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  1. hypoelectron

    hypoelectron New Member

    Hello All!
    Just registered here after using some of the forum threads for the past few years of deciding on my graduate school. So far I've tried all styles of distance learning except international study. I'm really glad that traditional schools around me have embraced online courses and programs. It goes a long way for accessibility for disabled students in particular. If anyone has questions about schools in Michigan I'd be happy to try and answer.
     
  2. Bantockesq

    Bantockesq New Member

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm new here and I'm eager to find as much information as possible about portfolio assessment, test taking and other loop-hole laden, yet ethically appropriate measures to help me earn my BA in Journalism. I have to make up for lost time, as I'm starting to explore higher learning at much later stage in life than usual. From there I'd like to acquire my masters degree.

    For me, a degree at this point is the difference between having to write several articles for the same amount someone with a degree would make having only to write one or two. Don't get me wrong, I love writing, but I'd like to get paid what I'm worth.

    After reading some of the info in the forums about the various ways to shorten the amount of time it would normally take to earn a degree I realize that I have so much more to learn! So, if anyone has any suggestions to speed up the process, I'd love to hear it.

    Also, I'm confused about why so many people are saying to take FEMA classes.

    I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and I hope to be able to contribute in some manner to the quality of this incredible site!

    Post script: What's a Trackback?

    Very sincerely,

    Bantockesq
     
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    FEMA credits can be helpful as they are low cost credits that can be accepted for transfer toward a degree. Normally a Bachelors degree requires 120 credits, many of which fall into the category of General Education credits. The FEMA credits will be accepted as such by some schools. As for trackback, I'm probably not the best person to answer. I believe that it's a methods of linking back to websites or specific areas od websites. Google it and I'm sure you'll find lots of info on the subject. Go to the CLEP/DANTES forum of this site and pay particulat attention to threads about "the big 3." Good luck!
     
  4. Bantockesq

    Bantockesq New Member

    Thank you Kizmet. I applied to TESC and also the FAFSA and contacted them. I'm just waiting for a reply so I can get started. I read all about the Big 3 and I'm very excited to begin exploring my options! I posted that I wanted to get a degree in Journalism, but actually, I had to choose something on the application and that's what I chose. What I want is to major in........ anything...... that will help me get what I need to finish the degree quickly. I'm sure everyone says that. I feel like once I have it behind me, I can enjoy the masters degree process.
     
  5. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member


    If you're going to attend TESC, you can't use FEMAs. You can use them at Charter Oak State College, though.
     
  6. Bantockesq

    Bantockesq New Member

    Sanantone: Thank you for your input. Is there a benefit to applying to both schools? I'd certainly want to take the FEMA classes, but then I'll have to pay, in the end to transfer them to TESC. I'm sure it will probably still be cheaper than taking the classes themselves. The advice in this forum is priceless and greatly appreciated. What are the benefits to each school? Is there a place on line where they have been compared?

    I just found out that it is going to take about 8 weeks+ for me to find out about financial aid, whether I'm "accepted" (when they can get around to processing my application) , etc... what can I do in the meantime to make the best use of my time? Should I start on my portfolio assessment? Is there a class or video or anything that would help me better understand how it should be compiled? I have a basic knowledge of it, but I want to make sure my folders are well received.
     
  7. Bantockesq

    Bantockesq New Member

    Okay, I believe I just came to a realization. Firstly, I've found that TESC has 2 classes giving the low-down on portfolio assessment and credit is assigned for those classes, however, since financial aid doesn't cover portfolio assessment or exams, I'm pretty much either paying cash for these assessments or hoping to get a student loan. Is this right?
     
  8. Thomsworth

    Thomsworth New Member

    Hi everyone! I am new on this platform. I am looking for universities in the UK that offer online degree programs in French/modern languages. I will appreciate ALL your help.
    Regards!
     
  9. CrossFit KC

    CrossFit KC New Member

    Hello everyone,
    My name is Kenny from Cocoa Beach, Florida and I am new here. I am in the process of earning my A.A. in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix and only have 3 weeks left in my last class!!!
    I found this site because I am doing a ton of research as to where to go to start my undergrad studies and pursue my Bachelors.
    I had been out of school for quite sometime and did not do much research when I signed up for UoP...all I knew is that it was online and thats exactly what I needed with 3 kids, and working a fulltime job. After 2 years I have a 4.0 gpa and am ready for the next step, but I do not want to do it at UoP
    Not only do I want to find an online school with a better reputation than UoP for my B.S., but I am also looking for something cheaper.
    I am running into many of the state universities here in Florida will not accept all my credits and would make me take a bunch of Gen Ed classes. Even though the the cost per credit is WAY lower....with all the extra classes I would have to take....It would end up costing the same or more.
    I am looking to find a school that will take all or most of my credits.....I have some credit from my military service, some from the Art Institue of Philly and my 50 from UoP....together they will make up my credits for my A.A
    After looking through the post on this site...I have looked into Bellevue and Patten and found they claim they will take ALL credits. Patten is $199 a month this month but no financial aid........Bellevue is $385 per ch....about what I have been paying at UoP for my AA...but UoP's BS classes are close to $600 pch.
    I also am waiting to hear back from Florida International University as they are in the process of evaluating my credits to see how many they will take.
    Does anyone here have any other suggestions or advice for me?
    I just want to make an intelligent choice and get my degree from a school with more prestige than UoP that wont hurt my pocket too much....if thats even possible!:)
    Any and all input will be greatly appreciated!
     
