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Old 03-07-2021, 01:03 PM   #1  
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Default WGU / TESU / Liberty

Several threads about the subject, but hopefully someone will add updated info/experiences.

I have way too much time off, and even when I'm in the middle of a trip, I still have plenty of time to study. And I do not have the magic degre. I may/may not need it in the future, but I'd rather get it done because you never know.

These are the 3 options I have in mind. WGU/TESU are both regionally accredited and I'm not 100% sure about Liberty, but I think it is as well.

Pros about TESU/Liberty, I could use my ATP, 121 experience and type rating to get a bunch of credits. Not an option at WGU, as far as I know. But WGU is competency based, so there's no deadlines per se, you can go as fast as you can.

Tuition wise, Liberty > TESU > WGU.

So far I have started a couple of classes on Study.com, whose credits are 100% transferable to TESU and WGU, and possibly Liberty.

Anyone out there completing or completed classes at Study.com, Sophia, etc....and then transferrred to one of these schools?

It seems to me that the the main difference is the tuition. Other than that they must be pretty similar in terms of difficulty, "reputation", etc...So not sure which one should I choose.

Thanks!.
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Liberty was my second bachelor's degree- I did it for the R-ATP. I transferred in a ton of credits from UNLV. I still had to take a Bible class and the degree specific courses.

I don't think many places are looking at the name of the college on the degree. It just lets you check the box to get the application looked at instead of ignored for not having minimum qualifications
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Several threads about the subject, but hopefully someone will add updated info/experiences.

I have way too much time off, and even when I'm in the middle of a trip, I still have plenty of time to study. And I do not have the magic degre. I may/may not need it in the future, but I'd rather get it done because you never know.

These are the 3 options I have in mind. WGU/TESU are both regionally accredited and I'm not 100% sure about Liberty, but I think it is as well.

Pros about TESU/Liberty, I could use my ATP, 121 experience and type rating to get a bunch of credits. Not an option at WGU, as far as I know. But WGU is competency based, so there's no deadlines per se, you can go as fast as you can.

Tuition wise, Liberty > TESU > WGU.

So far I have started a couple of classes on Study.com, whose credits are 100% transferable to TESU and WGU, and possibly Liberty.

Anyone out there completing or completed classes at Study.com, Sophia, etc....and then transferrred to one of these schools?


It seems to me that the the main difference is the tuition. Other than that they must be pretty similar in terms of difficulty, "reputation", etc...So not sure which one should I choose.

Thanks!.
Liberty University is regionally accredited. Also yes, doing the Sophia courses is a good idea. I'm finishing up my bachelors at LU right now, and I just did the required Statistics course for my degree through Sophia in 2 weeks. LU is pretty chill so far. I just transferred in from community college last semester. But so far its pretty good. The classes aren't difficult. I actually kind of like the 8 week format. Because if you do have a class you dislike, you power through it faster than a normal 16 week semester. Assignments are also reasonable. As already stated, you would be required to take a Bible class, and almost every class at LU has a Christian influence when it comes to assignments. You don't have to be religious though to do well here. I'm not religious, and I don't find the assignments difficult.
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I can only speak for WGU.
Pro's... flat rate per semester, about $3600. Do as many courses as you wish in the 6-month semester for the one price. You can test out quickly on many of the courses. How quick? I finished several in a matter of days or less.
Not too many papers you have to write (depending on major)
pretty liberal on accepting transfer credits.
You can test out 24/7, you have to do a pre-test before the challenge test to complete, many times the pre-test is VERY similar to the challenge.
Thus far, all the instructors are quick to respond and to provide assistance.

Con's... IMHO, you have a mentor that is up your butt, you have to show progress on a regular basis, or they can pull the plug on you.
Not too much leeway on changing courses, the course plan for a major is not as flexible as I would like.
I self pay, I still have to deal with financial aid to get their blessing.

For the price, it is hard to beat. If you desire a Masters, the same format and about $6-800 more per 6 months.
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I did TESU. The ALPA discount makes it fairly cheap and eliminates the residency requirement. If you use Study.com and Sophia you should only have to take 2 classes from TESU directly. WGU may or may not be cheaper, it depends on how fast you go.

All are good options and that is a productive use of your free time. It is better to have the degree than not.
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Thank you guys. I think I'm gonna give WGU a try!.
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Thank you guys. I think I'm gonna give WGU a try!.
Did you pick Buisness or Nuclear Geometry?
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Did you pick Buisness or Nuclear Geometry?
Business. I would've loved Nuclear Geometry
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Will these universitiesí degree be good enough to apply legacy airlines, or should I go for places like ERU?
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Will these universitiesí degree be good enough to apply legacy airlines, or should I go for places like ERU?
any degree can qualify you for a major. Underwater basket weaving will qualify you.



The most important thing is Total time. If your Goal is to go to DAL. Then have a high GPA and do it full time and not online if in aviation. If your goal is any other carrier (legacy) get a degree online or not. Get extras like Chief pilot, management, volunteer work, and have a high GPA. Riddle has a reputation but so does ATP. Total time is key. Donít get a degree in aviation unless you can put in the necessary time to have Aís and avoid failures. Itís time intensive and can take longer than doing the certificates first then adding the degree while working as a regional FO/cap.

Keys

tt > degree early on


degree> tt later on (depending on 121, and TPIC)

college provides fin Aid but additional work while in training. You donít finish any faster than if you just got the certs.


route A
2-4 years for a degree (250)
2-2.5 years as a CFI
qualify for 1000-1250

total Years of service 4-6.5 to qualify for regional


route B
1-2 years for certs (250hrs)
3-4 as CFI (average cfi gets 300-400 hours a year)

1500 atp required

4-6 years to become qualified for regional
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