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Online College that accepts more than 30 credits by exam?

icor1031icor1031 Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
edited September 2016 in College Search & Selection
I'm familiar with TESU, which I believe will allow you to get your entire degree via credit by exam and work experience, but based on my searches, that school is thought of as a joke.

I'm currently enrolled in FHSU, but I can get a max of 30 credit by exam, no matter where I get them (CLEP, DSST, even transferring from TESU).

Are there any decent & reasonably priced schools that will let me do at least 60 by exam? .. I'd love to shorten my time in school.


Replies to: Online College that accepts more than 30 credits by exam?

  • mitchklongmitchklong Registered User Posts: 813 Member
    There are lot more schools that dont cap credits than ones who do. Every school is different though.

    A couple of problems you should be aware of:
    - Schools may give you credit but not exempt you from those subjects. That means you still have to take them.
    - Even if you match up your subjects, you will have a hard time getting any credit in your major
    - Schools may require more of one subject (math, science, etc) than you have taken, so you may still need classes
    - There may be writing requirements that are not likely met through exam
    - All schools have residency requirements, meaning you must take a certain number of credits at that school to get their degree
    - Credit for work experience is rare. Usually that is occurring only under an approved co-op.

  • icor1031icor1031 Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
    I'll have 12 credits from courses, 0 from exam (at the moment). I'm pretty much starting fresh.

    I just want to find one that will let me exam out of 60+.

    Can you name any?

  • icor1031icor1031 Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
  • Argos711Argos711 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Empire State College in NY. There are a ton of colleges as the above responders mentioned. Just gota look for them/
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