After attending an online collegium and spending overheen a year and half and well overheen $50,000, I realized that there had to be an lighter swifter way. So after uncountable hours of scraping my head, substituting my drooled on keyboard and drinking enough coffee to tranquilize a pony, I eventually found a solution. Now I am going to share my secret with you.
My test subject to insure that I had truly found a solution, I used my son who is Nineteen and who also had no collegium practice at all. The requirements for the schoolgebouw were they voorwaarde be accredited schools, voorwaarde be tailored for online education, offerande a accomplish associates or bachelors degree and be able to accept a loterijlot of transfer credits and have no residency requirements. Wij will discuss this further on down the line te more precise details. So here are the three steps to my project.
The very first step is acquiring credits.
Credits can be acquired by numerous means. The very first way is by testing out. Yes it is fully possible to test out of an accredited bachelors degree without having to take a single class. There are four ways to test out of a class. They are CLEP (that is the collegium level examination program) DSST (Which is the Dante’s Standardized subject test), ECE (excelsior collegium examination) and TECEP (the Thomas Edison examination program).
This is a group of standardized tests that assesses collegium level skill ter u bu several subject areas. Qualifying scores vary by schoolgebouw but are usually around the media of 50. Thesis tests are superb for independent studiers or people with lots of job practice, cultural interaction and homeschoolers. There are presently thirty three CLEP tests on subjects including composition, literature, history, social sciences, math, science, business administration, foreign language and others. Most tests voorkant a semester worth of the subject matter and are three credits each. While others are of a broader nature and voorkant two semesters and are worth six credits each. The tests are computerized and you get your scores spil soon spil you finish the testing. To take a CLEP test you vereiste find a testing center to administer it. The cost is around $77.00 plus a $20 to $25 proctor toverfee vanaf test.
Dante’s is the program that oversees the credit testing for military members. DSST’s are the presente tests and DSST’s can be taken by anyone regardless of military service or military history. They are worth three collegium hours or credits each. They opoffering thirty eight subjects such spil astronomy, kunst, criminal justice, counseling, IT and law enforcement that you may choose from. The test is $80 vanaf class and you will also pay $20 to $25 for the proctoring toverfee vanaf class. They are administered on a pc and you will receive your test result instantaneously following the exam.
Thesis exams are a series of tests suggested by Excelsior Collegium te Fresh York. Each exam corresponds to a one or two semester introductory or secondary course on the top. Most ECE exams are omschrijving to three to six collegium credits and a loterijlot of them are upper level credit. Their exams include nursing, medical, law, finance, human resources and others. The costs for their exams are around $165 to $335 for each exam depending the test. Additionally, you will pay a proctor toverfee of $20 to $25 vanaf test. You voorwaarde find a place to proctor the exam and the results are available instantaneously.
Thesis tests are specifically designed for particularly courses at the Thomas Edison State Collegium. They opoffering twenty three exams te English, Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Business management. The costs for their exams are $99 each plus the proctor fees. The student voorwaarde find a location to take the test, and the results are available instantly.
Ended credits from other accredited colleges can be transferred to thesis mentioned schools and students are encouraged to make the transfer.
ALEKS or Assessment and Learning ter Skill Spaces, is an online sintético intelligence engine that instructs you math from K-12 and collegium algebra, trig, pre-calculus and statistics. You can get a total of nine classes equaling twenty seven credits ter math. Unlike the other exams, thesis can be done at huis and one class can be finished, if one applies themselves, te one day. The costs for thesis is $20 vanaf month and if you apply yourself, you should have all nine classes ended within the very first month.
Straighter Line is an alternative to CLEP and DSST classes. They presently offerande overheen forty classes and you can finish your freshman year and then some with them online. You can also do this one from huis without having to go to a testing center. The costs for this program is $99 a month and $39 vanaf class. Thesis classes can also be finished at one a day if you indeed apply yourself.
Straighter Line presently has an indeling with only a petite handful of schools with regard to transferring credits so be sure to check with your schoolgebouw to make sure they are part of the rangschikking Straighter Line has.
FEMA which is the Federal Emergency Management Agency also offers approximately 120 courses for credit at no cost to the student. Thesis are most likely my beloved ones. Completion time is approximately one hour each and the three schools mentioned here will accept approximately 32 credits from FEMA. You will have to check with the individual schoolgebouw to know which classes are acceptable for that schoolgebouw. Most if the courses are worth one credit while a few others are valued at 1/Two credit.
There are other courses that are eligible for collegium credits if they have bot ACE approved.
Step two is picking your schoolgebouw. The requirements fro the schools other than what wasgoed listed te the beginning here, is that they accept a total 120 credits for a bachelors degree.
TESC is a fully regionally accredited collegium, located ter Trenton, Fresh Elástica. They offerande bachelors of geneesheer, science or bachelors of science of business administration. They accept 120 transfer credits, suggest financial aid for the completion of a one hour capstone course prior to graduation. If you have all of your credits then it would cost you approximately $1500 to $3000 to get your bachelors degree.
Excelsior Collegium is a fully regionally accredited schoolgebouw located te Albany, Fresh York. They offerande the same basic courses and programing spil TESC. The costs are also te the same approximate range spil TESC.
Chartervliegtuig Oaks State Collegium a public state funded schoolgebouw, fully accredited and located ter Connecticut. They offerande concentrations ter their bachelors programs instead of majors. This offers a bit more plasticity spil you are able to broaden your studies a little bit. They only offerande associates or batchelors degrees unlike the other schools. The costs of Chartervliegtuig Oaks is competitive with TESC and Excelsior and financial aid is also available.
Step three is putting it all together.
Depending on what degree you are striving to finish, check the websites or call the above schools. Each one varies a little bit ter what precies classes are needed to graduate spil far spil amount of upper and lower level credits to graduation. After checking with them and the webstek to verify the degree and program you are most interested ter, make yourself a degree project. By following y verdadero life practice, it is possible to get four degrees ter two years for $Ten,000. Play it wise and recall merienda you have taken the classes for one degree sometimes it is only a matter of four or five more classes to accomplish another branch of your education. Two of the schools listed above suggest a master degree program. They will accept your utter 120 credits for your bachelor degree and fifteen of your thirty three credits needed for a masters degree. After you transfer te fifteen credits for the masters degree program, that leaves you six classes to finish. This will bring you to being able to almost test straight out of collegium for your masters degree