The Plan:

Alright, we have talked about ACE, we covered “The Big Three,” and the considerable benefits of utilizing college equivalency exams. How can you apply that information in a meaningful way? To get you started, I provided the plan I followed while working on my second degree at Excelsior College. Please don’t take any of this information for granted. While most of it is accurate and will work great, it is a few years old, and I had completed many of the requirements before starting the program. It is best to make a phone call and get verification from the school if you have questions before you spend any time or money.

I constructed this for someone who has zero college credit hours and I didn’t consider any benefits that might be available through work, grants, tuition reimbursement, or scholarships. For example, at the time of this writing, an active duty military member can take CLEP and DSST exams for free at their installation’s education office. In their case, the cost of this degree plan is even cheaper. Someone following this plan can expect to finish a Bachelor’s of Business in General Business from Excelsior College while taking only two traditional college courses online. I’ve provided study resources that can be used to prepare for the exams and satisfy the course requirements. Some of the resources I’ve listed I haven’t yet covered on the blog, but I will be adding them as time permits. I wanted to provide this information now so you can get an idea of how to break up the problem satisfying degree requirements.


Exam to fill Degree Requirements

Type

Study Source

Exam Cost

Course/Exam Scheduling & Info

Excelsior College Examination (ECE) ENGx111 English Composition
(Fulfills the requirements for associate and bachelor degrees)
ECE Can use Excelsior, Instantcert, or SpeedyPrep to prepare $460 http://www.excelsior.edu/exams/english-composition
Principles of macroeconomics CLEP SpeedyPrep $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/macroeconomics
Principles of microeconomics CLEP SpeedyPrep $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/microeconomics
Natural Sciences CLEP $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/natural-sciences
Precalculus / Algebra with Trigonometry ALEKS Online Course ALEKS N/A Online self-paced virtual course
Statistics ALEKS Online Course ALEKS N/A Online self-paced virtual course
Information Literacy 8 wk Online Course Excelsior College Course $240 Note: Must complete within first 13 credits after enrolling

Additional Arts & Sciences electives (39 Credits)

Social Sciences/History (9 Credits)
Introductory psychology CLEP SpeedyPrep $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/psychology
Introductory sociology CLEP SpeedyPrep $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/sociology
Western Civilization I CLEP SpeedyPrep $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/western-civilization-i
Western Civilization II CLEP SpeedyPrep $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/western-civilization-ii
History of the United States I CLEP SpeedyPrep $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/history-us-i
History of the United States II CLEP SpeedyPrep $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/history-us-ii
American Government CLEP SpeedyPrep $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/american-government
Human Growth and Development CLEP SpeedyPrep $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/human-growth
Introduction to Educational Psychology CLEP Instantcert $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/education-psychology
Humanities (9 Credits)
Humanities CLEP SpeedyPrep $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/humanities
Ethics in America DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets
Art of the Western World DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets
The Civil War and Reconstruction DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets

Business Component (39 Credits – 18 UL)

Introductory Business Law CLEP SpeedyPrep $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/business-law
Principles of Marketing CLEP SpeedyPrep $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/marketing
Principles of Management CLEP SpeedyPrep $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/management
Financial Accounting CLEP Instantcert $80 https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam/financial-accounting
Human Resource Management ECE Instantcert $95 http://www.excelsior.edu/exams/human-resource-management
Labor Relations ECE Instantcert $95 http://www.excelsior.edu/exams/labor-relations
Organizational Behavior ECE Instantcert $95 http://www.excelsior.edu/exams/organizational-behavior
Principles of Finance DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets
Money and Banking DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets
Business Ethics and Society DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets
Introduction to Computing DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets
Personal Finance DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets
Introduction to Business DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets
Management Information Systems DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets

Applied Professional or Free Electives (14 Credits)

A History of the Vietnam War DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets
An Introduction to the Modern Middle East DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets
Introduction to World Religions DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets
Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets
Western Europe since 1945 DSST Instantcert $80 http://getcollegecredit.com/exam_fact_sheets

Capstone

BUS511 – Strategy and Policy (Course) 8 wk Online Course Excelsior College Course $1,470 http://www.excelsior.edu/courses Search for BUS511

Admin Fees

$1,660 Add $495 for every year you don’t complete your degree.

Estimated Course & Testing fees

$5,055 Added $40 for a subscription to ALEKS to complete the Math requirement.

Study costs

$360 Assuming 36 exams @ 4 exams per month with a subscription to both Instantcert.com and SpeedyPrep.com for 9 months.

TOTAL

$7,075 Assuming total dedication to 4 exams per month and no failures. Expecting to graduation in just over 1 year including both required courses from Excelsior.




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