Slowest student in the world...

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by AsianStew, May 22, 2023.

  1. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

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  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I feel better about my own pace... slightly! :D
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  3. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Well, he got a law degree and practiced law during those 54 years. So, I couldn't really go with any record but, it does make a very nice title for the story title and a fun story to read as well.
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  4. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Well-Known Member

    I wonder how the credits were still valid after 54 years. Most schools won't allow credits over 7-10 years old.
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  5. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I was well on my way to beating his record, so long as I lived enough years. Then DI and DF helped me to make a patchwork quilt bachelor's degree from all the disparate remnants of college credits I had lying around.
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  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    When I went back to school, here in Canada in the 80s I got around 24 college credits for 8 subjects taken in the 5th (optional) year of high school (Grade 13) which we no longer have. IIRC those credits were 24 years old. Yeah, that would be right. 17 when I earned them, 41 or 42 when I got the college credit.

    People who finished the 5th year graduated twice. Grade 12 was called Junior Matriculation and Grade 13 was called Senior Matriculation, as I remember. These credits helped a lot. My college program (2 year diploma via night school) was 76 credits. I'd earned about 17, they gave me 24 which put me at 41 - over half-way through. I'm no speed demon. Took me another 4 years to finish
    in night classes (still working f/t) but ... it kept me (mostly) out of the bars. :)

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