I just notice on Straighterline's site a "policy" that wasn't there last time I looked, one cannot take A&P, Micro, Sociology or Developmental Psychology and expect it to be accepted as transfer credit at Excelsor's nursing program:
Excelsior College - Transfer to Excelsior College - StraighterLine
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.
Fortunately my closest state university RN to BSN program (should I decide to do a brick & mortar program) does not require A&P with lab nor does my state board of nursing. Plus this local state university RN to BSN program accepts EC exams for nursing credits as per current policy. It pays to research your options.
This way there are no surprises later...I know some state BoN's require A&P and Micro to be lab courses to be eligible for and RN license by exam.