Wisconsin, UMPI, WGU. I'm not sure if the AAS is worth paying 1200 dollars for ASU credits if I'm going to try for a bachelors anyway. What do you guys think or what would you do?

Possible stupid question that I'm having an issue putting into words: If I apply ACE credits towards Pierpont or any degree, do they "disappear" from the ACE transcript/registry? So if I were to enter a bachelor program, would I HAVE to submit the Pierpont AAS as my source for the general education requirements. I do understand that AAS is different than an AS and not all colleges may accept them the same and maybe on a case by case basis. Is there a chance a college could accept less credits if I submit the Pierpont AAS degree than if I were to not have an AAS and submit purely an ACE transcript with a similar amount of credits? I'm not sure if that makes sense.

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