More news on Excelsior taking NA credits....

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

  1. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Good points Ted. I think I will email Excelsior on Monday and run it by them for an exact answer.

    Thanks for the input!

    Abner :)
  2. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Oops, I meant to say thanks beholdweb! Sorry.

    thanks for the info.

  3. gbrogan

    gbrogan Member

    Hey Abner,

    I am in the exact same boat that you are. I have about 7 classes left to take at CCU for my degree.

    I don't know if it's kosher to do this; if it is not, I will not do it but I wonder if I could do the following:

    The CCU degree program is independent with no set schedule for classes. Since I have about 7 classes left, I was considering finishing up several more and then requesting a transcript be sent to Excelsior for evaluation. If Excelsior takes those credits and I can CLEP or take the final number of classes to finish an Excelsior degree, after all of that is done I will just take the last five classes or so from CCU and then get that degree as well. I think that is what you were talking about in your post.

    If you speak to Excelsior, please let me know what they say. If it's not too expensive, I may put my CCU studies on hold and enter Excelsior's program.
  4. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Exactly! I will email Excelsior tonight or tomorrow. If and when I get a response, I will post it. At this point, if it works out I will go for it. If not, then I will finish up my CCU degree for now. No harm, no foul.

    Have a good weekend!

  5. CoachTurner

    CoachTurner Member

    To stay legitimate and honest in keeping with what are generally accepted practices and common when discussing second bachelor's degrees:

    Your first bachelor's degree will be 120 semester hours more or less no matter where you get it.

    Although a bachelor's degree only requires 120 hours, when dealing with a second bachelor's degree the requirement is roughly another year of study or 150 hours.

    A second bachelor's degree could be more than 150 hours total in the event that you can't transfer at least 90 hours into that second.

    More issues to consider:

    Generally speaking, if you have a bachelor's degree with a major then you can't get a second one in that major without some good reasoning.

    Most schools will also have a problem with you getting a liberal studies/general studies degree at the same level if you already have one with a major. This would be the reason to get a BSLS first and then a degree with a major.

    Bottom line is that you will need somewhere around 150 semester hours for 2 bachelor's degrees and 180 for three.

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