I'll Take Five Bachelor's Degrees, Please

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

  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.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2021
  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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