DETC versus Regional degree. Answer this question!

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by anngriffin777, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. anngriffin777

    anngriffin777 New Member

    It was a joke John Bear. Don't make me sell my prized autographed books that I got from you on Ebay, or! I guess you lost your sense of humor. Whatever!!! Have a nice day.
  2. anngriffin777

    anngriffin777 New Member

    To the resident gadfly. I just ran across that word while studying western philosophy and political thought. That is some type of philosophical description of Socrates isn't it? God that is a dry and boring subject. I see why they made him drink hemlock. They wanted to watch him suffer.

  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I'm not personally offended by what you said, Ann. I see it as yet another generality, an undeserved slur against all 34 million Black, Jewish, Catholic, left-handed Canadians. :smile:

    As you may have learned in philosophy class - all generalities are false - including the one I just wrote.

    Yes there are rude Canadians. I myself am a very nasty bald Canadian misery and am rude (mostly) to liars, frauds, narcissists and other overweening pompous individuals given to exalted opinions of themselves. Such individuals can thank their lucky stars that truly rude Canadians - those who elevate rudeness to an art - are such a very small minority.

    As to Canadian bacon - I never touch the stuff. I have chosen not to eat pork - not for religious reasons, but because I don't think it's good for me. I don't drink Canadian or other beer either -- for the same reason, and I hate hockey. I'm a poor sort of Canadian, I guess -- but a loyal one anyway, regardless of my own rudeness. Please don't label all Canadians with my tag. :smile: It doesn't belong to them. Most have done nothing to deserve it, whereas I have worked hard for it.

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  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    If I can get all (French) Canadian, I think that Ann has gotten herself hoist by her own petard.
  5. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Could you tell us which regionally accredited graduate schools will accept a nationally accredited undergraduate degree?
  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    That's what HETA is, Ted. All RA schools listed there say they'll do so.
  7. Petedude

    Petedude New Member

    When I visited Pentiction, BC back around '81-- them Canucks were among the most polite, friendly and helpful people I'd ever encountered. Hope it's still the same there.
  8. Petedude

    Petedude New Member

    Oh, come on, Ted! You've been around here long enough! You should know better than even most of the "veteran" posters here!


    I realize some folks would rather RA schools turn their notes up at NA diplomas, but I disagree with that approach. There are known rigorous NA programs that folks have gone on about at great length here (Aspen U. in the past, for example?).

    I would think RA schools should be allowed the option of accepting NA diplomas at their discretion, and I would hope with the sense to examine the applicant's completed program/individual outcomes before approving entry. There are a good number of NA schools that will provide decent Bachelor's programs at a reasonable cost, and I see nothing wrong with allowing those students to move forward with an RA graduate program if the intended school is willing.
  9. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Really? Who? I've been posting here for a dozen years (and at several other sites). I've posted more than 20,000 times on these fora. No one is more vociferous about the limitations imposed onto degree usage by national (instead of regional) accreditation, and I'm pretty active in such discussions. I don't recall anyone saying that, much less "some folks," which implies it is a commonly held position.

    No, it isn't that RA schools shouldn't accept degrees and credits from NA schools. It's that the often don't that gets pointed out. Those positions are distinct, and only the latter is taken, to my knowledge.
  10. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Hm. I guess I'm getting cynical in my old age, at least as to higher education. Well, and Canadians, Johann! I haven't forgiven you for Stephen Harper yet! Before I shelled out megabucks for a graduate degree from an RA school, I would exhaust every other possible avenue in the DETC world for the degree I'm after. Unless the goal is to teach at the University level, almost unattainable anyway these days, a DETC degree is probably the better, or at least less bad, investment of time and money.

    And if there were no alternative to the RA masters or doctorate, I'd probably look for a different career. In many cases, RA degrees are JUST TOO EXPENSIVE!
  11. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

  12. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Yes, and much has happened. I gave up on the University of London, no reflection on them though, and got my LL.M. from Taft Law in something I thought I could use. But no, I got roped into my current job and will likely retire from it and never do tax.

    Well, maybe when I'm retired and weary of telenovelas!:lol:
  13. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I did a double take, but yes, it has been that long hasn't it? That's longer than I've even known what DegreeInfo is. Of course, he can always be found on the B forum, but this is a welcome cameo.
  14. recruiting

    recruiting Member

    I'd like to see that short list as well...
  15. Petedude

    Petedude New Member

    Not as short as you might think, but most of us don't have time to do that much digging.

    The utility of NA undergrad degrees for graduate studies has improved by fits and starts over the years.
  16. cmin

    cmin New Member

    Are detc degrees internationally recognized?
  17. Ed Edwards

    Ed Edwards Member

    DETC doesn't award degrees, it accredits schools that award degrees.
  18. anngriffin777

    anngriffin777 New Member

    DETC graduate May 30, 2014

    Hello. I started this thread. I went on and graduated from Columbia Southern University on May 30, 2014. I am an official DETC graduate with a BSBA degree. I am definitely going for regional accreditation for my master's degree. Oh yeah, I joined the DETC honor society Delta Epsilon Tau. Woo Hoo!!!:smoker:

    I just refused to take an additional 10 classes at a regionally-accredited school, or take 6 more Dantes/DSST or Excelsior exams for a bachelor's degree at Excelsior College. In other words, I was pooped and ready to be done with anything pertaining to bachelor's degrees. Aside from that, Athabasca University in Canada won't take any national credits or CLEP tests period. I always thought that Canada sucked, with the exception of Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Canadian Bacon. Yum!!!
  19. sideman

    sideman Well Known Member

    Congratulations Ann on your considerable achievement! And welcome my Delta Epsilon Tau sister. But don't give up completely on Canada yet until you've travelled there. It has some of the most beautiful scenery you'll ever experience. Again congrats.
  20. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    Ann, congrats on your accomplishment!


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