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    Credit where it's due?

    Looking at the Saylor courses, I see that many offer proctored exams while not having the seal of approval of ACE or NCCRS. Legitimate schools will not give course-by-course credit for those courses but I believe they can consider the student qualified for, say, a graduate program if those courses indicate undergraduate competence in some discipline.

    Does anyone know of this happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by decimon View Post
    Looking at the Saylor courses, I see that many offer proctored exams while not having the seal of approval of ACE or NCCRS. Legitimate schools will not give course-by-course credit for those courses but I believe they can consider the student qualified for, say, a graduate program if those courses indicate undergraduate competence in some discipline.

    Does anyone know of this happening?
    Saylor is not streamlined very well. Some of their courses are ACE under "Saylor" but others are ACE only under "Alternative Credit Project." Others still are NCCRS.
    Which ones are not for credit but have proctored options? Maybe that "list" is in progress for credit? WHICH WOULD BE FANTASTIC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa View Post
    Saylor is not streamlined very well. Some of their courses are ACE under "Saylor" but others are ACE only under "Alternative Credit Project." Others still are NCCRS.
    Which ones are not for credit but have proctored options? Maybe that "list" is in progress for credit? WHICH WOULD BE FANTASTIC!

    At the bottom of the course descriptions you see check marked Final Exam and/or Proctored Final Exam.

    The proctoring is through ProctorU or in-person with a librarian or...

    Schools like TESU or Excelsior may then allow PLA credit for some courses.


    But what about Prosaic University? How would Prosaic treat the proctored courses, with good grades, in an evaluation of the individual?

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    @Stanislav (I know that paging doesn't work)

    Stanislav went from a BS to an MS in Applied Math to a PhD in Computer Science . Such switches seem to be common but how do schools determine an individual to be qualified in a field other than the field of prior study?

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