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    amferny is offline Registered User
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    I'm in Regis University's Online Computer Science Program. Questions?

    I did a lot of reading on here before deciding on an online CS program. Thought it was time to give back.

    I'm about halfway through Regis ' program. I transferred in a ton of credits. They're pretty generous with transfer credit. I also took the CLEP/DSST for College Algebra, Intro to Computer Science , and World Religions, and I plan on taking Calc I and Statistics.

    The price tag is a bit high, $460/CH, but don't let that scare you away. Through some extreme budgeting, I'm able to pay as I go for mine, and I make less than 35k/year.

    So far the CS courses have been great. But they're NOT easy. I think about half the class in my real programming course dropped it. One reason I chose Regis is because its program looked more rigorous than most. I've learned A LOT already though.

    On the other hand, the non-CS courses I've taken so far I'm not impressed with. The Discrete math course I just took was literally "read the book, do the problems, turn in the answers on a Word doc." Even the mid-term and final were out of the book. If you can, I suggest transferring or testing out of whatever non-CS courses you can.


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    To piggyback off of the OP, I'm in Regis ' Computer Networking program. If anyone has questions, please ask!

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    What specific factors made you choose Regis over other schools?
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    I liked the ABET accreditation, along with being designated an NSA Center of Academic Excellence. I'm active duty military, so I qualify for the $250 per credit hour tuition. I liked that the curriculum had a good CS background, although I wasn't expecting the CS classes to be THIS hard. They're not easy; they're fast-paced, brutal, and the jump between CS361 and CS362 is huge.

    Regis is also a pretty reputable school as well; a good, nice, private Jesuit school. I probably won't go there for my Master's, as it doesn't seem "hands on" enough for me, so I'll go with Capitol College for my MSIA. Also, it's down the road from me as well, so I could go practice in their cyber lab.

    TL;DR: It's a good, all around school. Like any place, you'll have good and bad classes. I don't regret going there.

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    Michael your name sounds familiar. We must have had some classes together.

    Everyone has different requirements. Some of mine were brick and mortar school, regionally accredited, a true BS Comp Sci (some schools offer an "applied" CS degree), accelerated courses, and less than $350 per CH. Regis met all my criteria except for the price, so I sucked it up and enrolled. If you're military then the discount is wicked, like Michael said. I'm not so I'm paying full price.

    A lot of people will say ABET accreditation doesn't matter. That's probably true, but it is reassuring to know the program is rigorous enough to get the certification. And this program IS rigorous.

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    I recently enrolled in the Regis University Computer Science program. Which CS classes have you found to be the most rigorous so far and why? Any tips for making it through the more rigorous computer science courses? I'm registered to take Calculus I in the spring. What were your experiences in your Calculus I course?

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    I recently enrolled in the Regis University Computer Science program. I will be taking Calculus I in the Spring. Which CS courses have been most difficult so far and why? Can you give any tips on making it through some of the more difficult CS courses? Have you started taking Calculus yet? If so, any impressions so far?

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    Question for you current Regis U. students: can you shed any light on the Undergraduate Transcripting Fee of $60/credit hour? My interpretation is that if I have 60 credits that I want to transfer into Regis from another college, it will cost me 60x60, or $3,600. I'm just wondering if I read that correctly. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazielJD View Post
    I recently enrolled in the Regis University Computer Science program. I will be taking Calculus I in the Spring. Which CS courses have been most difficult so far and why? Can you give any tips on making it through some of the more difficult CS courses? Have you started taking Calculus yet? If so, any impressions so far?
    None of them are terribly easy. Some are conceptually easy but require a lot of work. For example, I found the 3 introductory C++ programming courses (CS 361, 362, and 372 I think) to be pretty fun, but there was an atrocious amount of work required, most of them require an assignment to be turned in every week. On the other hand, the Assembly Language is pretty difficult to grasp, but the assignments are pretty easy.

    Most of the non-programming courses are based on the assigned textbook for that course. The upshot of that is most of the assignment and even the quiz questions are straight out of the book, so if you get an e-copy of the textbook, you can find the answers pretty easily by searching for keywords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianl83 View Post
    Question for you current Regis U. students: can you shed any light on the Undergraduate Transcripting Fee of $60/credit hour? My interpretation is that if I have 60 credits that I want to transfer into Regis from another college, it will cost me 60x60, or $3,600. I'm just wondering if I read that correctly. Thanks!

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    I'm looking at their online B.S. in Computer Science.
    I didn't pay anything to transfer in any of my credits. Where did you see this?

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    I recently applied to take Regis ' online bachelors in CS, how do you guys think this fairs against other universities CS degrees? I hope I come away from the school feeling like I'm just as prepared as any other newly graduated CS student :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amferny View Post
    I didn't pay anything to transfer in any of my credits. Where did you see this?
    It's listed on their fees. Regis - Cost of Attendance.

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    Hey guys. I'm interested in maybe pursuing this program. One major question I have is how exam proctoring done. Is it it done through an online proctoring service? Do you take written exams and take them at a local testing center? Do some classes not have proctored exams?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drshep30 View Post
    Hey guys. I'm interested in maybe pursuing this program. One major question I have is how exam proctoring done. Is it it done through an online proctoring service? Do you take written exams and take them at a local testing center? Do some classes not have proctored exams?

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    The proctoring is done through a simulator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drshep30 View Post
    Hey guys. I'm interested in maybe pursuing this program. One major question I have is how exam proctoring done. Is it it done through an online proctoring service? Do you take written exams and take them at a local testing center? Do some classes not have proctored exams?

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    If a proctored exam is necessary, it's likely that you'll need to find an approved proctor, which can often be a school librarian or teacher , check with the school to see what they accept for a proctor.

    I took some proctored exams at the testing center of UMass-Boston, which administers CLEP exams and will proctor any exams/tests for a fee. Many large schools have a similar test center where you can have exams proctored, it's worth some phone calls/emails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelRea View Post
    To piggyback off of the OP, I'm in Regis' Computer Networking program. If anyone has questions, please ask!
    Hi! I had some questions about the computer networking program at regis . Did you feel the program was of good quality? We're the classes well organized and did the professors assist when you needed help? Do you feel the program help progress your career?

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