The following are actual degree plans provided by those who used them. These provide real-world examples of the alternative education approach at Thomas Edison State University (formerly Thomas Edison State College)
Bricabrac's Four DegreesEdit
Bricabrac completed four degrees in two years for less than the average tuition for one year at a state school! Notice the extensive use of overlapping credits in bricabrac's degree plans. 24 credits were transferred in from community college.
|Bricabrac's AAS in Administrative Studies||$2,491||4.5 mos (start 08-2009, completed 12-2009. grad 03-2010)|
|Bricabrac's BA in Social Science||$3,687||6.5 mos (start 01-2010, completed 07-2010. grad 09-2010)|
|Bricabrac's BSBA in General Management||$3,937||1 yr (start 07-2010, completed 06-2011. grad 09-2011)|
|Bricabrac's AAS in Environmental, Safety, and Security Technologies||$0 (used all overlap credits except for FEMAs, which were free)||2 days to complete 7 new FEMA courses (start 07-2011, completed 07-2011. grad 09-2011)|
JSD's BA Degree Plans Edit
Lindagerr's four degreesEdit
DegreeForum.net user Lindagerr completed four degrees at TESU. She took a more methodical pace and spent six years accumulating the degrees, still faster than some people complete one. Her total cost was roughly $12,000-15,000 including all study materials.
- Lindagerr's AA in General Studies
- Lindagerr's in Environmental, Safety & Security Technologies
- Lindagerr's BA in Natural Sciences/Mathematics
- Lindagerr's BA in Social Science
Clep101's BA in HistoryEdit
View Clep101's BA in History degree plan in the DegreeForum.net forums. Clep101 began working on this degree in May 2010 and completed it in March 2011 using this plan, a total of 10 months.
NOTE: This degree was completed prior to the requirement by TESU of a capstone course for all BA degrees that was implemented in 2012. Always check their website for the most current information.
Clep101 used the following sources of credit to complete this degree:
|CTC||Central Texas College|
|DLPT||Defense Language Proficiency Test|
|TESU||Courses from Thomas Edison State College|
|EC||Courses from Excelsior College|
Note that Clep101 also completed two degrees from Excelsior College using the same method. Because of Army Tuition Assistance and the GI Bill, he only paid roughly $300 in books plus the graduation fees for a total of just over $500.
Levi's degree planEdit
IrishJohn's BA in HistoryEdit
Krisboelte1's BSBA in FinanceEdit
Alleycat's BA in HumanitiesEdit
Cookderosa's template degree plansEdit
The following degree plan templates were created by long-time DegreeForum.net user cookderosa.
Oe800_85's BA in Math PlanEdit
- My degree plan for a Math Major at TESU, I'll write up another quick one that doesn't require my B&M credit.
- Altered version of my degree plan, allowing you to get a Math degree with the fewest courses (I think) possible.
Sanantone's Nearly 100% Test Out Plans (Will update soon for 2015-2016 school year.)Edit
Sample degree plans for "testing out" of various majors at TESU can be found in this discussion .
Yanji's BSBA in General ManagementEdit
Dspoborne's BS in Nuclear Energy Engineering TechnologyEdit
Armyb77's Degree Plan for BSBA in General ManagementEdit
Total Cost of Degree: $4,299.67 Armyb77's BSBA in General Management