Study 2 Distance Learning Program simultaneouly

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by shirleyngan, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. shirleyngan

    shirleyngan New Member

    Dear All,

    Is there anyone here experienced to take two DL degree programs at the same time?

    What do you think about it?
  2. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    I used to hear from readers who routinely did 3 or 4 or more courses at a time with 3 or 4 or more different schools -- typically applying all the credits to a single program, such as Edison or Charter Oak.
  3. codekiller

    codekiller New Member

    Hello , shirley

    I dont see a problem with it unless the school is accelerated then you will have problem with deadlines and you also have a definate begining and a definite end . If your school doesnt have a have a definite beginnig and definite end and you advance through your studies on a subject by subject basis It will be alot easier to manage. I believe Ashworth is setup that way so I dont think you would have much of a problem if the other degree was also from Ashworth or similiar program. Just know your limits and stick to them and if at some point you dont think you can handle 4 classes try 3 etc til you find a point that is comfortable for you to sucessfully handle both degrees simultaniously.

    That's my 2 cents
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  4. Dennis Ruhl

    Dennis Ruhl member

    I am taking courses from 4 different schools. A few years down the road I should get a whack of degrees.

    They are in 3 different fields and are all for personal interest. One is regionally accredited and has a fixed timetable but I just take 2 courses per year.

    The rest are open ended. When I have time, I work on a course.

    As the programs are not tied to any career goals, when I finish is unimportant.
  5. roysavia

    roysavia New Member

    Re: Re: Study 2 Distance Learning Program simultaneouly

    I had you pegged as the social reform type. I already had my sign placed on my front lawn which reads- Dennis Ruhl for Prime Minister (Conservatives, of course). With all those assignments, when are you going to have time to take on the Liberals
    :D :D :D
  6. Dennis Ruhl

    Dennis Ruhl member

    Re: Re: Re: Study 2 Distance Learning Program simultaneouly

    I tried for a nomination and failed 4 years ago. I would try again if I had a spare $50,000 and a retiring incumbant. The nomination was won by a representative of the Christian right who started the downhill slide of the Conservatives, in the recent election, by commenting on abortion in the national media. Yes it was him.
  7. dlkereluk

    dlkereluk New Member

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Study 2 Distance Learning Program simultaneouly

    You sought a nomination in BC?
  8. Fortunato

    Fortunato Member

    Many schools specifically prohibit you from enrolling in another degree program concurrently with one of their degree programs. Personally, unless you really, really, really need to learn diverse subject matter at the same time, I'd recommend against it. You can probably progress faster taking more classes in one of your chosen fields per semester and taking advantage of the similarities between classes than you would taking classes on wildly divergent subject matter simultaneously.

    In my studies at the University of Wyoming, I've been able to be very agressive by taking similar classes in the same semester - for example, I took the CLEP test for Principles of Business Law late in the Spring Semester 2003, then took Real Estate Law and Business Organizations and Government Regulations during Summer Semester. By studying these related subjects simultaneously, I was able to leverage the similarities between the classes. The same thing came into play when I took two economics classes in the same semester.

    Of course, I'm only laying out what meets my needs. If you can find two schools (or two degree programs @ the same school) that will let you register simultaneously, and you think you can handle the workload, I say more power to you! Good Luck!
  9. shirleyngan

    shirleyngan New Member

    Employers' view

    Thanks for your sharing!!

    I would like to know how the employers feel when he/she saw that you completed 2 degree at the same.
  10. Dennis Ruhl

    Dennis Ruhl member

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Study 2 Distance Learning Program simultaneouly

    The BC guy was the clincher and a good one. The first lemming over the cliff was the health critic, my neighbor.

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