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.
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  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.
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  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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  6. MaceWindu

    MaceWindu New Member

    Wow. Thanks. Did not know that.
  7. MaceWindu

    MaceWindu New Member

    Tossing around the idea for a second Bachelor’s degree.
  8. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    In that case, as already said, most schools will automatically waive the gen eds (and maybe electives), so it doesn't matter how old those are. Depending on the school, you will need X new credits since your previous degree. This depends on the school, but is usually 24-30. Excelsior doesn't outright prohibit students from getting a 2nd degree, but they won't really allow you to get one. TESU and UMPI are relatively open about 2nd degrees. Other schools will vary widely.
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  9. Vicki

    Vicki Active Member

    When I was looking at doing a second bachelor’s degree, TAMUC’s Organizational Leadership degree only required 33 new credits. All gen Ed’s and electives were waived. I only would have had to do the ten OL classes plus Texas government. But for them, your gen Ed’s have to also include two history classes and a government class. I was missing a history class so i popped over to Sophia and got that out of the way.

    I also looked at NAU but they required something like 52 new credits. (I don’t remember the exact number). So it will definitely vary. A lot. And coincidentally, I got my first bachelor’s degree in 1997, so my credits are just as old as yours. I am sure my computer credits would be useless toward a tech degree, but for business they could fit in to a random elective, depending on the school. (I took programming in Basic).
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