So Confused....help?

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  1. abbygarnica

    abbygarnica New Member

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    Hi everyone. I am planning on enrolling in the Polysomnography certificate program (Thomas Edison State College: Polysomnography) at Thomas Edison State College. I am then planning on testing out (clep) of the general education requirements for the AAS degree in Polysomnography and doing FEMA classes for the free electives. Is this permissible? Can I enroll and finish the certificate program and then apply those credits towards the AAS degree and test out of the rest of the required classes? Also, what CLEPs do I need to take to meet the general education requirements for an AAS degree?

    The AAS General Education Requirements:

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    A. English Composition (6)
    B. Humanities (3)
    C. Social Sciences (3)
    D. Natural Sciences and Mathematics (9)
    Anatomy and Physiology I & II (6)
    Intermediate Algebra (3)

    Thank you!
     
  2. Bruce

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    Always check with the school before registering, but the CLEP College Composition (6 credit recommendation) exam should take care of English Comp, and the Humanities exam (also 6 credits) should take care of the Humanities requirement, with the additional benefit of 3 more credits that can be applied to free electives.

    As for math & science, I stink at both, so I did those residentially; hopefully someone else will chime in for those.
     
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    Aleks Intermediate Algebra or College Algebra is acceptable at TESC as is the DSST and CLEP College algebra.

    Straighterline will likely (by far) be the quickest and cheapest route on A&P, see if TESC needs it with a lab...they might not. Straighterline also has the College Algebra.

    There are several CLEP/DSST for the social science. Psychology or Sociology should fit nicely.

    I can;t imagine they would care about the order...but they might. I would call them up and ask.

    I want to say Analyzing and Interpreting Lit is a humanities over there. go to the tesc website and run a search for "clep" and another for "dantes" and you should find the answeres.
     
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    If so, I would recommend that as opposed to the Humanities exam. I took and passed both, but Analyzing and Interpreting Literature was much easier than Humanities, and IIRC has a better overall pass rate.
     
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    Thats how its listed....and good for 6 credits. This is considered a pretty easy exam.
     
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    It is...I think I used both for open electives, but I would take Analyzing & Interpreting if I only had to take one.
     
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    Your plan will work, I'm sure that's exactly what they had in mind when putting together that degree. The only thing you won't be able to use CLEP for is A&P. Good news, you don't need labs, so that will keep the cost down. The best candidate for A&P at TESC without labs is straighterline. Totally self paced and accepted at TESC - plus no bio or chem prereqs.
    Good luck!!
    P.S. I noticed that degree required medical terminology too, that's also available through straighterline.
     
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    An alternative for Anatomy and Physiology is this ECE exam, 120 questions over 3 clock hours for six semester hours. Your results would receive a letter grade from the source, Excelsior College, but like any incoming outside credit would be accepted without impacting your GPA there by Thomas Edison.
     

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