I'll Take Five Bachelor's Degrees, Please

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by asianphd, Jun 9, 2021.

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  1. asianphd

    asianphd Active Member

  2. Vicki

    Vicki New Member

  3. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I agree with the Provost that being able to complete 64 credits a term (simultaneous enrollment in at least 20 courses) and earning A's and A-'s might suggest that the quality of the instruction or assessment is not up to snuff. A People Search shows an entry for Eric H Coyle, age 47. Being 24 in 1998 would make him 47, so that lines up: https://radaris.com/p/Eric/Coyle/

    Edit: I went right to NYT article, but the CS Monitor article provides more specifics:

    Even 14 courses is an overwhelming amount.

    It lists residencies potentially in Nevada, West Virginia, New York, Texas, Kansas, DC, Washington, Virginia, Arizona. A search of the Bar in those states did not turn up any Eric Coyle.

    The Georgetown face-book for 1998 (the kind that inspired the eponymous social network) shows Eric Coyle on page 9 of the PDF: https://repository.library.georgetown.edu/bitstream/handle/10822/1042234/gulc_facebook_1998.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

    So we know he got into Georgetown and is hopefully living in a good life. My guess is he consciously chose not to have an internet presence.
     
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  4. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    It is a great feat, there are so many individuals who are amazing as students. This determination/drive and the goal of finishing their educational journey is tremendous. Numerous people have tried taking a couple or more Bachelors degrees during their undergrad, it's more common than you think, but I wouldn't recommend it the old fashion way of "taking courses". Each school has their "challenge exam option", which should be much easier and straightforward. I hope in the future there more options for accelerating and compacting education studies...

    For those who want to read more and can't access those two sites, here's a news article.
    Link: https://lasvegassun.com/news/1998/feb/21/unlv-senior-taking-64-credits-this-semester/

    BTW, this isn't "new", other's have done similarly at different institutions.
    Link: http://magazine.ucla.edu/features/smart_set/
     
  5. Vicki

    Vicki New Member

  6. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

  7. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Active Member

    Depends on the quality of the school. :D
     

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