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    No placement testing?

    Hi. I've met a predicament. I'm trying to find a school that will give me either an AA or some form of transfer degree through distance learning. I notice there are many community colleges that do this, however all involve placement testing that I can't attend. I understand that universities differ, and that one degree may transfer to one school versus another, so I was wondering if anyone with personal experience can shed some light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taemin View Post
    Hi. I've met a predicament. I'm trying to find a school that will give me either an AA or some form of transfer degree through distance learning. I notice there are many community colleges that do this, however all involve placement testing that I can't attend. I understand that universities differ, and that one degree may transfer to one school versus another, so I was wondering if anyone with personal experience can shed some light?
    By "placement testing" do you mean entrance exams? If that's what you mean, there are many good online schools that will accept you without any exam at all. They merely check your GPA from previous schooling and the requirements aren't all that high. If that's what you mean, you have many decent schools to choose from.
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    I don't know where you heard this, but community colleges in FL are open enrollment. This means that they will accept anyone and everyone who "applies".
    Thomas Edison, a school that granted me 2 bachelors degrees, is also open enrollment and if you decide to pursue a degree at TESC, I can help you immensely with the process.
    Just ask. Check out their site and google them. They are one of the best schools for distance learning, bachelors degree completion , transfer credits, and credit through examination, such as CLEP/DSST.

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    Thanks for responding guys. I'm a bit stuck because I was also home-schooled and don't have transcripts or SAT scores. I've been admitted to a few community colleges, however was never able to sign up for classes due to not being able to attend placement testing (that decides where you stand at prerequisite courses). I feel overwhelmed since I'm not sure what I'm asking for exists, but I'm hoping to find a school where I can be admitted to even in such an insubstantial circumstance and hopefully apply as a transfer student elsewhere when the time is right.

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    taemin, you should check with Excelsior College. They are a good school and are fairly lenient as much as possible within accreditation guidelines. It is quite possible that they might be OK with your status. Contact them and find out, and then let me know what they say. I would be interested to learn what you learn. Excelsior College admissions and enrollment - excelsior.edu Also, check with Charter Oak State College: https://acorn.charteroak.edu/ics/Admissions/

    It sounds like maybe you are homebound, none of my business, of course. If you can't get in where you need to because you can't prove that you completed high school, it might be a good idea to test for the GED, then you will have documentation to prove that you finished high school. I did a quick search and found this online GED program that looks legit (I would check it out carefully before signing up though): http://www.johnadams-edu.us/
    Last edited by SurfDoctor; 02-04-2012 at 05:24 PM.
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    I know nothing of homebound, but you might want to check out degreeforum.net. There are a LOT of homeschooled people on that site attending Thomas Edison, Exelsior, and Charter Oak . This forum seems to be better for graduate education . Just my 2c.
    I graduated from TESC and can attest to its awesomeness :)

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