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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by tao, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. tao

    tao New Member


    Been lurking a couple of weeks (since I decided it was time to finish a degree) so I thought I'd introduce myself.

    About ten years ago, I left Excelsior 3 credits short of a BA. Credits were B&M and distance ed with one exam (GRE History). At the time, I was broke and unemployed and scrambling so I just left. (Actually, I just didn't pay the the annual fee).

    I recently injured myself at work and decided it was time to trade in physical labor for mental. I decided I'd like to go into counseling or clinical social work--and that means grad school. In retrospect, it seems not getting the degree done was short-sighted at best.

    So I plan to complete a degree with Excelsior, add or update some requirements for grad school, and (perhaps) finish a major in Psychology.

    I appreciate all the information and motivation I've already gleaned from DegreeInfo and I hope I'll be able to contribute as well.

  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Hi tao - Welcome to degreeinfo. Thanks for delurking. Please let us know if we can help you toward your goal.
  3. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    Hi Tao
    What three credits do you need to complete your BA - maybe we can offers suggestions to speed you on your way to a BA at low cost.
  4. tao

    tao New Member

    Thanks--I need 3 UL arts and sciences but not in a specific discipline. Since I have 30 hours for the history GRE, I should avoid anything that would be regarded as duplicate credit. Since I am seriously considering adding a psychology major, I just plan to start with one of the UL Excelsior College Exam UL psychology, specifically Psych of Adulthood and Aging.
  5. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

  6. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    From this TESC website http://catalog.tesc.edu/content.php?catoid=1&navoid=9 it looks like upper division credit is given for the following DANTES/DSST exams:

    REL-405-DE Introduction to World Religions (3)
    ECO-332-DE Money and Banking (3)
    PSY-361-DE Organizational Behavior (3)
    SOS-305-DE Substance Abuse (3)
    Plus UD credit for several DSST history and business exams.

    So maybe Excelsior has similar acceptance policy

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