Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by ichgraduate, Jun 4, 2010.
Sounds like my exit cue...
One of the guys on here had to wait a year and half to get into the program at Unisa.
That would be me.
Sorry about that, with a name like Tireman how could I forget it.
Do you have any advice on how I could get in faster? Meaning did you do something "wrong" or is it just common practice to let people wait that long.
I don't doubt the issue of the waiting period but I have to say that I'd be VERY surprised to learn that there is one and only one degree program at UNISA that requires a residency. Especially for the purpose of attending a course on research methodology. ALL UNISA doctoral programs require knowledge of research methodology because they are, by definition, research degrees. But ONLY the DBL program requires a residency? I'll bet that a little checking would reveal that this is not the case.
That is a UNISA thing. You can try Dr Michael Esslen and his folks can help you, but I think it is a UNISA thing.
I can only tell you Kismet, I do not have to go to South Africa. My co-chair ( who is at UNISA, Alex Mouton) has stated that quite loud and clear that I do not have to go. I asked that early in the program. Now this is for the history program. All programs are different.
The big problem is remembering which Tireman. I seem to remember reading, in the archives, posts from a certain Tireman 4, Tireman 44, Tireman 444 and Tireman 4444 and now this new guy hangin out in this thread .
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