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    Infoe36069 is offline Registered User
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    108 credits want to finish my business/finance degree online

    New member. Please be gentle. In 2004 i walked down the aisle when I received enough credits to do so (108) and never finished. Now i need to finish my undergrad to fulfill becoming a cfp. It needs to be an acreddited school. I'm looking for online, cheap and the one that will allow me the most credit transfer and least amount of more credits to finish. My credits are from florida international, miami dade college and also have some clep. Also my gpa was shitty. I was not dedicated in my youth. Ijust wanted to party. My gpa is/was 1.788. Any help would greatly be appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infoe36069 View Post
    New member. Please be gentle. In 2004 i walked down the aisle when I received enough credits to do so (108) and never finished. Now i need to finish my undergrad to fulfill becoming a cfp. It needs to be an acreddited school. I'm looking for online, cheap and the one that will allow me the most credit transfer and least amount of more credits to finish. My credits are from florida international, miami dade college and also have some clep. Also my gpa was shitty. I was not dedicated in my youth. Ijust wanted to party. My gpa is/was 1.788. Any help would greatly be appreciated
    I'm surprised no one has responded yet. I would look at the Big 3 - Thomas Edison State College, Excelsior College, and Charter Oak State College. All 3 will allow you to transfer in a generous number of credits - even more than you currently have. A good approach is to look at each of those colleges and see whose program(s) you like best for your needs. If you need more help, then you could post your credits here and some of the business degree folks can help steer you in the right direction. You can also apply to all 3 schools and see what the evaluations tell you that you need. There's more than one type of business degree so you will need to figure out which ones interest you. Or, if you don't know, then list what credits you have so others can help you figure out what concentration or degree might be best for you.
    started December 2013 with 0 credits
    as of December 2015: 108 credits
    current: 113 credits, working on capstone
    credit sources: Patten University, Straighterline, Learning Counts, The Institutes, Torah College Credits, Kaplan Open College
    degree I'm working on: BA, humanities from Thomas Edison State University - June 2016

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to respond...a part of me wants to finish the degree in finance but ultimately it does not matter. It can be just general business at this point, heck it can be any type of undergrad degree, it just needs to be accredited. I have started looking into excelsior and thomas edison (just applied with thomas edison) I own my own insurance agency and also am a Financial Advisor so I wonder if my licenses (insurance and investment licenses) would help as I was doing the tuition calculator and saw that thomas edison had prior learning assesments (It's a lot of information that I have been trying to digest, but with the help of this board, I know I can get it done quickly and most importantly save some money)

    anyhow, not sure best way to upload my credits but I will upload my unofficial transcript


