More news on Excelsior taking NA credits....

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by gbrogan, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. gbrogan

    gbrogan Member

    Since the other thread has begun to go off topic somewhat, I decided to start a new thread. I wrote to Excelsior to inquire about my specific situation and received the following reply:

    "Beginning July 1, Excelsior College will institute a new procedure for the consideration of credit from non-regionally accredited degree-granting institutions in the United States. To qualify, institutions must be approved by the US Department of Education, and hold either professional or national accreditation, as verified by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The two institutions that you have attended,
    Ashworth College and California Coast University, meet these
    qualifications, as they are nationally accredited (by DETC), so I would encourage you to pursue this process.

    The process involves having each of the two institutions that you attended verify that three regionally accredited institutions have accepted their credits. We will then contact these institutions, and the information that we receive from them will be reviewed by a faculty committee that will make a decision regarding the awarding of credit.

    There will be a $200 fee for each institution reviewed through this
    process. The fee will be applied toward your enrollment, if you
    matriculate in Excelsior College within a year after the review process is completed."
  2. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    Is this just Liberal Arts BA's or do they offer BS in Business the same way?
  3. ShotoJuku

    ShotoJuku New Member

    Has EC established a list yet or will they make you jump through hoops??
  4. gbrogan

    gbrogan Member

    I'm assuming that this is for all of their programs. They didn't put any conditions on it in their response to my email. I was considering the B.S. in Business, General Business Program.

    Does anyone know how many credits you can transfer into Excelsior? I've been reading a lot of the material online but haven't come across that info yet.

    Edited to add: I don't know what hoops you are talking about. I emailed them with the two schools I attended and got a specific reply very quickly. I'm sure others can do the same, however, it sounds as though any DETC school's credits will transfer as long as they fit in with the conditions in the email quoted above.
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    MGKRILL New Member

    you can transfer in 100% of your credit in.. you can get your degree from excelsior and and don't have to take any classes from them

    MGKRILL New Member

    I ask my Exceslior Adivsor this two days ago

    Back in May I asked if I could use Penn Foster/Education Direct English Composition course to satisfy my written english requirement.

    At the time I was told the school had to be regionally accredited or that the course had to be evaulated by ACE.

    On your admissions page it know states that you accept naional accreditation. Has the schools policy changed, If so will I know be able use Penn Fosters English Comp course to fulfill my written english requirement?

    he replied

    We will be accepting non-regionally accredited transcripts starting July 1st. As this is a new process for the college, I don't have all of the specific information for you yet. I will let you know when I get all of the detailed information.
  7. Vincey37

    Vincey37 New Member

    Wow, that's not going to be hard. University of Phoenix, AIU, and Kaplan should work for any CHEA recognized school out there. One wonders why they even bothered with that policy.
  8. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    What are the total fees involved (B.A.) to attend Excelsior? By that I mean matriculation fees, etc. Let's assume 100% coursework was transferred in. Please advise,


  9. CoachTurner

    CoachTurner Member

    Total fees at Excelsior will vary from person to person. Assuming that you could transfer in 100% of a degree (not an easy accomplishment) and have to take no tests and no classes -- simply the annual fee and a graduation fee:

    A BA/BSc from Excelsior College would cost about :
    Enrollment Fee $995
    Graduation Fee $495

    That said, few people are 100% complete when they enroll. You should expect to at least have to meet the Information Literacy requirement ($250) and to take some number of classes or exams to complete.
  10. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Ok, thanks Coach!

    Abner :)
  11. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    This is extremely similar to what I was told as well. I assume they will keep a list of NA colleges that have been approved so that later students transfering from those schools can pay the $200 fee and be fast tracked through the process.

    Fantastic news!!!!

  12. ShotoJuku

    ShotoJuku New Member

    With the advent of EC accepting course credit from NA schools now, does anyone have any good information about a BASIC MATH course that would fit the bill as in: EASY, CHEAP, MINIMAL LESSONS, NO EXAMS, NON-PROCTURED..?????
  13. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    A UoP math class would fit all of those EXCEPT cheap. Why don't you study for the General Math CLEP? It is cheap and easy.
  14. ShotoJuku

    ShotoJuku New Member

    Been there - done that, it was cheap......
  15. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Learn it and earn it

    ...but not easy? It helps to learn the material first. When you say you want something accredited, cheap, easy, with no exams or proctoring, you're basically saying you want credit for something you don't know, and that's pretty lame.

  16. ShotoJuku

    ShotoJuku New Member

    Re: Learn it and earn it

    I think posting a reply and labeling it as being lame is just that – lame.

    I do not need to justify myself to you, but know that of the 123 credits that I have amassed, I have only failed at math; it is my Achilles heel but that’s better than having diarrhea of the mouth.

    MGKRILL New Member


    PennFoster; Self-paced Correspondence

    Tech Math 1 = 3 credits in Algerbra

    6 lesson I.E. work books, and a proctored exam

    1.) Formulas
    2.) Algebra 1
    3.) Algerbra 2
    4.) Algerbra 3
    5.) Logarithms
    6.) Metric System

    Proctored Exam (open book and you can use a calculator)

    I gave you the # to call in an other post already .. It will cost you a total of $130.
  18. beholdweb

    beholdweb New Member

    Re: Learn it and earn it


    That was a bit harsh!

    Can you say "Course Work"? For anyone who gets stressed out by timed math exams (me included), an opportunity to prove your knowledge of the material in other ways is preferable.

    Math anxiety is a real issue for MANY people. Being unable to perform a calculation within 15 seconds under exam conditions doesn't necessarily prove that you can't do the calculation. It only proves that you cannot do the calculation within 15 seconds, under exam conditions.

    Doing a timed math exam for someone with math anxiety is similar to being asked to write a five page essay in five minutes! It's not a fair evaluation of your knowledge. The time limitation will hinder your ability to effectively prove what you really know.

    Therefore, there HAS to be an alternative means of measuring the math ability of someone with math anxiety. Evaluation of Course Work is the perfect solution to this particular problem!

    I totally understand why ShotoJuku would look for a source of credit that would be based on what he has actually learned, rather than how fast he can solve problems under extreme stress.

    It seems like a logical strategy to me.
  19. ShotoJuku

    ShotoJuku New Member

    Thanks Buddy - Was that a PM? If so, I no longer have it.

    Thanks again!!
  20. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    Try Penn Foster...$55 per hour, ACE evaluated so it will transfer easily, it's proctored but open book.

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