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    smarter planet is offline Registered User
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    Fastest way to earn credits through DSST,DANTES, CLEP

    Hi folks ,
    I'm seeking your feedback , how to utilise these exams to fill up maxium credits towards associates degree and bachelors requirement .

    I do know different major/concentration require different courses. Having said that but I still would like to use these kind of exams to maximized my credits and less time going to school rather just filling the requirements through these kind of exams !


    Straighterline is a good start as if offers many course ware. but I am really un aware with other exams or atlernatives to earn credit towards Associate or Bachelors.


    Please share your input point wise and with your experience !

    Thanking you !

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    Others have asked these questions before.

    I would start with the "home" tab, and read through that material. Have you completed any courses elsewhere? If so, the big three aggregators may be of help to you.

    The big three are:
    Thomas Edison State College (TESC)
    Excelsior
    Charter Oak State College (COSC)

    Using any one of the Big Three , you can get an assessment of what it would take to earn an associate's degree or a bachelors degree. Some of your training that you received from work may be of use.

    It would help if you know what degree program you would like (accounting , criminal justice , etc). If you are not sure, one of the Big Three schools has a general studies program.

    Start with a plan!
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    well I have started of with Straighterline ACE credits....

    Then I will enroll into Charter Oak State college to get an Associate in concentration of Engineering Studies.

    Later, I will enroll into University of North Dakota which they accept ACE credits as well and they require only 30 credits to graduate from their university.

    Please share your input. So I can use this alternatives to complete my degree fast.

    Thanks !

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    Thank you ! Yes I have look into Big three and I prefer .

    Straighter line to finish up basic requirements . then to move up with Charter Oak State College.

    My UtlimBachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

    Here is what the requirement from University of North Dakota :
    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
    Bachelor's Degree
    Begins every Fall (August) & Spring (January)

    Degree Requirements

    134 credits are required for graduation, with a minimum of the following:

    39 credits that meet UND's Essential Studies (General Education ) requirements.
    60 credits from a 4-year, regionally accredited college or university.
    36 credits at an upper-division level (300 or above).
    last 30 credits from UND; you will be required to take specific courses in your major from UND.
    All engineering students must complete foundation courses in Chemistry, English, Math, and Physics with a grade of C or better prior to enrollment in upper-division (300 or above) engineering courses.

    Your advisor will assist you with a plan of study that meets UND's degree requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarter planet View Post
    Thank you ! Yes I have look into Big three and I prefer .

    Straighter line to finish up basic requirements . then to move up with Charter Oak State College.

    My UtlimBachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

    Here is what the requirement from University of North Dakota :

    It looks like you already have a very good plan! Make sure that COSC will accept straighterline. I do not know about the other testing alternatives that you mentioned, but here is a link or two about them:

    How CLEP and DANTES Testing Save You Money and Time | VirtualStudent.com

    CLEP, DANTES, and Other Exams for Credit

    Bachelor's Degree in 6 Months Roadmap - Introduction This site is a detailed account of how someone earned a legitimate accredited degree in six months through testing.

    Good luck! Do your research, and you will be good to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smarter planet View Post
    Thank you ! Yes I have look into Big three and I prefer .

    Straighter line to finish up basic requirements . then to move up with Charter Oak State College.

    My UtlimBachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

    Here is what the requirement from University of North Dakota :

    It looks like you already have a very good plan! Make sure that COSC will accept straighterline. I do not know about the other testing alternatives that you mentioned, but here is a link or two about them:

    How CLEP and DANTES Testing Save You Money and Time | VirtualStudent.com

    CLEP, DANTES, and Other Exams for Credit

    Bachelor's Degree in 6 Months Roadmap - Introduction This site is a detailed account of how someone earned a legitimate accredited degree in six months through testing.

    Good luck! Do your research, and you will be good to go!
    MBA Cal Coast
    MSM Florida Tech
    PhD in progress (dissertation phase), University of the Free State

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Two identical posts, two minutes apart.
    The BBS system hangs up as if you did not post at all. When it finally unsticks, you end up with two posts. Feel free to delete one....
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    Charter Oak definitely takes SL...assigns a letter grade for it too.
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    Thomas Edison State College

    CLEP CLEP - College-Level Exam Program
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    Gen Ed/AA Requirements AA

    Charter Oak State College

    Master List of Exams http://www.charteroak.edu/Current/Ac...aster-list.pdf

    Gen Ed/AA Requirements Charter Oak State College - General Education Requirements

    Straigherline comes over as whatever the SL course is called. SL gets a letter grade and so do the older two digit DSST exams.
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