    Florida International University
    - - - - - Transfer Credits - - - - -
    Transfer Credit from Col Level Exam Prog
    Applied Toward Business Program
    2002 Spring
    CGS 1077 (*) Clep Information Systems A Accepted 3.00 S
    SPN 1120 (*) Elementary Spanish I, Conc Accepted 4.00 S
    SPN 1121 (*) Elementary Spanish Ii, Con Accepted 4.00 S
    Transfer Credit from Miami Dade College
    Applied Toward Business Program
    2001 Fall
    ECO 2013 Principles Of Economics Macro Accepted 3.00 B
    MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra Accepted 3.00 B
    PHI 2010 Introduction To Philosophy (L) Accepted 3.00 C
    PSC 1515 Energy Resources And Usage Accepted 3.00 B
    2002 Spring
    BSC 1008 Bio Sci Ii: Evolution, Ecolog Accepted 3.00 B
    ECO 2023 Prin Of Economics Micro Accepted 3.00 C
    MAC 1105 College Algebra Accepted 3.00 B
    2002 Fall
    ACG 2021 Accounting Prin-(Condensed)(3 Accepted 3.00 B
    ACG 2021L Financial Accounting Lab Accepted 1.00 B
    HUM 1020 Introduction To Humanities Accepted 3.00 A
    LIT 2480 Issues In Literature And Cultu Accepted 3.00 A
    MAC 2233 Calculus For Business & Soc. S Accepted 3.00 B
    2003 Summer
    ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting I Accepted 3.00 B
    Transfer Credit from Florida Inter Univer
    Applied Toward Business Program
    2003 SPR
    SUMMARY 0000 Transfer Credit Summary UGRD Accepted 15.00
    Transfer Credit from Transfer Credit Limitation
    Applied Toward Business Program
    SUMMARY 0000 Transfer Credit Limit Summary Accepted
    - - - - - Beginning of Undergraduate Record - - - - -
    FALL 1999
    Program : Pre-Bacc - Ugrd Spec
    Plan : Non-Degree Seeking Student Major:
    ENC 1930 Essay Writing 3.00 3.00 B 9.000
    REA 1990 Critical Think/Read 3.00 3.00 B 9.000
    SLS 1501 Freshman Experience 1.00 1.00 A- 3.670
    SYG 2000 Intro Sociology 3.00 3.00 A- 11.010
    TERM GPA : 3.268 TERM TOTALS : 10.00 10.00 32.680
    CUM GPA : 3.268 CUM TOTALS : 10.00 10.00 32.680
    SPR 2000
    Program : Pre-Bacc - Ugrd Spec
    Plan : Non-Degree Seeking Student Major:
    CHM 1032 Chemistry & Society 3.00 3.00 C 6.000
    ENC 1101 Freshman Comp. 3.00 0.00 F
    Repeated : Initial Attempt-Course not counted in Credit/GPA
    MAC 1105 College Algebra 3.00 0.00 F
    PHI 2011 Philo Analysis 3.00 0.00 F
    TERM GPA : 0.667 TERM TOTALS : 12.00 3.00 6.000
    CUM GPA : 2.036 CUM TOTALS : 22.00 13.00 38.680
    SUM 2000
    THE 2000 Theatre Appreciaton 3.00 3.00 D 3.000
    TERM GPA : 1.000 TERM TOTALS : 3.00 3.00 3.000
    CUM GPA : 1.895 CUM TOTALS : 25.00 16.00 41.680
    * Warning *
    Unofficial Transcripts Page 1 of 3
    https://psprod.fiu.edu/psc/students_...NER_SERVICES.S... 2/5/2015
    FALL 2000
    CGS 2100 Comp Appls Business 3.00 3.00 D+ 3.990
    ENC 1101 Freshman Comp. 3.00 3.00 B 9.000
    Repeated : Last Attempt of Repeated Course
    MAC 1105 College Algebra 3.00 0.00 DR
    TERM GPA : 2.165 TERM TOTALS : 9.00 6.00 12.990
    CUM GPA : 1.953 CUM TOTALS : 34.00 22.00 54.670
    ** Probation **
    SPR 2001
    ECO 2013 Principles Macroeco 3.00 0.00 F
    ENC 1102 Literary Analysis 3.00 3.00 C 6.000
    MAC 1105 College Algebra 3.00 0.00 F
    TERM GPA : 0.667 TERM TOTALS : 9.00 3.00 6.000
    CUM GPA : 1.640 CUM TOTALS : 43.00 25.00 60.670
    *** Dismissed ***
    SPR 2003
    Program : Business Admin - Lower Div
    Plan : Finance Major:
    *** READMITTED TO UNIVERSITY *** SPRING,2003
    READMITTED UNDER ACADEMIC SALVAGE, SPRING, 2003
    MAR 3023 Marketing Management 3.00 3.00 B+ 9.990
    TERM GPA : 3.330 TERM TOTALS : 3.00 3.00 9.990
    CUM GPA : 3.330 CUM TOTALS : 3.00 63.00 9.990
    Probation - Reinstatement
    SUM 2003
    Program : Business Admin - Lower Div
    Plan : Finance Major:
    MAN 3025 Organization & Mgmt 3.00 3.00 B 9.000
    STA 2023 Stat Bus & Eco 3.00 3.00 B 9.000
    TERM GPA : 3.000 TERM TOTALS : 6.00 6.00 18.000
    CUM GPA : 3.110 CUM TOTALS : 9.00 69.00 27.990
    FALL 2003
    Program : Business Admin - Lower Div
    Plan : Finance Major:
    CGS 3300 Intro Info Systems 3.00 3.00 B- 8.010
    ECO 3202 Applied Macroeconomi 3.00 3.00 C 6.000
    FIN 3403 Financial Management 3.00 3.00 B- 8.010
    QMB 3200 App Qnt Mth-Bu 3.00 0.00 F
    TERM GPA : 1.835 TERM TOTALS : 12.00 9.00 22.020
    CUM GPA : 2.381 CUM TOTALS : 21.00 78.00 50.010
    SPR 2004
    Program : Business Admin - Upper Div
    Plan : Finance Major:
    FIN 4324 Commercial Bank Mgt 3.00 3.00 C- 5.010
    FIN 4502 Securities Analysis 3.00 3.00 B+ 9.990
    FIN 4615 Intl Banking 3.00 3.00 B- 8.010
    MAN 4504 Operations Mgmt 3.00 0.00 F
    QMB 3200 App Qnt Mth-Bu 3.00 3.00 C 6.000
    TERM GPA : 1.934 TERM TOTALS : 15.00 12.00 29.010
    CUM GPA : 2.195 CUM TOTALS : 36.00 90.00 79.020
    SUM 2004
    Program : Business Admin - Upper Div
    Plan : Finance Major:
    COM 3110 Bus And Prof Commun 3.00 3.00 B- 8.010
    BUL 4310 Legal Environ Bus 3.00 3.00 C 6.000
    FIN 3424 Intermed Fin Mgmt 3.00 0.00 F
    FIN 4303 Financial Mkts & Ins 3.00 0.00 F
    MAN 4722 Strategic Management 3.00 3.00 A 12.000
    TERM GPA : 1.734 TERM TOTALS : 15.00 9.00 26.010
    CUM GPA : 2.059 CUM TOTALS : 51.00 99.00 105.030
    FALL 2004
    Program : Business Admin - Upper Div
    Plan : Finance Major:
    FIN 4303 Financial Mkts & Ins 3.00 3.00 C 6.000
    FIN 4324 Commercial Bank Mgt 3.00 0.00 F
    GEB 4113 Entrepreneurship 3.00 3.00 D+ 3.990
    MAN 4504 Operations Mgmt 3.00 0.00 F
    REE 3043 Real Estate Prin 3.00 3.00 D 3.000
    TERM GPA : 0.866 TERM TOTALS : 15.00 9.00 12.990
    Unofficial Transcripts Page 2 of 3
    https://psprod.fiu.edu/psc/students_...NER_SERVICES.S... 2/5/2015
    CUM GPA : 1.788 CUM TOTALS : 66.00 108.00 118.020
    * Warning *
    Undergraduate Career Totals
    CUM GPA : 1.788 CUM TOTALS : 66.00 108.00 118.020
    - - - - - Non-Course Milestones - - - - -
    Foreign Language Requirement - Exempted - CLEP score
    Milestone Status: Completed
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    I concur, the previous poster gave you good advice. I've heard TESC is great for helping people in your predicament.

