I am an indian girl living in u.s. I did my high schooling in bombay,
india. After that i did one year of engineering.i cleared total 12 papers
only and left.i am interested in the excelsior or tecep undergraduate
degree. Maybe in business.but could u tell me which one is fastest.i want
to know the following:
I have done some informal volunteer work in india will
that earn credit here?
If i start volunteering here in usa will that help?
Is it possible to complete the degree from scratch in a
Should i give some clep exams and gre general exam before
Which is better for credits gre subject or gre general?
- How much will the degree cost me in all as i come
from a low income family?
1.The only way
you can legitimately earn credit is by way of DEMONSTRATION OF
COMPETENCIES. If you can document the work you have done, and match it in
terms of content and level to some course offered at a regionally
accredited four-year institution, then you may successfully portfolio it.
2. Again, the
only thing that will help will be to demonstrate that you know what you are
required to know to qualify for degree credit. Doing socially useful work,
while laudable, does not, per se, indicate competence in relevant
disciplines at the required academic level.
It is safe to
say that Mother Teresa herself would not have been granted an earned degree
from any of the Big Three for any accomplishment unless she provided
verifiable evidence of competence in the relevant disciplines by dint of
exam, portfolio, or traditional coursework.
submission of evidence of the award of her Nobel Prize would, if properly
portfolio’d, go some way to fulfilling requirements of a major in, say,
Peace Studies. Submission of a portfolio required since such a prize is not
ACE evaluated nor awarded by a US regionally accredited institution or the
foreign equivalent thereof.
4. Perhaps, see
BA in 4 Weeks, “Enroll now or wait?”
5. See BA in 4
Weeks, “GRE exams”, quote in big, bold, black lettering:
CREDIT IS AWARDED FOR ANY SCORE IN THE GRE GENERAL EXAM.
6. That depends
upon how you go about it – what credit you bring to the table, the college
you choose, and how you earn new credit. The range at current prices would
be $2,000 to $5,000. This is discussed in this Q&A, in the BA in 4
Weeks Knowledge Base, and in the BA in 4 Weeks FAQs (question 9).