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2nd Degree with foreign credits - Bekai88 - 11-26-2019

Hello,

I have received my academic evaluation from TESU and based on my credits from a foreign university I could get a 2nd degree from TESU. My goal is  just to have a piece of paper saying that I have a bachelors from a US accredited facility. To my surprise my electives and general education requirement was waived. Leaving me with only 6 credits left to take to earn the BA in Liberal Arts.

Could someone please tell me what class I could take for the remaining 3 credits in the Liberal Studies section? Or if I could apply any of my other classes to this?

Thank you,

Kai


RE: 2nd Degree with foreign credits - armstrongsubero - 11-26-2019

Which country are you from?

You seem like a tech guy maybe do Management Information Systems from Study.com or Davar academy it'll be cake.

Or if you want cheap knock out some TEEX courses.


RE: 2nd Degree with foreign credits - Bekai88 - 11-26-2019

I am from Germany.

I don't understand the requirement for the Lib Arts, really. Wouldn't any of my "Other" courses work to fullfill that requirement?

Worst case I take the class you mentioned.


RE: 2nd Degree with foreign credits - armstrongsubero - 11-26-2019

I'm surprised TESU didnt make you need 24 new credits for that second degree. Maybe as it is foreign. Look at their policy on second degrees.

https://www.tesu.edu/academics/catalog/award-of-degrees

No the other courses arent liberal arts ones. Business and technical courses are not liberal arts and wont meet requirement for a liberal studies AOS.

Look at this page of the degree to get an idea of ehat would work:

https://www.tesu.edu/heavin/ba/liberal-studies


RE: 2nd Degree with foreign credits - Bekai88 - 11-26-2019

Thank you! Not all my previous credits were used for the first degree. So I have excess credits that were applied.


RE: 2nd Degree with foreign credits - armstrongsubero - 11-26-2019

Still its their policy for their institution. Once you have an equivalent RA degree the policy stands. Unless your degree dosent count as equivalent to a US RA degree...The bottom of thier page even adresses foreign degrees.

Hmmm leaves me curious..


RE: 2nd Degree with foreign credits - allvia - 11-26-2019

(11-26-2019, 07:57 AM)Bekai88 Wrote: I am from Germany.

I don't understand the requirement for the Lib Arts, really. Wouldn't any of my "Other" courses work to fullfill that requirement?

Worst case I take the class you mentioned.

None of your OTHER courses fit into Liberal Arts (they are all Business and the unused Math is what TESU calls remedial level); expect maybe the MET350 Meteorology, but still that is only 2.5 credits and it says you need 3 and then the Capstone.  Even though you officially only need 4.5 credits you actually need 6, as the Capstone is 3 and you're short 3 LL in the Liberal Arts.   Subjects that work for Liberal Arts are the same as General Education - here is a list to get an idea of subjects that would work https://www.tesu.edu/academics/courses/2016-and-after


2nd Degree with foreign credits - mysonx3 - 11-26-2019

You should ask about getting the unused Math course into the area of study. I don't think allvia is correct that it's considered remedial - I've got the same course equivalency (MAT-102 - via the College Math CLEP) and it's being used in my degree (though not in the area of study, as I'm not doing a BALS)


RE: 2nd Degree with foreign credits - lacussucceed - 11-26-2019

(11-26-2019, 01:06 PM)mysonx3 Wrote: You should ask about getting the unused Math course into the area of study. I don't think allvia is correct that it's considered remedial - I've got the same course equivalency (MAT-102 - via the College Math CLEP) and it's being used in my degree (though not in the area of study, as I'm not doing a BALS)

Wouldn't that be too much at the 100 level ?


RE: 2nd Degree with foreign credits - allvia - 11-26-2019

(11-26-2019, 01:29 PM)lacussucceed Wrote:
(11-26-2019, 01:06 PM)mysonx3 Wrote: You should ask about getting the unused Math course into the area of study. I don't think allvia is correct that it's considered remedial - I've got the same course equivalency (MAT-102 - via the College Math CLEP) and it's being used in my degree (though not in the area of study, as I'm not doing a BALS)

Wouldn't that be too much at the 100 level ?

Looking at the eval closer that is exactly what it is, my mistake - MAT103 was 4 credits, and the 100 level maxes at 6 - so the MAT102 cannot be used to meet the other 3 credits.   Also, I now also see that the MET350 is Metrology not Meteorology; so that explains why it doesn't meet the liberal arts requirement.

@Bekai88, make sure whichever course/exam you take for the 3 Liberal Arts credits is equivalent to a TESU 200 course or higher.  Maybe one of the other international forum members can make a low cost suggestion.  I know a few of the providers are limited to those in the US only, and I don't want to misguide you as an international student.