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    College Degrees without attending class

    University of Wisconsin will grant bachelor's degrees based on a person's knowledge as demonstrated in online tests, not on class time or credits, the first such offering from a public university system.
    College Degree, No Class Time Required - WSJ.com


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    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    we've had MBB and FB players do this all the time. one guy spent almost an entire fall semester in Germany



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    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    interesting


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    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    how is this different from online classes?



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    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    Quote Originally Posted by Messi View Post
    how is this different from online classes?
    Sounds like you get the chance to test out of classes. Pretty sweet deal, maybe?



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    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    I think it's a good idea. I think it was mostly directed toward working adults who are already well into their career. Think someone who's been laid off from their job and having trouble finding another because they don't have a degree listed on their resume even though they may have 20 years of experience in their field. Or those lacking the time/money to go back to school to finish off a degree. If you demonstrate the necessary knowledge relevant to the degree - why not get credit for it?


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    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    So why ever go to college? Get a job, work 5 years and take the test.


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    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    How do you know what to prepare for?



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    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    So why ever go to college? Get a job, work 5 years and take the test.
    Because...

    You can't get a job because you don't have any skills. You don't have any skills because you didn't go to college. You didn't go to college because you don't have any money. You don't have any money because you can't get a job. You can't get a job because.......



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    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    Quote Originally Posted by Tailg8er View Post
    Because...

    You can't get a job because you don't have any skills. You don't have any skills because you didn't go to college. You didn't go to college because you don't have any money. You don't have any money because you can't get a job. You can't get a job because.......
    But this is for people that have worked in given field but dont have a degree.


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    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    So why ever go to college? Get a job, work 5 years and take the test.
    The girls and the booze... duh.



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    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    The girls and the booze... duh.
    You can still have that without going to college.


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    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    Does it cost $40,000?




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    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    You can still have that without going to college.
    Not in the same quantity and quality!



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    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    So why ever go to college? Get a job, work 5 years and take the test.
    That's oversimplifying things quite a bit.

    Who is going to hire you with no experience AND no education?

    And, if you do land such a job with no exp or ed, and you can do it well with no exp/ed, is a college degree really necessary in the first place? Probably not.



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