Article on fast accreditated degree

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by daverolph, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. daverolph

    daverolph New Member

    It has been quite awhile since I've seen it but I remember an article someone wrote showing the possibility of getting a legitimate degree really fast using CLEP etc. A friend of mine was asking about it, as I had mentioned it to him awhile back, and I can't seem to find it. Does anyone have a copy of it or a quick link to it? It seems like it was called "Getting a degree in 60 days" or something like that. If I remember, it seems that the same person also did one for a masters. Thanks for any help.
  2. chachoran

    chachoran New Member

  3. chris

    chris New Member

    You can get one

    through Charter Oak State College, Excelsior or Thomas Edison State College. However, I do not know of one which ofers a masters.
  4. Jodokk

    Jodokk Member


    I don't know of a single RA masters program like that. Excelsior has a great transfer policy I think 21 credits.

    But as far as testing out of masters. There are probably plenty of non-ra schools that will do just that for you. Whether they will be worth a plug nickle or not depends on your goals for the degree.
    (hang on wall in basement and impress drinking buddies vs teach at a college level...and so much in between.)
  5. Jodokk

    Jodokk Member

    Oh Yeah

    COSC does not offer a masters, excelsior and TESC do.
  6. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    On the horizon, there is a regionally-accredited Master's where 100% of the work can come from prior learning. I'm sure news of it will be posted here the moment it happens, which could be a few months or a few years or conceivably never. Will it be a harbinger of things to come or a rare event?

    John Bear, who still marvels that the "Big 3" of 1975
    are still the "Big 3" of 2004. Some of us believed,
    back then, that it would be the "Big 50" by now.
  7. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Any thoughts as to why that is so? Not enough moolah or boola, boola as an assessment school?
  8. Whatsamata

    Whatsamata member

    MBA with fewest courses

    I am new here, so new that this is my first post. I have asked this question in another forum, but they promote National or no accreditation. I wish to get an MBA at a regionallly accredited university only. Are there currently any universities that require less then 12 courses that don't charge an arm and a leg.

    Who or what is the "Big 3"
  9. Excelsior College
    Charter Oak State College (COSC)
    Thomas Edison State College (TESC)
  10. dmprantz

    dmprantz New Member

    I always thought it had something to do with accredidation. I remember hearing some where that most or all RA bodies insist upon a residency requirement, but "the big 3" all originally being state schools, worked specifically with the RA bodies to get around it by jumping through hoops. I could be wrong. Of course, the money aspect is a big deal too, as profitable as DL schools are right now (charging high premiums for flexible schedules) who would want to offer some one a degree without that?


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