I am not a US citizen, I live in Dominican Republic. I did have the chance
to get an Associate degree from a US comm. college, so I have about 60
credits. I do not want to enroll at a college and then start to earn
credits, I would like to earn credits first, and then enroll when I have
them ready to be applied toward a degree. Do you think this is possible?
The thing is that american education is expensive.. and the colleges charge
you on a yearly basis, so I want to make sure that I will pay the annual
fee only once... that's why I want to have my credits earned prior to enrollment.
What do you say?
By the way, I would really like to get an economics degree, but the
advanced courses in economics are not given by these exam programs... any
advice on where to get them a low cost?
Yes, you can
earn all required degree credit before enrollment, if you like. No problem
there. See “BA in 4 Weeks”, section “Enrollment”, subsection “enroll now or
wait?”, accessible from the homepage menu. This discusses the pros and cons
of the approach.
Well, until a
very few years ago, the best bet would have been the GRE subject exam in
Economics. Unfortunately, that exam is now extinct – real pity. About $130
for the entire major.
There are few
other suitable substitute proficiency exams, I’m afraid, aside from the
basic principles of macro and micro economics CLEP exams, and the upper
DANTES DSST, Money and Banking. ECE Statistics to cover the basic stats
requirement, of course.
suggestions to get you started …………………..
offer a couple more that would be applicable to that major.
ECON 320 Labor
University of Alabama
History of Economic Concepts
Comparative Economic Systems
of Texas, Austin
DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS AND POLICIES IN LATIN AMERICA
BACHELOR DEGREE WITH ECONOMICS MAJOR (REQUIREMENTS)
INTERMEDIATE / UPPER
Trade & Finance