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    Anyone know of a cheaper option for Excelsior's information literacy besides Penn Foster? Penn Foster's course is no longer being excepted. Thanks!
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    Quote from buckshot
    Anyone know of a cheaper option for Excelsior's information literacy besides Penn Foster? Penn Foster's course is no longer being excepted. Thanks!
    I am looking for the same too. Or does anybody have an idea if EC will be approving it again?
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    Quote from buckshot
    Anyone know of a cheaper option for Excelsior's information literacy besides Penn Foster? Penn Foster's course is no longer being excepted. Thanks!

    I am having the same problem. I just don't want to pay $390 for a class that everyone is saying only takes hours!!
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    I am really kicking myself because I paid and took the course with Penn Foster and now I have to pay EC for the same class and the same thing is happening with my Microbiology class that I took with Straighterline. I thought that I was being smart and economical; but this has ended up costing me time and money.
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    Do they not take the Microbiology class through Straighterline or are you over the amount of credits that they allow to transfer in from ACE accredited programs. I'm just curious because I was considering taking Microbiology through Straighterline.....
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    The core courses like Micro, A&P, Human Growth & development, etc must be taken through EC or CLEP. EC will not grant credit for these classes from Straighterline. This is also posted on the Straighterline website: (emphasis added)

    "Excelsior College accepts many of StraighterLine’s college-level courses for full credit.

    Policy Alert
    Core Degree Requirements - Excelsior College does not accept outside coursework for transfer credit required for core degree requirements. Excelsior provides a listing of its core degree requirements in its degree program catalog provided on its website.
    For the Excelsior College School of Nursing (SON), core degree requirements in Associate degree programs include Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Life Span Developmental Psychology and Sociology. For Excelsior College SON Bachelor’s degree programs, core degree requirements include Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics and Ethics.

    In addition, the Excelsior College SON allows students to satisfy up to 25% of the general education degree requirements with StraighterLine courses. This means in Excelsior’s nursing programs, a maximum of 7 general education credits (2 courses) can apply to Associate degree plans and a maximum of 15 general education credits (approximately 5 courses) can apply to Bachelor’s degree plans."

    Source: Excelsior College - Transfer to Excelsior College - StraighterLine
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    The core courses like Micro, A&P, Human Growth & development, etc must be taken through EC or CLEP. EC will not grant credit for these classes from Straighterline. This is also posted on the Straighterline website: (emphasis added)"Excelsior College accepts many of StraighterLine’s college-level courses for full credit.Policy AlertCore Degree Requirements - Excelsior College does not accept outside coursework for transfer credit required for core degree requirements. Excelsior provides a listing of its core degree requirements in its degree program catalog provided on its website.For the Excelsior College School of Nursing (SON), core degree requirements in Associate degree programs include Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Life Span Developmental Psychology and Sociology. For Excelsior College SON Bachelor’s degree programs, core degree requirements include Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics and Ethics.In addition, the Excelsior College SON allows students to satisfy up to 25% of the general education degree requirements with StraighterLine courses. This means in Excelsior’s nursing programs, a maximum of 7 general education credits (2 courses) can apply to Associate degree plans and a maximum of 15 general education credits (approximately 5 courses) can apply to Bachelor’s degree plans."Source: Excelsior College - Transfer to Excelsior College - StraighterLine
    I have contacted excelsior regarding this policy and it only affects you if you enrolled in excelsior after Oct. 1, 2012.


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