Excelsior College has updated my degree plan (Bachelor of Science in Communications). Here is what they say I need to complete: Arts and Sciences Lower Level Total: 6 credits Arts and Sciences Upper Level Total: 21 credits Any Academic Area Lower Level Total: 10 credits Social Sciences/History Distribution: 6 credits Natural Sciences/Math Distribution: 4 credits Quantitative Requirement: 2 credits Information Literacy: 1 credit Depth Requirement in the Arts and Sciences (Depth 1): Upper Level Depth 1: 3 credits Lower Level Depth 1: 9 credits Depth Requirement in Any Academic Area (Depth 2): Upper Level Depth 2: 3 credits Lower Level Depth 2: 9 credits Total Lower Level Communications Credits: 15 credits Total Upper Level Communications Credits: 18 credits Total Hours to Include the Following Requirements: Introduction to Communication Interpersonal Communications Public Speaking and the Art of Persuasion Ethics and Communication Social Science Research Methods A Fundamentals Course from Any Concentration 12 Semester Hours from three different areas of specialization: Organizational Communication Journalism Public Relations Media Studies Strategic Communication Communication Studies Capstone (I assume this is an EC course) I have several communications/journalism/media courses from my Navy SMART transcript, but they were counted as "applied professional" credits. I have a total of 83 credits. My questions are: How many credits do I have left to complete? The way they have everything broken down, I'm just not sure. I'd like to knock out as much of this with CLEP/Dantes and Straighterline as possible. Any suggestions on getting the "biggest bang for my buck" with the tests? I guess with some of the upper division communications courses, I'm going to have to find some online courses. I'm still hunting for those. Empire State College seems to have quite a few. Any others that anyone is aware of offhand? Thanks!