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Hi everyone. Just a quick question if I do information literacy through Penn Foster its 1 CEU. Would that be one of the seven ACE credits? I have racked my brain trying to find a way to get all These classes in, I've confused myself.

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I would assume that it would count as one of the seven transfer credits. However, the excelsior info lit is fairly easy too. I did it yesterday in under 3 hrs.

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BarbaraNM has 3 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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Hi everyone. Just a quick question if I do information literacy through Penn Foster its 1 CEU. Would that be one of the seven ACE credits? I have racked my brain trying to find a way to get all These classes in, I've confused myself.

Hi Brandi, That's what I did... Penn Foster Info Lit, then Eng 101 through Straighterline, and College Level Beginning Algebra through ALEKS. All those were then added to my ACE transcript, and accepted by Excelsior.

A big advantage to Penn Foster is the cost... it was $70. There is a fee also for ACE, $40, which includes one transcript.

Good luck!

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tnmarie specializes in geriatrics, hospice, private duty.

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CLEP is a good alternative to ACE credits once you hit your limit.

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Thank you all for your help! This is an amazing website! I have followed it for a year and am so happy to be a part of it now!

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RyanCarolinaBoy has 11 years experience and specializes in ICU.

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Of note, however, is that EC is NOT currently accepting the Penn Foster Info Lit...check with your advisor before paying the money to take this course...

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Hi Brandi, That's what I did... Penn Foster Info Lit, then Eng 101 through Straighterline, and College Level Beginning Algebra through ALEKS. All those were then added to my ACE transcript, and accepted by Excelsior.

A big advantage to Penn Foster is the cost... it was $70. There is a fee also for ACE, $40, which includes one transcript.

Good luck!

The cost of info lit thru excelsior is $135. It's really not much different than penn foster if you include the transcript costs. Also, your gi bill can be used thru excelsior, assuming you qualify for it.

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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The cost of info lit thru excelsior is $135.

Huh? $135? It's a one-credit course, and a credit hour is currently something like $390.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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The $135 is for the books and materials. This is a course not an exam, since it is a one credit course the cost is $390.

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That may be my bad. I am using the post 911 and that was my cost.

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That may be my bad. I am using the post 911 and that was my cost.

Ok I just looked it up. It's $250 for the info lit course thru excelsior.

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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I pay $250/credit hour being active duty, so if a school charged more than $250/credit hour, I'd be responsible for the difference. I think Post 911 pays up to the $250 cap, but I could be wrong -- haven't tapped into those benefits yet. :)

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