Andew Jackson University?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by TCord1964, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member my experience, no.

    It is easier to get accepted to a RA MBA program with an NA undergrad than it is to transfer NA credits into a RA program.
  2. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    Go to the OU grad catalog, p. 19:

    My read is that a NA degree would qualify.
  3. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    According to the online catalogue, "All admissions to the Graduate College require that the student hold a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university."

    It doesn't say "regionally accredited", just accredited. Well, that's not very specific. It could mean RA only, or RA or NA.

    I guess I'll have to contact OU directly to find out for sure.
  4. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    I have been teaching as an adjunct for two months now at AJU. I am very impressed with the commitment from the staff and the course materials I was sent to review. AJU permitted me to make revisions to the course based on my experiences and in one case, to make a recommendation for a text change.

    My courses are rigorous. There is a good deal of writing with forum discussions, weekly assignments, and the term paper, along with a midterm and final for the undergrad courses. For the record, I teach Org Behavior and Survey of Communiction as UG courses, and Strategic Management in the MBA program.

    I won't comment on the beaten horse of RA v. NA. It is the responsibility of a prospective student to research what degree option is the best option for themselves. However, if a NA degree is in your best interest, AJU is worth serious consideration.

  5. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    "It is the responsibility of a prospective student to research what degree option is the best option for themselves."

    No offense, but isn't that what I'm doing? I'm asking people on this board about their personal experiences with AJU, and I believe I mentioned I would be contacting OU.

    Trust me, I would not spend a dime on ANY program, no matter how inexpensive, without finding out for certain if it would meet my current AND future needs.
  6. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member


    Didn't mean to offend you at all. I commend you on what you are doing. My comment was written for others who read the board - do your research and choose the best school for you. I just didn't want another RA/NA debate, as you stated when you started the thread.

  7. worthingco

    worthingco New Member

    Capella Rocks wasn't critiquing you with his quote. I believe he was referring to students in general. You posted a question and he responded with his opinions and experiences concerning AJU. If you want people to share their experiences then you might want to lighten-up on your tone. Remember: nobody here is getting paid to share information with you. They do it because they want to.
  8. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member


    Just off the top of my head, some graduate programs that will accept NA degrees are St. Josephs College of Maine, they say RA degree, but they use the Dept. of Ed "big book".......DETC schools are in there.

    Also I believe U of P and Kaplan U. as well as NCU all accept NA undergrads.

    Southwestern College has a great MBA program and they accepted my NA undergrad credits in transfer.

    And you may need to research it, but I think Peru State College and Fort Hayes State U. also accept NA undergrads.

    Don't try to explain the NA vs. RA difference, instead ask them to look up your school of choice in their "big book" of okay schools, more often than not, NA schools are listed if least in my experience.
  9. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    Hey Shawn,

    I didn't mean to come off sounding like I was offended. I wasn't. In fact, I have used the "check to make sure the degree will suit your needs" line with others in the past. I just thought to myself (out loud on the board) "well, geez...I AM doing that." No offense taken, and no offense intended, but I guess my post did seem a bit abrasive.

    I appreciate your comments about AJU. In fact, the more I check into it, the more I do like this school. I am just a bit concerned by how a degree from this school might be accepted both at a school like OU, and in the workplace (although I suspect I was hired at my current job in part because I am pursuing further studies at Penn Foster).
  10. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Cool blog Tcord!!! Keep up the good work!

    Abner :)
  11. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    No problem at all - and my sincere best of luck to you in the journey. :)

  12. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    I asked the Office of Admissions at the University of Oklahoma if they would accept an undergrad degree from Andrew Jackson University for entrance to their MBA program. This was their response:

    "Although Andrew Jackson University is accredited by the Distant Education and Training Council which is approved by the Department of Education and it is a legitimate school, we only accept individual courses from DETC accredited schools which are substantially equivalent to OU courses. So we typically do not accept many courses from these schools or their degrees for consideration for our graduate programs.

    It would be best to get your bachelor’s degree from a university that is accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations in the U.S. if you plan to pursue a graduate degree. Regionally accredited universities are the most widely recognized in the U.S. They are the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, North Central Association Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges/Commission on Colleges, Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges, and Western Association of Schools and Colleges."

    So, that answers that.
  13. Pugman

    Pugman New Member

    Interesting...I would think that that would be a violation of their membership in SOC (Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges) which tries to establish transfer-ability between schools.


    (you will find both Andrew Jackson and University of Oklahoma as members)

    Of course, this may only apply to active duty or veterans...but I still find it curious.

  14. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    Well, as for as OU is concerned, RA is everything. They did say that a bachelors degree from The Big Three, Peru State College and American Public University would meet the undergraduate degree requirement for entry into their graduate programs.

    I believe I am going to go with Charter Oak State College.
  15. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member


    Best of luck to you. I am working with a student who is looking for a school to transfer to from the CC I teach at. She's looking hard at Charter Oak and TESC - but leaning TESC. The ability to accept Pell is a major concern to her.

    She's a good egg and should do well - once we get her math caught up at the CC.

    Our CC is only $135/hr, and class size is small, so we're working to get as many classes done here before the transfer.


    MGKRILL New Member


    Hate to go off topic but,

    This is how SOC works you begin taking classes with college A. Do to new assignments or deployments your no longer able to take courses with college A so you enter an agreement with college A to complete your degree with college B,C, & D. Regradless of accredition or delivery method college A is obligated to accept college B,C, & D credits as long as its a member of SOC. The Key is the SOC agreement / degree plan has to be agreed upon in advance.

    In therory you would think you would be able to transfer credits from one SOC school to an other but thats not the case.
    The perpose of SOC is to provide educational opportunities for active duty students and family members who frequently move from place to place, and have trouble completing a degree do residency requirments and course offerings

    The only way OU would be obligated to take AJU credits is If someone enter a SOC agreement with OU to complete OU credit requirments with AJU do to deployments or relocations
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  17. ShotoJuku

    ShotoJuku New Member

    Re: Re: Andew Jackson University?

    Just wondering if it was a cost issue, where did you end up?

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