  10. BGPCEliza

    BGPCEliza New Member

    Hi everybody!

    My name is Eliza and I currently applying for a JD/MBA to study business and human rights and pursue a career promoting corporate social responsibility in Asia. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, I moved to rural Cambodia where I conducted a research project on the effect of support groups on women’s health and sanitation habits. Following that, I spent two years in Chiang Mai, Thailand, running a training program on human rights and the environment for activists from Myanmar. Following my time in Thailand, I moved back to Cambodia where I worked with a start up micro investment firm, training budding social entrepreneurs on how to turn their business idea into a reality. I currently live in Thailand where I tutor for the gmat and manage bestgmatprepcourse.com, which compares courses and gives study advice. I am looking forward to getting to know you better through this forum!
     
  11. archananair

    archananair New Member

    Hello myself Archana Nair, i recently join this forum and looking ahead to explore more about education.
    Hope to have a good discussion with you all. Thank you.
     
  12. milsemouse

    milsemouse New Member

    I figured I needed to post here... hi! I'm Melissa, 24 years-old and I am currently enrolled majoring in Computer Science at Valparaiso University in Indiana. I joined here really to get help deciding what I should do next- this site seems to be a good place where people like me are talking about higher education. Anyway, hope to contribute to some discussions and start my own!
     
  13. koyola

    koyola New Member

    HI, I'm Lynn I recently graduated from a Criminal Justice 4 years Degree with a minor on psychology. My native language is spanish and I also speak english.
     
  14. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Lynn - Let us know if we can help with any part of your goals.
     
  15. starcherry

    starcherry New Member

    Hi everyone--I've been lurking for a long time and using your posts to research degree info for myself and my friends. I love learning and I apparently have a specific face I make when I'm thinking about or talking about classes. I'm about to get a second master's degree in creative writing from a low-res MFA school, and I'm enrolled in WNMU's MAIS program (this is the only place where I can say that without feeling bad). I registered so I could share whatever knowledge I have with people who are asking questions that I can answer, and also to maybe ask questions of my own. I look forward to finally being able to post things on here rather than just lurking.

    Thanks,
    M
     
  16. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    hi, there! maybe i'll see ya at wnmu this fall or somwtime in these next two years.

    EDIT - Matt Brent MAIS, HIST/POLS, WNMU and a few others are WNMU grads or former students or former grad students - yeah, there's quite a few of them here ... and there are others here who i have counted as among my many many history buddies here in degreeinfoland! See ya!
     
  17. DIYcollegeMom

    DIYcollegeMom New Member

    Hi everyone!

    I am Jody, a stay at home Mom with 42 possible credits from a State University. I recently enrolled with Excelsior and then stumbled accross Insta Cert Degree Forum and immediately ate the $100.00 app fee and decided to enroll in Charter Oaks State College to earn my BSBA. The reason I decided to switch college's is due to the fact Excelsior only offered a BS with a concentration and COSC, as of July 2015, will be offering an accredited BSBA. I chose COSC over TESC soley on the pricetag.

    While completing my app for COSC, one of the options to choose as a referral was this forum, so here I am!

    I have already gained so much knowlege from the other forum, I am hoping to eceed it with this one as well :-D

    I am really excited to get my transcripts evaluated and start my new journey!

    Thanks to everyone who has the patience with us "newbies"!!!

    DIYcollegeMom
     
  18. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Hi DIY - Welcome to degreeinfo. I hope we can help you with your quest. I would ask that you be a bit careful about putting links in your sig line. Some people do it and are seen as spammers. Advertising is a violation of the degreeinfo TOS. Again, let us know if we can help you with questions/resources.
     
  19. starcherry

    starcherry New Member

    I'd love to come visit WNMU at some point--I think I'm planning on next spring, perhaps to present some research at the symposium in May, if everything goes well.

    Thanks!
     
  20. Omar 42 Army

    Omar 42 Army New Member

    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Omar and I am currently working on my Associates Degree from Penn Foster College. I have a certificate in Business Security from PFC and a Undergraduate Certificate from Ashworth College in Criminal Justice. Happy to be here!
     

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