Can Credits Be Rejected For Being Too Old?

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  1. MaceWindu

    MaceWindu New Member

    Do you know of any colleges or universities that take credits from a 1997 degree - Bachelor’s of Liberal Studies?

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  2. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    It depends on the school. TESU, for instance, doesn't care about the age of most types of credit. There are only a few kinds that might be "too old" to go in the major/area of study. Business and computer science classes, IIRC.

    What kind of degree do you want now?
     
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  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    The degree is irrelevant. Transferring is a credit-by-credit issue. And yes, some credits do "age out." It varies by receiving school and the types of credits.
     
  4. Vicki

    Vicki Active Member

    It really will vary. For example, any computer courses from 1997 most likely won’t be relevant. But American History should be fine.
    Keep in mind that if you have a degree and are going for a second bachelor’s, it might not matter much. A lot of schools waive all Gen Ed and electives for a second bachelor. You may just have to do 30 new credits either way.
     
  5. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    At TESU, it depends on the major. TESU's age limits for certain degree programs apply to the area of study (major). Those credits could still possibly be used as electives or in the area of study of another degree program. I believe I came across another college with a similar policy. Science, engineering, or technology credits that were too old to be used within the major could still be used as free electives.
     

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