Is it possible to complete a TESC or EC degree without doing any courses there?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Pelican, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. Pelican

    Pelican Member

    I want to earn a second BA in History. Since I already have my first BA, I think the general education requirements will be waived. I found various schools offering various on-line upper-division credit in History, but not enough for a degree. Additionally, there are 1 or 2 History DSST exams. So I want to piece together a degree from different schools and exams.

    If I can earn enough credit outside of Thomas Edison State College or Excelsior College, to fill 100% of their requirements for a major in History, do these schools still permit me earn a degree there? Does one usually only have to complete the major requirements and not other outside-of-major requirements?
  2. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    Both schools require capstones that have to be taken with them. If you need help putting together a degree plan, go to the other forum.
  3. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    The general education is not always matching.
    I know at least two persons who transferred credit to EC and ended up taking 2 additional Gen Ed classes, the classes from your school were you got the BA needed to match the classes that EC requires Gen Ed for the History degree.

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  4. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    At TESU, they will automatically mark your gen eds as complete if you're working on your second bachelor's degree. They don't always automatically do this, so you have to remind them.
  5. TheCreeper

    TheCreeper New Member

    I have been looking around at lots of different schools recently and it seems that most, if not all, schools require you to complete at least 25% of your credits with them in order to receive a degree from them.

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