Residency Waiver and Academic Evaluation

I have to say I’m very impressed with the response I got from TESU about the residency waiver. I emailed them on Sunday afternoon to let them know that I couldn’t find where to pay the fee. They emailed me at 9:20 Monday morning with a link. I logged in and paid the waiver and it was all resolved by 9:30am. I expected that I would have to call and be put on hold, etc. This couldn’t have been easier.

Davar Academy and Residency Waiver

This morning (Tuesday), I got the result of my second final from Davar Academy. I passed both upper level finance courses. To transfer the credits, all I had to do was login and press one button and they transferred to TESU, bam.

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10/1/17 – I Just Applied for Graduation at TESU

It’s been a whirlwind weekend. I finished my last two Area of Study courses. I submitted 2 of 3 Communications videos and took my Communications final. After that, I applied for graduation at TESU and submitted several English Composition II papers. I didn’t quite finish everything I set out to, but it was one of my most productive weekends yet, and I still managed to spend a beautiful Saturday with my family in Blowing Rock, NC. We followed it up by driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Blue Ridge Parkway Before Applying for Graduation at TESU

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TESU General Education Electives

This past week, I received my final passing grade for Business Communication and submitted it to ACE. After that, I decided to finish my TESU General Education Electives. I need 21 credits. These are the 15 that I have so far:

  • ALEKS – College Algebra – 3.0
  • ALEKS – Intermediate Algebra – 3.0
  • Study.com – Western Civilization II – 3.0
  • Study.com – A History of Vietnam (Not sure if this will come in as a Gen Ed Elective) – 3.0
  • Study.com – Started Intro to Criminal Justice – 3.0

These are the courses I decided to take:

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7 Online Degree Study Habits

People keep asking me how I manage to take so many courses at the same time and finish them all so quickly. They tell me they would love to pursue a degree online but they’re afraid they’d just start a bunch of courses and never finish them like other projects in their life. How am I able to start and balance so many courses at the same time? How do I actually finish them all in a timely manner? The answer is determination and good study habits. A long time ago, I read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. This post is about the 7 study habits that I use to finish my degree so quickly.

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9/10/17 – Sunday Degree Progress Update

Time for another Sunday degree progress update. This weekend, I wrote and submitted my final 1500-word paper for Globalization & International Management. I put more work into it than I had originally planned, since I only needed 2 points out of 50 to pass. I took my Study.com Western Civilization II final and got a 72% for an overall 81%. I also signed up for Straighterline’s English Composition II and Introduction to Communication, using coupon codes for $25 and $59 off, respectively.

Degree Progress: I started my degree on January 1, 2017. I’m 253 days in, and I’ve completed 95 credits. 

Here’s where I’m at so far in terms of credits and dollars:

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Sent TESU My ACE Transcript Again

If you’re not familiar with ACE Transcript, check out this post I made back at the beginning. Yesterday, I sent TESU my ACE Transcript again, because I want to give them an extra opportunity to evaluate my credits before October. The first transcript was $20, but this one and any future ones are only $15. It might be overkill, but I want to make sure I have everything transferred so I can graduate in December.

TESU My ACE Transcript

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