U Of Maryland Accepting Correspondence Courses
Q: Does anyone know if the University of Maryland accepts distance education courses from other schools. I want to finish my degree and I have taken classes through correspondence from BYU and LSU. Does anyone know about this. If they do I should only have to take the last 30 credits from them. If not does anyone know of other schools who do? My major is in the Liberal arts area. I need a degree in order to move up in my carrer.
A: Ah, but of course they do. They have long been in the nontraditional education game. I earned 3 units in sociology from their Asian Studies division while bouncing up and down in the Sea of Japan. Bear in mind, though, that *how* they were earned is much less important than in which area they were earned in. But where the credits from University of Maryland or from another school. I'm just trying to transfer in some upper level electives from BYU that I took through correspondence. I know the University of Massachuetts at Lowell doesn't accept distance education classes an I was hoping U. Maryland would. How very odd that UML wouldn't accept distance education classes as a matter of policy. That is incredibly unusual. I am positive that the University of Maryland does (as does every other university that I know of, except apparently UML). UML actually said that they accept no DE classes for transfer? Learn something new every day. Now, not accepting the credits because you don't offer a comparable course, or some other such reason is something entirely different. Yes, cost is an important factor, as I am not one of those "rich Americans". And, accredited credit is very important to me, and I was contemplating using CALCampus as a vehicle towards that goal- if in fact CALCampus is able to deliver the goods as advertised. But, as of yet, I can't seem to find a soul who has taken any of their coursework, so unless I plunk down my hard earned bucks to see what they have to offer, I'm not going to know. SO, I guess I'll never know, as I'm not going to give up the bucks on speculation. As my ultimate goal is to secure accredited college hours at the lowest price possible, I have located several alternatives to CALCampus. While these are a bit more expensive, they deliver with solid education which is accredited and relatively inexpensive. The cheapest of these are LSU, Texas Tech, and U.of Arkansas of the major schools, with a few Community colleges offering some correspondence courses a bit cheaper. I've decided to go with LSU for two reasons: Cost - at $55 per sem hour, it is the cheapest, and they also don't charge for transcript fees.
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