I just want to make sure I'm not misunderstanding some things...
1. At Excelsior, you can get one BA and one BS (but not two of
either), and students pay enrollment+graduation fees twice (if they were to
get one of each)? In that case, waiting for a while in between getting the
BA and BS would make no difference?
2. At Excelsior, for the 2nd degree they basically let you
"reuse" all the other credits (even though schools don't
generally allow that)?
3. At Excelsior, instead of getting 2 degrees, a person could pay
only one enrollment+graduation and have 2 majors on the one degree (by
taking another GRE subject test)... as long as both were BS (or BA)?
4. How about having 3 majors?
5. What do you mean by "No academic credit is awarded for any
score in the GRE General Exam." on
6. What do you mean by "There are no grades attached to the
general exams." on the bottom of http://bain4weeks.com/1stYearBus.html
1. No. At
Excelsior you CAN earn two BS degrees. I have two. What you cannot do is earn
two degrees in the same Excelsior degree program. Yes, you pay two distinct
set of fees; one set for each degree program in which you enrolled. You
cannot be enrolled in concurrent degree programs. You can enroll in
consecutive programs with ne’er a gap between.
2. I explain in
detail the rules governing enrollment in, and completion of, a second
degree, in the body of the text of BA in 4 Weeks, in the bain4weeks.com
Knowledge Base, and in this Q&A.
you must earn as “new credit”, one quarter of the credits required for the
second degree. “New credit” is defined as credit earned AFTER conferral of
your first bachelor degree. You may earn all or part of that “new Credit”
before enrollment in the second degree program.
In the Liberal Arts
program, one quarter of the credit required for the degree, usually
translates to 30 semester hours (since the minimum credit requirement for
the complete degree is 120 semester hours).
3. No, you
cannot have two majors in a one degree (i.e. no double major). No, you
cannot earn a double degree, either.
4. No you
cannot have three majors in one degree. Yes, you may be allowed to earn
three degrees in different degree programs. In the case of the third
degree, you must petition the dean of the relevant school that administers
the program of interest, explaining why you want to complete a third
bachelor’s degree and how precisely it would benefit you to do so (as
opposed to say, moving on to an earned master’s).
assessment institution featured in BA in 4 Weeks will award you college
credit for your performance in the Graduate Record General Test. Credit is
awarded on the basis of performance in the Graduate Record SUBJECT Test.
6. The CLEP general
exams are scored pass/fail. They are not letter graded by the colleges. In
the context of the paragraph you cite, it means that you need not worry too
much if you only scrape a bare pass in the general CLEP exams since your
transcripts will not distinguish between a lousy performance and a perfect
BA in 4 Weeks
1st Year BS degrees, discussing the CLEP general exams
the Official CLEP Guide and the Princeton Review. Try out the mock exams.
If you're scoring greater than 500 scaled score, sit the exams without
further ado. Remember, a pass at 500 yields exactly the same credit as a
pass at 800. There are no grades attached to the general exams. In the
unlikely event you do fail, you can resit the exam and suppress the
failure..... no one will know, or care. “
[note: CLEP CBT
exam, under new rationalized scoring, standard scores - 800 = 80; 500 = 50]