Hello community! I'm sure there are a ton of these "new person" threads out there already, so I apologize in advance for any duplications. But I can't find recent information on my situation, and it seems the nature of this process changes somewhat frequently. I'm seeking advice on the best (read: most cost effective) way to achieve my goal. Understand my goal is somewhat flexible, but at the end of the road I'd like to have a degree in Business Administration (unless I find a more applicable degree for my career goals). I've worked in many aspects of fabrication for over a decade, and I'd like to move into management. I'm having trouble opening some potential doors, and I believe it is because my resume lacks a degree. From my research thus far, I believe an A.A.S. in Business Administration from TESC best meets my goals of time management and career advancement. From what I've read, CLEP tests appear to be the most affordable way to get there. I'd like to start this month. I understand that I need to register (and pay) for the test, and schedule a time with (and pay) a test center. Here come the questions: 1. Does this sound like a viable option, or has something changed that won't allow me to achieve my goal in this way? I'd hate to start taking the tests only to realize later that they won't help me. 2. It seems better to me (for my situation) to take the tests without enrolling at TESC until later. Realistically, I expect the process to take me 18-24 months. I think, rather than paying any fee to enroll up front, it would be better to pass as many tests as possible and later enroll and pay the transcript fee to have my scores reported. Am I mistaken with this train of thought? 3. As I understand, I will have to take some type of coursework through TESC to complete a degree. But I think it is minimal. I assume whatever I will need to take is available online. Can anyone speak to the costs associated with doing this (based, of course, on current prices)? I'm sorry for the long winded first post. Thanks to all who took the time from your day to read and/or respond!