Most Credits transfer for DEAC

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  1. jackrussell

    jackrussell Member

    Can I know which deac college allows for the greatest credit transfers? Best if health sciences?
  2. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

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  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Of course you can. After you follow LearningAddict's advice, check out individual schools' websites for greater details and answers to your specific question.

    Also consider searching the three big "clearing house" schools for people with a lot of transfer credits: Excelsior, Thomas Edison State, and Charter Oak State. (You can look up their websites.)
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  4. felderga

    felderga Active Member

  5. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    From what I read in the past the DEAC will not allow their accredited schools to award transfer of credit more then 90 semester hours out of 120 semester hours degree program.
    I can be wrong but that's what I recall.

    But also the classes have to match.
  6. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    Do you have a career goal in mind? TESU, COSC, and Excelsior all allow up to 113/114 credits in transfer.

    COSC is mostly liberal studies/general studies; their biggest upside is that they are cheap.
    TESU has a number of degrees available, but none that are specifically Health Science(s). Closest would be a BALS Health & Wellness concentration.
    Excelsior has the BS in Health Sciences. I'm not entirely sure, but I think that you'd have to take 20-30 credits from Excelsior because of the uniqueness of the courses. It's possible that the FREE XAMK courses could help reduce some of these requirements, but I don't know. It's not guaranteed.
    UMPI is a third option. They have no health science-related degrees at all, but you could get an entire Bachelor's degree for $4000 or less, all-in. They're not for everyone, but they are still an option.

    Without knowing what your budget is, it's hard to say exactly which school might be right for you.
  7. Courcelles

    Courcelles Active Member

    If the OP is specifically interested in DEAC schools, could be they already have significant DEAC credits. Two of those won’t accept NA credits.
  8. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    True. But it can sometimes be the most affordable and make the most sense to redo at least some credits as opposed to trying to find somewhere that accepts everything you've already done.
  9. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    Excelsior accepts NA credits. COSC has a concentration in health studies, and they have majors in health care administration and health information management. Other than the health and wellness concentration, TESU has majors in health services technology and other healthcare fields, but they're designed for licensed and certified professionals.
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  10. Alpine

    Alpine Active Member

    Greetings Sir,
    Off-top topic question. If I can get an RA University like Excelsior College to post/transfer graduate credits to their transcript earned from a NA school, will that transcripted coursework now fulfill the 15 to 18 credits within a subject area to potentially teach at an RA institution? My guess is the RA school that is hiring would say those courses were transferred from a NA school and are not acceptable. Thank you for your time.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2021
  11. Courcelles

    Courcelles Active Member

    Teaching requires them be graduate credits. What level credits are we talking about?
  12. Alpine

    Alpine Active Member

    If you read my post, I referred to graduate credits. Are you saying these schools only accept undergraduate credit in transfer? Thanks for your reply.
  13. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    The RA university you want to teach at will need to see where the courses came from, even if it comes on the Excelsior or whichever undergraduate/graduate college you're thinking of. Those will all be listed as transfer credit, what you're trying to do is to "make these NA credits look like they're RA - there is no college credit laundering", all schools have this as a regulation/rule. Having said that, if your RA school accepts the NA credits just like Excelsior/WGU for example, then you don't even need to bother with this... Last but not least, you can PLA those NA credits and have advanced standing or even partial credit for those courses taken towards a future Masters. Find the degree/school you want to teach at and see what regulations/rules they have for graduate transfer. Good luck, have fun!
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  14. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    No. The school asking for credit proof will want that proof from the original credit-awarding institution, not one that subsequently accepted them.

    Credit laundering isn't a thing.
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  15. Alpine

    Alpine Active Member

    I want to thank the moderators or webmasters of DI for cleaning up the forum each day from spam-like posts. This is a good forum for those who are looking for "degree info" and I'm saddened to see daily bombardments not only to the discussion boards but to our personal inboxes. Dr. Bear has been instrumental in helping hundreds of thousands of learners find valid non-traditional pathways to higher education.
  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I appreciate that, Alpine, and I'm sure MC does too. The Powers That Be are working on a solution.

    For what it's worth, I agree that no new account should be able to post until approved, and have submitted that to see whether it can be implemented.
  17. Alpine

    Alpine Active Member

    By the way, Excelsior College, a regionally accredited university, posted all of my 36 VUL DHA credits to the official transcript "below the line" as "non-applicable courses" awarded after the original degree. The fee was $25 and is called Transcript Update for those that attended Excelsior formerly Regents College. It is good to know that TRACS accredited schools are accepted by some RA Universities. For me, it was $25 well spent especially after all the scrutiny about the value of a TRACS accredited degree. Comments or feedback are appreciated and a special thank you to Rich Douglas for his valuable contributions to DI in the area of higher education.

    Happy Veterans Day!
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2021
  18. sideman

    sideman Well Known Member

    Congratulations Alpine! This is indeed good news for current and prospective TRACS transferees. Would you care to share the actual courses that Excelsior evaluated? It may be helpful to future readers of this thread.
  19. Alpine

    Alpine Active Member

    Excelsior College accepted all the VUL DHA credits. See link to the program: Virginia University of Lynchburg (

    I personally was pleasantly surprised that Excelsior College accepted TRACS credits. My original hope was to use the DHA to teach at a regionally accredited college. I figured if an RA school like Excelsior College would transcript the courses from VUL, it would demonstrate RA equivalency for the 15 to 18 credits needed to teach in a subject area. I would use both transcripts to show acceptance of the TRACS accreditation overall and cross my fingers the local college would accept the education for employment purposes in teaching. I hold two master's degrees from RA schools that would probably get me hired in any case.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2021
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  20. Alpine

    Alpine Active Member

    Transferring Credit From Non-Regionally Accredited Schools - Excelsior College

    "All credits submitted by individual students will be considered if at the time of the student’s attendance, the institution was accredited and the accrediting body was recognized by the USDE. The Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs includes a listing of all approved accredited bodies."

    It appears straightforward to me and in line with the USDE's current stance on accreditation!

    I'm looking forward to reading other opinions. I feel this is a "game-changer" in regards to the general acceptance of other accrediting bodies.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2021
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