OK, so the recent sale at Patten encouraged me to give it a try. I am curious about the competency based model and how well Patten executes it (particularly given my bad experiences at New Charter University). I enrolled in the B.A. Psychology with concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Because I don't actually need the degree, my goal, at present is only to complete (1) four month term. Goals: 1. Bare Minimum - At least one course completed. If I can't get one course completed then something is seriously wrong. 2. Actual Goal - Three courses (9 credits). I am paying $800 for this term. So, if I complete 9 credits, I am getting those courses for roughly $88.90 per credit. That's a pretty decent discount, considering they are also level 300 and 400 courses. 3. Stretch Goal - Four courses (12 credits). The reason for the stretch goal is simple. While I am paying $800, the normal tuition is around $1400 for the same term. The 9 credit accomplishment would still be "OK" tuition at full price. But if I knock through 12 credits, you're talking $116 per credit and no textbook expense. My Purpose: I want to see how the program is structured. I want to evaluate the quality of the program. And I want to see the likelihood of actually having this be financially advantageous over Fort Hays State or similar options. My Background and Parameters: I have an A.A. from the University of Scranton. I started as a psych major but switched to a general A.A. when I decided to join the Navy. I have about 15 credits in psych/counseling/sociology courses from my time at UofS. Upon transfer, I received 78 transfer credits (maximum is 90). All of my GenEd transferred. All of my management courses satisfied their "leadership" courses. My psych courses transferred in to relieve me of the lower level courses (like Intro to Psych etc). So the only courses on my degree plan are higher level psych courses and their undergraduate capstone, a total of 15 courses. I am going to earnestly try to take the courses. I'm not going to try to jump to the final exam. For starters, my psych learning has gone untouched for nearly 15 years. I wouldn't trust my recollection to pass a final. Second, I really didn't study psych at this level before so the idea that I could test out of a level 400 course with level 100 and 200 learning would presume poor quality in coursework or brilliance on my part (neither are fair assumptions). I will post regular updates and I am happy to entertain questions if anyone has any. Wish me luck.