I graduated from high school in 1971 and started bouncing from college to college for the next 4-5 years, picking up a few credits here... a few there... I was a kid then and more interested in partying than studying, so the grades for those credits were not very good... some not even passing. It's 30+ years later. I've advanced to a staff IT position at a nationally known organization, but there's a real "missing" in my life that having an accredited degree would fill. I've decided that DL and testing (ECE, Dantes, CLEP, etc.) and an external degree program is the route I'll take. Here's my question - should I approach COSC or Excelsior with a rather shabby academic record, however old, and beg for "some" transferable credits, or should I start fresh and test out for all the coursework I took back in the 70s?