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    Lerner is offline Registered User
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    CTU offers fast track toa degree

    CTU Fast Track™ Exams By Program

    "At Colorado Technical University, we realize you have life experience and prior knowledge. With CTU Fast TrackTM, a series of mini modules designed to test your knowledge of key course objectives, we offer you the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know and earn your degree faster. "
    Example:
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    Associates # of Exams Available Total # of Credits Possible Available
    Accounting VIEW EXAMS 12 50.5 Online

    93 credits required in order to graduate with AS degree.
    ACBSP accredited.

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    The link is to all locations but can be changed to just online.

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    It is important to emphasize mini modules in this context. These exams are not like CLEP, AP, and other testing out options we're accustomed to. Instead, students in these courses take what is essentially a pre-assessment to gauge their knowledge of the course content and then they complete mini modules depending on how well they do.

    Know a lot? Then you'll have very few modules. Deficient in a few areas? Then you'll have the complete more modules. This really more adaptive learning than credit by exam.

    For reference

    Adaptive Learning: https://www.edsurge.com/research/edt...ptive-learning

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    Many competency-based programs are designed like this. Since you can't fast track your whole degree at CTU , I guess these are partially competency-based programs.
    Texas State University - PhD CJ (ABD)
    Angelo State University - Master of Security Studies and Grad Cert Terrorism
    Thomas Edison State College/University - BA Soc Sci, AAS in Environmental Safety, ASNSM in Biology, & BSBA in CIS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe F. View Post
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    Know a lot? Then you'll have very few modules. Deficient in a few areas? Then you'll have the complete more modules. This really more adaptive learning than credit by exam.

    For reference

    Adaptive Learning: https://www.edsurge.com/research/edt...ptive-learning
    I was going to mention Adaptive Learning. The key difference is that a "credit by exam" or "test out" system typically has a binary result - you either pass the exam and get credit or you fail the exam and get no credit (and possibly are barred from trying again). With Adaptive Learning, failing a test just means that the course gets longer.

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