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  online studies in renewable energy
Posted by: msantamaria - 2 hours ago - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (2)

Hello, I am an oil engineer (sorry) looking forward to joining the light side of the force.

I want to study renewable energies for a number of reasons, however with my time and location issues i can only study it online. I have been looking at masters recently and found out that recognized universities (mostly in the US) charge lots of money (arround 50k dollars) and require 3 years or more.

Because of this Im very confident i will join a program that takes arround 1 to 2 years, and costs arround 5k dollars. Much more convenient given my pockets and my time.

Does anyone have suggestions on this matter? Are you aware of good online master programs? or maybe can you provide feedback on these universities? Thank you!

UDIMA - distance university of madrid
SEAS.org.sg
Canary european university
EUCLID (i have seen a topic on this forum mentioning this one may not have enough qualification)
Heriot-watt
ECT - european centre of technology

Which one would you vouch for?
Thank you

Thank you

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  TESU BA in History Plan - Critiques?
Posted by: mysonx3 - 4 hours ago - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (1)

Hi all,

I'm pretty new to this, but have been reading the forums and crafting my degree plan. I have no credits to start with but have passed a handful of CLEPs already. Hoping you guys can help give feedback on my degree plan, and hopefully by the time I finish this process I'll be able to help others who are in the position I'm in currently.

So first off, here's my plan (and, for reference, the credit distribution for my desired degree). Bold indicates a test I have already passed. I haven't really planned out my electives because I plan on doing those mostly towards the end (once I've received an official evaluation and know which of the tests that I thought would count towards a requirement are going to have to serve as electives instead), but I did list a couple that I'm pretty sure I'll do either because I think they'll be relatively easy for me (given my specific set of outside knowledge) or because I know I'll need the UL credits.

  1. General Education – 60 credits total
    1. Written Communication – 6 credits
      1. College Composition CLEP (6)
    2. Oral Communication – 3 credits
      1. Intro to Public Speaking DSST (3)
    3. Quantitative Literacy – 3 credits
      1. College Algebra CLEP (3)
    4. Information Literacy – 3 credits
      1. Analyzing and Interpreting Literature CLEP (3)
    5. Diversity – 3 credits
      1. Introductory Sociology CLEP (3)
    6. Ethics – 3 credits
      1. Ethics in America DSST (3)
    7. Civic Engagement – 3 credits
      1. American Government CLEP (3)
    8. Knowledge of Human Cultures – 12 credits
      1. Intro to World Religions DSST (3)
      2. Introductory Psychology CLEP (3)
      3. General Anthropology DSST (3)
      4. Principles of Microeconomics CLEP (3)
    9. Understanding the Physical and Natural World – 4-7 credits
      1. Saylor.org General Chemistry I (3)
      2. Astronomy DSST (3)
    10. General Education Electives – 17-20 credits
      1. College Mathematics CLEP (6)
      2. Principles of Statistics DSST (3)

  2. Area of Study: History – 33 credits total
    1. Western Civilization or World History I & II – 6 credits
      1. Western Civilization I CLEP (3)
      2. Western Civilization II CLEP (3)
    2. American History I & II – 6 credits
      1. US History I CLEP (3)
      2. US History II CLEP (3)
    3. Non-Western History – 3 credits
      1. Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union DSST (3)
    4. Historical Method/Historiography – 3 credits
    5. History Electives – 12 credits
      1. Civil War and Reconstruction DSST (3)
      2. Intro to the Modern Middle East DSST (3)
      3. Western Europe since 1945 DSST (3)
      4. History of the Vietnam War DSST (3)
    6. Capstone – 3 credits
      1. Take through Thomas Edison
  3. Electives – 27 credits (like I said, not too worried about planning these for the time being - unless y'all think I should be)

Now, some specific questions:

1. I've seen some conflicting info on what will/won't count as UL credits, so can anyone tell me approximately where I would be at on that? I'm guessing I'll have to pick up some UL credits on electives, as the only class I've seen consistently listed as UL is the Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union DSST. Any tips on picking up extra UL credits?

2. If I test out of everything but the Capstone (as I would be doing with this plan), will I have a GPA? And will it be based only on the Capstone? How do GPAs work for TESU?

3. Any other problems that you foresee?

4. Any potential spots where it might be faster to do a Study.com/Straighterline/Saylor/etc. course than the CLEP/DSST I've got listed here? I did that for the Saylor chemistry course because I have major science-phobia and would rather take a course with an attached test than a CLEP or DSST that can cover more material, if that makes sense?

Thanks so much!

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  Shmoop and TESU
Posted by: dapolochamp - 10 hours ago - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, Ed4Credit.com, Shmoop.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (2)

Need your help guys I have recently taken a couple of Shmoop courses ( more like 4) but of course TESU want except them. I was wondering if there is anyway I can get credit through COSC or another college and then transfer my credits back to TESU. Just a thought

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  Can I not take Study.com courses if I'm not enrolled?
Posted by: katelynn - Today, 12:41 AM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, Ed4Credit.com, Shmoop.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (4)

I feel like I've posted a lot today, but it's one of those nights where I'm really overwhelmed by all the information and rules to remember. I just learned that TESU requires official transcripts from Study.com, so does that mean I can't take any of their courses until I'm enrolled in TESU? All I'm working with right now is my ACE transcript, but I guess Study.com credits don't go on there. I'm so overwhelmed. 

Another question, I just read that a member on here doesn't take the proctored finals on Study.com since "ACE doesn't matter for Study.com if you're enrolling in TESU," could someone clear that up for me? Can you request credit without taking the final?

Here's a quote from the TESU website that mentions the Study.com transcript:
"Transfer your Study.com college classes to Thomas Edison and finish your remaining credits to earn your degree. Transcripts for Study.com courses will need to come directly from Study.com to Thomas Edison for an applicant to be coded as a Study.com student, and receive the partnership benefits. Without the Study.com transcript, a general Thomas Edison student coding will be applied."

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  Davar Academy MAN-401 at COSC
Posted by: elbebopkid - Yesterday, 11:06 PM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, Ed4Credit.com, Shmoop.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (2)

There's a transfer guide for TESU and COSC equivalency for Davar Academy courses. But the COSC equivalency for MAN-401 Advanced Strategic Management is blank. Do they simply not accept it? Is it a crapshoot what it comes in as? Does anyone have any experience with transferring it to COSC?

I guess I could just wing it and see what happens. I've had positive results flying by the seat of my pants before....and some cases where it was a waste of time/money. What's $70?

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  gaurdian scholarship
Posted by: indigoshuffle - Yesterday, 10:53 PM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, Ed4Credit.com, Shmoop.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (2)

Forgive me if this has been answered.
Is study.com still doing the guardian scholarship?

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  Another place to earn credits
Posted by: gams007 - Yesterday, 09:45 PM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, Ed4Credit.com, Shmoop.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (1)

Please review the site the claim to give free credits.
https://modernstates.org/freshman-year-free/

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  Upper Level BALS courses
Posted by: Mab81 - Yesterday, 09:41 PM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (2)

Hi everyone, I am investigating some options of courses I could take for the BALS at TESU if I went that route, instead of trying to transfer to my local college.

I am interested in this option: " Students complete a total of 30 credits of Liberal Studies courses that include at least 15 credits at the 300/400 level and no more than 6 credits at the 100 level."

I am not sure what constitutes a liberal studies course. I think Social Science and Humanities both do, but what about things like Foreign Language or History? Or Art History at Sophia? Looking at the categories from this link on Study.com, I am trying to determine which categories I would be able to choose from. 
https://study.com/directory/school/Thoma...ransferTab

I am also interested in Sophia or Ed4Credit. But I am just not sure what type of courses are considered correct for the BALS AOS at TESU. 

I have seen a couple degree plans but I don't want to have to choose the exact courses someone else chose, i would like to be able to determine what courses are eligible. If anyone can help me to help myself, i would appreciate it.

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  Need clarification.. Sorry for the newbie questions
Posted by: NoThesis - Yesterday, 09:27 PM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (1)

First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who contributes on here! The information and your time in invaluable! I have gone through the wiki info page and scoured the website through and through, and I guess I’m still an idiot because I still have some questions even though a lot of you have provided some very insightful and detailed information. So, please bear with me.

For the record, I have about 50 credits from a JC and my goal is to get a BS ASAP, regardless of the focus. I need a BS simply to check a box on a specific job application.

I applied to the big 3, just because, but I haven't sent in any transcripts, except for TESU.

I think I messed up. Before reading everything here, I applied to TESU and sent in my JC transcripts (twice). They did a second evaluation and it then said, "You have received your second and final academic evaluation as an applicant."
1) So, does this mean I can no longer submit all of my other courses from SL/Study/etc.?

Other random questions
2) Just to be clear about what I've read. In order to make a degree plan, I would have to look at the course catalog for a college and a degree, then compare the courses to those courses offered by SL/Study.com/etc.?

3) I do not care so much about costs, but more about time. Which degree, and from which college, would be the quickest to complete?


THANK YOU all for your help.

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  Need info regarding final exam Systems Analysis & Design (study.com )
Posted by: mvk - Yesterday, 04:53 PM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, Ed4Credit.com, Shmoop.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - No Replies

Can anyone please tell me how many question on final proctored exam for Computer Science 302: Systems Analysis & Design (study.com ) . Any info regarding final . 

Thank you . 

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