Have AAS, need advice.

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by isellpower, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. isellpower

    isellpower New Member

    I've been lurking for a while and have learned much from this site, but I must ask for some advice.

    I have an AAS from a local community college. I have credits from Creighton University and University of Phoenix. What DL schools should I look at that have a good reputation, but will allow me to obtain a BS or BA in business in the shortest amount of time? Are COSC and EXE still my best choice even with all the credits I already have?
     
  2. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    For "testing out" procedures and competency exams, your best bet for the degree in the shortest amount of time would be Charter Oak State College www.cosc.edu , Excelsior College www.excelsior.edu , Thomas Edison State College www.tesc.edu , Western Governors University www.wgu.edu .
     
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    You sell power for a living? My dad is a retired nuclear power salesman!
     
  4. isellpower

    isellpower New Member

    Re: Re: Have AAS, need advice.

    Yup, I just passed my NERC Reliability Authority license. It allows me to trade between the US, Canada, and Mexico. I'm the only one that I've ever met without a BS or MBA. Of those schools you've mentioned which have the best rep? I have read a lot about them on this board and was wondering if the rest of the world looks at them as diploma mills?
     
  5. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

  6. isellpower

    isellpower New Member

    Thanks.

    Of those 3 listed, which do you like best?
     
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Gosh! There was a recent thread on the "Big 3" (COSC/EC/TESC), within the last week or two. I'll try to dig it up for you.
     
  8. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

  9. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Re: Re: Re: Have AAS, need advice.

    They are definitely not degree mills. Unfortunately, within human resource departments, there is a lot of ignorance about accreditation issues and distance learning, as evidenced by Richard C. Douglas' dissertation at Union Institute.
     
  10. isellpower

    isellpower New Member

    Read that one. You didn't mention which one you preferred in that thread either. Give me a little love, I'm from Bremerton.
     
  11. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    I looked into all three schools and went with COSC.
     
  12. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I loved Charter Oak. They were very helpful from beginning to end.

    -=Steve=-
     
  13. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    Hi,

    It would seem to me that Excelsior would get you where you need to go in the shortest amount of time. This is due to Excelsior's liberal awarding of credit for the subject GRE exams. Excelsior will give you 30 credits (18 upper level, 12 lower level) with a pass of 80% or above (and varying amounts of credit for score between 30 and 79%. So, you could study hard for the Psych GRE exam (which depending on your background, might be the easiest one to pass) and obtain up to 30 credits toward your degree! Now, COSC will also award credit for the subject GRE exams, however I cannot remember off the top of my head how exactly how many (I'm sure someone else could chime in here). I do know that it's less than 30 credits. TESC (and WGU) do not award credit for the GRE.

    Anyway, that's one way to go about it. Of course, even with the full 30 credits from a GRE exam, you might need to test out of further courses. This will all depend on how many credits you have and how many the school that you enroll with will accept in transfer.

    You can find a lot information regarding testing out of a degree at bain4weeks.com.

    Good luck!

    - Tom
     
  14. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member


    It seems that of the three, COSC is the easiest to deal with.


    Take care,

    Abner
     

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