Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 25
  1. #1
    Legend
    Points: 174,241, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alaskaguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    10,204
    Points
    174,241
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 1

    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


    "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." Albert Einstein
    "If your worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on" Lance Armstrong
    "Dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend in." Paris Hilton
    "Money is one of the greatest instruments of freedom ever invented by man." F.A. Hayek

  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 70,562, Level: 82
    Level completed: 48%, Points required for next Level: 888
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    4,939
    Points
    70,562
    Level
    82
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 34
    Given: 41

    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



  3. #3
    All-Star
    Points: 33,956, Level: 56
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 294
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Fairfield
    Posts
    1,086
    Points
    33,956
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    interesting


    I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I'M FEELING 22!

  4. #4
    Starter
    Points: 73,536, Level: 84
    Level completed: 23%, Points required for next Level: 1,314
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    Messi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    648
    Points
    73,536
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 4

    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    how is this different from online classes?



  5. #5
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 166,966, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    NickTheGreat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    3,736
    Points
    166,966
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 152
    Given: 188

    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?



  6. #6
    Legend
    Points: 195,617, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 83.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranSocial50000 Experience Points
    cowgirl836's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    10,314
    Points
    195,617
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 816
    Given: 793

    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?


    Last edited by cowgirl836; 01-25-2013 at 12:24 PM.

  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 187,363, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    kingcy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Menlo, Iowa
    Posts
    17,291
    Points
    187,363
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 128
    Given: 74

    Re: College Degrees without attending class

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


    The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to have--and that is a moral problem, not an economic one. - Paul Heyne

  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 19,663, Level: 42
    Level completed: 80%, Points required for next Level: 187
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1,022
    Points
    19,663
    Level
    42
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 81
    Given: 400

    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    How do you know what to prepare for?



  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 78,668, Level: 87
    Level completed: 18%, Points required for next Level: 1,482
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Tailg8er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    2,628
    Points
    78,668
    Level
    87
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 109
    Given: 327

    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.......



  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 187,363, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    kingcy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Menlo, Iowa
    Posts
    17,291
    Points
    187,363
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 128
    Given: 74

    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.


    The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to have--and that is a moral problem, not an economic one. - Paul Heyne

  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 206,437, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 30.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Heads in the sky
    Posts
    9,270
    Points
    206,437
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 128
    Given: 542

    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.



  12. #12
    Speechless
    Points: 187,363, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    kingcy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Menlo, Iowa
    Posts
    17,291
    Points
    187,363
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 128
    Given: 74

    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.


    The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to have--and that is a moral problem, not an economic one. - Paul Heyne

  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 164,346, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdriveRecommendation Second ClassSocial
    CLONECONES's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    RVA
    Posts
    7,185
    Points
    164,346
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 5

    Re: College Degrees without attending class

    Does it cost $40,000?




    Self proclaimed 2012 CF Newcomer of the Year

  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 210,362, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 54.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    16,168
    Points
    210,362
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 423
    Given: 213

    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!



  15. #15
    Pro
    Points: 98,437, Level: 97
    Level completed: 70%, Points required for next Level: 613
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    FDWxMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    2,181
    Points
    98,437
    Level
    97
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 31
    Given: 20

    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.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM