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  CAPSTONE grading and graduation date?
Posted by: pws - 04-15-2019, 10:38 PM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (3)

I'm fairly certain I'll be graduating in December. So far, mostly everything works out. However, I'm wondering about the Capstone (I'll be taking the one in August).

TESU Dates Wrote:Graduation
Deadline / Graduation
October 1st / December

LIB-495 Capstone - August
Aug. 5 - Oct. 27, 2019

By the time I'm doing the Capstone, I'll have 117+ of my credits transferred. For the Capstone, I believe having it transferred in mid-November shouldn't be a problem. However, even though the course ends on Oct. 27, I'm guessing that there is still a week to a few weeks needed to correct and grade the Capstone paper. If it's graded in 1-2 weeks, that should be fine—however, 3 weeks brings the transfer just 1 week before December.
  • How much time does it usually take for the Capstone to be graded?
  • If all the other credits are done and all that remains is the grading and transfer of the Capstone, how critical is it for TESU that those credits are transferred 1-2 weeks before December?
  • Will graduating in December by possible? Is it almost certain/likely/possible/unlikely?

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  Study on 5,000 Colleges: Where does your money go?
Posted by: sanantone - 04-15-2019, 07:32 PM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (4)

Quote:For-profit and online institutions generally spent less than half of their tuition revenue on instruction, according to the report. By contrast, public and private nonprofit institutions generally spent more on actual instruction than they took in for tuition. Spending patterns varied widely among private nonprofit schools.

Quote:The report found that schools with higher online enrollment rates typically spent the least on instruction per-student. In the 2014–15 academic year, Western Governors University, an online, nonprofit school, spent almost 40 percent of its tuition on instruction, but other schools, such as Colorado Technical University, a for-profit school with over 90 percent of its students enrolled online, spent less than 10 percent on instruction.


The authors of the report concluded that online colleges could afford to reduce their tuition rates. 

https://whowhatwhy.org/2019/04/11/for-pr...ort-finds/

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  TESU SOS-110 Policy Spelled Out
Posted by: natshar - 04-15-2019, 04:05 PM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (5)

Here is official SOS-110 policy and rules spelled out for anyone who needs them. I saw quite a few posts asking the same questions and thought I would post them here. Information comes from the TESU website and e-mailing TESU.

The only students who can take TES-100 and not SOS-110 are students who have been admitted prior to January 1, 2019. Also, those students with the TES-100 requirement need to complete it by July 1, 2019 or else they will have to complete SOS-110. Any student admitted after January 1, 2019 must take SOS-110 no exceptions. It is a requirement for all degrees, bachelors, and associates.

Also as of April 2019, any student who changes their major to or adds a degree that is in a different school (business, liberal arts, etc.) will require SOS-110 for the second/new degree. This applies to associates and bachelors degrees as well. So adding associates to bachelors or vice versa will require SOS-110 if the two degrees are in different schools. There is no way around this.

SOS-110 is a 3 credit 12-week-long online graded course no prerequisites are required. Cost is $1497 out of state without any discounts. There are no TECEP's for it. You can't get it through any other means besides TESU. Also, this has replaced the information literacy requirement for all degrees, you no longer need to take anything else for information literacy.

Now the minimum price of a TESU degree (out of state) will be about $6k and that is just for the two courses and fees and with no other credits earned.

Hope this clears everything up and answers all questions for anyone on this forum, especially newbies.

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  Odd TESU email.....
Posted by: AwardTour - 04-15-2019, 01:34 PM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (3)

I received an email from TESU saying that I have been "accepted". I became a student of TESU back in January and was admitted to the school then so why the heck did I get this email??? lol. The email today is titled "One Step Closer", congratulating me and informing me that a representative from TESU will contact me soon. 

This is odd, did anyone else happen to get this email today?

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  Lower level finance class for TESU?
Posted by: blt93933 - 04-15-2019, 11:52 AM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (1)

My major at TESU is BSBA in Finance. I need to find one lower level class that will not transfer in as FIN-200. My only alternative so far is taking FIN 301 Corporate Finance on study.com but I would prefer something lower level since it will be easier. I’m only familiar with Study.com but does anyone know if any of the other sites (like Sophia) would have something that fits?   -Tom

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  BALS - Advice Needed.
Posted by: GaKim - 04-15-2019, 11:35 AM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (13)

Hello-

I'm a newbie and although grateful for the information I have come across on this site, I am feeling somewhat over-whelmed.  

I need advice as to how to obtain a BALS degree fast and affordable. It's basically for me to just be able to "check the box"  As far as the concentration goes, I am leaning towards Business or Human Resources.  

Is it possible to test out for the majority of this degree?  
Is there anyone that is willing to share a degree plan?  I'm open to any of the Big 3 or others...   

I will be starting from scratch; ZERO credits. 

Thanks in advance for any of your advice/guidance!

GaKim

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  1st degree at TESU... 2nd at COSC?
Posted by: fingerscrossedx2 - 04-15-2019, 08:39 AM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (4)

Has anyone completed a 2nd bachelor's at Charter Oak after earning their first at TESU? 

I know the typical train of thought is to skip a second bachelor's and earn a MS, but I would love to use a second BA as a way to boost my grades by taking classes at a local CC before applying for a MS.

At the same time, I would hope to be better prepared for a MS in Criminal Justice by getting the intro classes underfoot. I figure I  might as well earn something while learning the basics.

Forgive me if this is something that has already been discussed and I missed it during my search.

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  TESU - BALS - Upper Level credits
Posted by: goldmedal - 04-15-2019, 08:15 AM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (2)

Hey All,

I am almost done with my Bachelors in Liberal Studies. I have completed 89 credits out of 120.

I will attach my academic evaluation so you guys can see it. 

Basically I need to know where can I take the upper level classes, I checked Straighterline but they only have 2 or 3 classes that TESU will take as upper level credits

Any idea on where could I take those? I don't want to break the bank, I am trying to save as much as I can. 

Any advise? 

Thank you guys



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Information Microsoft and NCCRS
Posted by: MNomadic - 04-15-2019, 01:24 AM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, Ed4Credit.com, Shmoop.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (11)

It looks like Microsoft recently joined NCCRS and has many offerings in the form of technical certifications and MOOC courses through EDX. Some of these are even UL and GRADUATE. For the certification tests it looks like the average cost is $165(plus proctoring?). For the MOOCs you have to pay $99 for each course in a series of 10 or so courses that make up a Microsoft Professional Program. That means roughly $1000 which is probably not going to be of any interest to most people. Some people in a related field may be able to get their employers to cover the certification exams or courses. Since it looks like the NCCRS recommendation is pretty new, I'd check back periodically to see if they add more. Currently there are 4 certification exams for credit and 11 MOOC Microsoft Professional Pathways for credit(and 4 retired exams).

http://www.nationalccrs.org/organization...soft#n8879

https://academy.microsoft.com/en-us/prof...am/tracks/

On the bright side: Microsoft offers free online prep material for the certification exams. Microsoft offers student discounts.

On the (potentially) down side: It looks like excelsior handles the transcripts?


* This is unrelated to MOS certifications and other microsoft office courses through colleges and 3rd parties.

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  List of free graduate credit
Posted by: udi - 04-15-2019, 12:47 AM - Forum: Graduate School Discussion - Replies (4)

Is there a list of cheap / free graduate credits in all subjects anywhere? If not, it would help to create an updated sticky thread for it.

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