Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by jackrussell, Sep 17, 2021.
Can I know which deac college allows for the greatest credit transfers? Best if health sciences?
Used to be Ashworth College. But they've gotten stricter, including greatly reducing the number of challenge exams you can take. You could try University of the People. They offer Associate and Bachelor's degrees in Health Sciences.
You can also try entering your subject and searching the DEAC directory here: https://www.deac.org/Student-Center/Directory-Of-Accredited-Institutions.aspx
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.)
Columbia Southern allows up to 90 for health care administrationhttps://www.columbiasouthern.edu/bs-health-care-administration
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teaching requires them be graduate credits. What level credits are we talking about?
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.
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!
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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