Excelsior Upper level credit

Discussion in 'CLEP, DANTES, and Other Exams for Credit' started by Maze, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Maze

    Maze New Member

    I decided to get my bachelor degree after over a decade from my last college attendance. I applied to Excelsior and they transferred about 70 credits , I took additional 12 credit with Saylor and 6 with StraighterLine, now I need about 30 UL credits. Any suggestions on cheaper way to get these credits?
  2. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

  3. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    I agree with Sanatone, those are the best options. I am leaning towards recommending Study.com as they can be done entirely online.
    Furthermore, for Study.com, there are two exams/courses for $200/month, and an extra exam at $70 each after the two... cheap/easy/fast...
  4. Maze

    Maze New Member

  5. copper

    copper Active Member

    Idaho State University has Independent study courses at $160 a credit.

    Of course, you actually have to take a course and not a challenge exam.
    Find a course:

    Also, BYU Independent Study offers a few UL courses at about $200 a credit.

    Not too familiar with graduate credits for school teachers but looks very reasonably priced! If they give you crap for not being a teacher sign up as a substitute??
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2019
  6. bernieyeater

    bernieyeater Member

    Here is some research I did into the issue when I was finishing my BS at Excelsior

    Here is some classes paired with UL exams

    Recommended Saylor Classes for Upper Division Exams:
    Saylor BUS205 Excelsior Exam BUSx323
    Saylor BUS300 Excelsior Exam BUSx425
    Saylor BUS301 Excelsior Exam BUSx410
    Saylor BUS403 Thomas Edison Exam CMP-354
    Saylor BUS303 Thomas Edison Exam NEG-401-TE

    I ended up using DSST Vietnam and Russia for some Upper Division credit.
  7. copper

    copper Active Member

  8. bernieyeater

    bernieyeater Member

    Upper division has become an issue folks need to pay more attention to. A lost of dsst lost their upper division status.
  9. bernieyeater

    bernieyeater Member

    Sailor now has several business UL classes and exams
  10. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    If we're talking about the Big Three, then the best games in town for that right now seem to be UExcel, TECEP, and Study.com courses.
  11. Life Long Learning

    Life Long Learning Active Member

    Excelsior use to take many DSST as UL. Not sure the current list.

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