I've searched high and low for this answer and cannot seem to find it. Hopefully someone here will have an idea. This is a two-part question.
I understand that I can apply at Excelsior and I will be able to submit transcripts and such for prior credit. In return Excelsior says:
Your application will enable us to prepare an unofficial evaluation of your prior learning that indicates which of your prior credits are likely to transfer.
So if I apply, will they tell me what credits I need? Or do I need to enroll first before they tell me?
My second question is how long is an application good for? I've looked on the application itself and I do not see where it says that you must reapply after X amount of time, which I find very unusual. Most applications do expire after a certain time, but most applications aren't for distant learning either and so classrooms (etc.) are limited.
I ask these two questions because IF I do this, I would prefer to avoid paying an additional $75 fee for admission again
My plan is to CLEP in what I can, take whatever exams Excelsior allows me to take without having to be an enrolled student, THEN enroll at the last possible moment. This will help me save a possible $450 which is nothing to sneeze at and the saving of an additional $75 for the admission fee is a nice thing too.
Any help or direction is much appreciated!