    Every term at commencement, when we put on the silly-looking robes and hoods and the funny, floppy hats and the ug students have their somewhat less silly attire on, there's always talk among the faculty to the tune of "Can you believe so-and-so is walking? What the heck are they thinking?" Or "See that kid over there throwing the mortar board? Little does he know but I just flunked him, guess he'll be back in the summer."

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    When I walked I knew I had a full semester to go. I just never went back. Is there more to my situation that I can do or advise that can be given? I have applied for thomas edison but is it as simple as taking four more classes or are there any assestments/exams/clep I can do to speed up the process?

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    Have you looked into finishing at your two previous schools? I believe FIU has online options and MD should be offering bachelor options.
    MBA at Western Governors University
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infoe36069 View Post
    When I walked I knew I had a full semester to go. I just never went back. Is there more to my situation that I can do or advise that can be given? I have applied for thomas edison but is it as simple as taking four more classes or are there any assestments/exams/clep I can do to speed up the process?
    I'm not an expert on these things, but typically a university will have a list of courses for which they will accept CLEP credit. TESC and Charter Oak would likely accept a broader range of courses than most. That's no knock on them, as they're both very legitimate universities with the highest levels of accreditation. I'm also wondering if your licenses might not be accepted for credit, maybe the 6 or 66 or what-have-you (don't know much about that industry). It was probably more rigorous work to get any of those licenses than most of your college courses. It can't hurt to ask.

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    I also believe FIU and MD should accept some clep.....depends on what you're lacking for a given degree. I suspect you have met the residency requirement at both already.
    MBA at Western Governors University
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel100 View Post
    Have you looked into finishing at your two previous schools? I believe FIU has online options and MD should be offering bachelor options.
    with fiu the prices just seem ridiculously high per credit they also want more than just 12 credits...the md one i looked into a little bit...not sure if they are doing bachelor in business yet.

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    They seem to offer two BAS. http://www.mdc.edu/bachelors/
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    Miami dade college does not offer bachelors in business only in science so far

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    They show two business degrees, one in supervision/management one in supply chain. Are you saying they don't yet actually offer these?
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    Miami dade college does not offer bachelors in business only in science so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel100 View Post
    They show two business degrees, one in supervision/management one in supply chain. Are you saying they don't yet actually offer these?
    I'm sorry until I did not find the school of business I did not see their bachelor program...thank you for looking, I stand corrected.

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    I will reach out to them to see if I can do online to finish, I was looking into big three I guess for some type of advantage in regards to assessments or exams for credit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTFaculty View Post
    I'm not an expert on these things, but typically a university will have a list of courses for which they will accept CLEP credit. TESC and Charter Oak would likely accept a broader range of courses than most. That's no knock on them, as they're both very legitimate universities with the highest levels of accreditation. I'm also wondering if your licenses might not be accepted for credit, maybe the 6 or 66 or what-have-you (don't know much about that industry). It was probably more rigorous work to get any of those licenses than most of your college courses. It can't hurt to ask.
    The license part is what I'm hoping for...who would I ask in that regard?

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