Anybody taken LSU online classes?

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    italianCPA
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    Question:

    How are they? I’m planning to take Auditing in order to be licensed in NY as well

    Does NY Board accept Auditing from LSU Online (they should as it’s an upper-level class…starts with 3 and LSU is regionally accredited).

    I’m really having so much trouble with the NY Board (California gave my foreign degree 172 credits while NY gave 120) that I’m taking nothing for granted.

    #343439

    bnrhilton
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    I’m not sure about the online classes but I believe LSU is a good school. My brother went there.

    #343440

    italianCPA
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    I just read credit is given by LSU-Baton Rouge (which is obviously an accredited school).

    I should be good to go.

    #343441

    PistolPete
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    I took 2 of their online distance learning courses. They were a joke, but if you just need them for credit it’s a quick way to get a few hours. And they’re cheap too.

    #343442

    italianCPA
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    Thanks PistolPete,

    I don’t care if they’re jokes or not (it’s busy season as matter of facts and I just came back home half hour ago), just need the auditing credits for NYS.

    Are you a NY candidate? LSU online classes are recognized, right?

    #343443

    RedStorm45
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    My buddy took some online classes to get to his 150 hours with LSU, don’t remember if any were accounting related.

    #343444

    Tebowwwww
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    I took three classes and Massachusetts counted them for my 150, and I assume NY would too. If you’re really nervous about it call the state board to confirm but you should be fine.

    #343445

    Hiles
    Member

    I think they’re great. I have completed 3 and have 2 in process. They all count toward 150 for me in TN. You get an official LSU transcript just like you would for any other school in traditional classes. They will never know they were online, they just see the class name and grade on the transcript. I wouldn’t say they are a joke. Some classes are easier than others but you teach yourself 100% so that can get tricky in some of the more difficult classes. They also have more higher level accounting classes than other distance programs like Advanced Accounting and Government/Not for Profit classes. Plus they are cheap and with my work and travel schedule I like going at my own pace.

    #343446

    katiekanton
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    If you take LSU classes online, how do they make sure you’ve done your stint passed out in a Krystal? Do you need some sort of booze proctor?

    (I’m sorry, guys… I couldn’t resist.)

    #343447

    Veronica75
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    oh Katiekanton… you went there. 🙂

    Originally from Louisiana but living in TX now… I did laugh.

    #343448

    EM0909153
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    I came across this post. I’m looking to possibly take one of these, as I need 3 accounting credits as part of what I need to get to 150, and my local CC’s and such only offer accounting classes I have already taken. What I don’t understand is the testing thing with proctors. It said –

    “Exams. You will need to arrange to have your exams proctored by an approved exam administrator. Your exams will be mailed to your proctor as you become eligible, by submitting the required number of lessons. It may take 3-7 business days for the exams to reach your proctor, depending on where you live in the United States. It may take up to two weeks for your exam to be received back in our office from your proctor. If you are in another country, it will take longer. It is possible to purchase priority processing services, which will decrease mail time. “

    Can someone clarify this that took one of the LSU classes?

    #343449

    Hiles
    Member

    This is the way it worked for me: When I start a class, I go onto the LSU site and select one of their approved proctors. They say you are “eligible” for an exam when you finish the final lesson before a test. So, if the first exam is over lessons 1-5, when you submit lesson 5, they mail the exam. When I finish the last lesson before a test, LSU mails the exam to my proctor in town. I call the proctor to schedule the exam, pay their fee and take it there. The proctor then sends the completed exam back to LSU who then grades the exam and posts the grade online. It usually takes a few days in the mail (3-4 days and I’m in TN).

    I would look at the approved proctor list for your area and give them a call to find out about the fee and to make sure they still do it. I chose a proctor once without calling and they mailed the exam back to LSU without me knowing because they had decided they didn’t do that anymore. So definitely call the proctor before you schedule!

    #343450

    EM0909153
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    Thanks, problem for me is that there is no approved proctors near me, I am on Long Island, nothing on Long Island or even in Manhattan. So I guess this choice is out now. I’ll keep looking for something else.

    #343451

    zerohedge
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    geaux tigers

    #343452

    Hiles
    Member

    I think there is a process to add an approved proctor. I have not done it but I remember reading it somewhere. May be worth a call.

    #343453

    RealDealFSU
    Member

    I have taken a class with LSU online distant learning. It was one of their upper level accounting course, and was fairly straightforward. The teachers take a little too long to grade the assignments, so in the end of the course, I was studying for the final, and took the final without receiving all my assignments back.

    #343454

    LittleMoe
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    Troy University offers most all classes online. I am taking a tax class this summer to finish out the AL license requirements. I have never taken one online but it is my alma mater and a good school. The proctor options include using a service that proctors you through the webcam on your computer. May be an option for you. http://www.troy.edu

    #343455

    dburris34
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    I recently graduated with my BS in BusAdmin, after returning to school as an adult. I would like to take some more accounting classes, so I have enough to sit for the CPA. Before I even get a master’s degree, I need some upper level Accounting classes. I am thinking about signing up for classes at LSU, since they are inexpensive and can work around my schedule. Has anyone done the certificate in accounting from LSU? I need all those classes anyway to get to my 24 hours in accounting. What do employers think about the certificate?

    #343456

    yellowboy817
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    Texas they wont take correspondence courses.

    #343457

    Marivy22
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    I need 9 credits in order to get my CPA in FL.

    I requested some information to LSU, and everything seems ok, but the “proctor” thing I don’t think will work for me. They have only 2 approved in FL, one is in the University of Miami which might work for me, but one of the classes has 3 exams, that means that I will have to coordinate at work to be able to take an exam?!?!

    I have taken online courses before and have submitted all my assignments and exams online. I will look for more information.

    #343458

    Marivy22
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    Got some info.

    They offer 2 programs: LSU Online and LSU IDL (Independent and Distance Leaning). Thru LSU Online you take the exams online by ProctorU. If you enroll on LSU IDL you will have to take the exams at the approved proctor location.

    The dowsize LSU Online is only offering 10 courses at this time, expanding soon. Fortunately, 2 of the courses that I need are available.

    http://cms.outreach.lsu.edu/cms/ExtendedCampus/LSUOnline.aspx

    #343459

    dburris34
    Member

    I signed up for ACCT 2001.

    According to their information booklet (http://is.lsu.edu/newDOCE/PDF/CURRENT_IDL_booklet.pdf), you can use a previously approved proctor, or use a testing center at a locally accredited college or even an ALA accredited librarian.

    My alma mater will provide free proctoring services for me.

    @marivy22, what classes are you taking?

    #343460

    Marivy22
    Participant

    @dburris34

    I need to take

    ACCT3222 – LSU IDL

    ACCT3201 – on hold

    ACCT3021 – LSU Online

    I think I am going to wait until at least 2 are under the LSU Online program. Let us know how it goes…

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