John Bear: A question, please

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by rgoodman, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. rgoodman

    rgoodman New Member

    John Bear:
    Which colleges are the 5% that don't accept TESC? Can you give me the names?
  2. DaveHayden

    DaveHayden New Member

    Hi rgoodman

    I am sure Dr. Bear will answer when he has a chance. I believe that he has conducted a survey that asked do you routinely accept non-ra accreditation A. Yes, B. No, C. Sometimes. If so it really wouldn't apply to the specific question of which MA/MS Computer Science degree program would accept your BS from ACCIS. It would seem the best attack would be for you to contact 3-4 programs you would like to apply to and ask them "would you accept a graduate of ACCIS in your program?" Best of luck.

  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Who said this figure exists? I analyzed the data from the survey, and such a question was not asked. There was some reluctance to accept purely DL degrees from RA schools, but none of them rejected RA DL degrees outright.

    Rich Douglas
  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

  5. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Ah, I get it. See, the questions were posed on Likert-type scales, with scores ranging from 6 to 0. John may be referring to a couple of responses on the lower end of the scale, while I'm looking at the lack of responses scoring "0" for that category.

    At any rate, TESC was not singled out. The category was 100% DL RA schools.

    Rich Douglas
  6. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Out of about 335 registrars who returned my questionnaire, 18 (5.3%) checked the box that said they never accept regionally accredited 100% nonresident degrees. That's where the number came from.
  7. Gary Rients

    Gary Rients New Member

    Could you list the names of those schools, or was the questionnaire confidential and/or anonymous?
  8. Dennis

    Dennis New Member

    I'd additionally like to know whether this schools(that outright reject 100% DL degrees)belong mainly to the more prestigious one or whether they are rather average or both.

    Thank you,

    Dennis Siemens
  9. JMcAulay

    JMcAulay New Member

    I would wager large amounts of cash (and I suspect Dr. Bear would not wish to bet against me) that almost all (if not actually all) of these 18 schools have enrolled graduate students with totally DL bachelor's degrees in the past. Furthermore, they will do it again. "Never" is a word which never (?) should be used regarding University admissions. There are just too many exceptions.


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