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Jun 19, 2012



Hello!

In the vein of some of the long running "ask a professor" threads, I thought I'd make one about higher education in general! While I no longer work directly in higher ed, I spent over fifteen years working in administration, eventually holding a number of senior roles.

I am happy to answer questions about higher ed culture in general, getting a non-teaching job in higher ed, working with students, financial aid, student affairs, admissions, advising, programming, how schools are funded, and lots of fun stuff like that! For those looking for a career, working in higher ed can be really rewarding, and there are far more opportunities when you're not looking for a tenure track job -- and a lot of those other jobs are better paid, with similar benefits.

But, if you're interested, ask away!

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Canine Blues Arooo
Jan 7, 2008

when you think about it...i'm the first girl you ever spent the night with



Grimey Drawer

Are there any formal rules or guidelines on "clepping" a class? (aka, testing out of it and getting credits).

I've heard a dozen different stories about the requirements and even whether or not it's technically legal.

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Jun 19, 2012



Canine Blues Arooo posted:

Are there any formal rules or guidelines on "clepping" a class? (aka, testing out of it and getting credits).

I've heard a dozen different stories about the requirements and even whether or not it's technically legal.

Great question!

It's going to depend on the school, although every school should publish a public guide of what outside credit they take somewhere as part of their accreditation standards. In general public schools are going to be more flexible in allowing outside credit because a lot of that is set at the state level, not school by school. There are no universal rules or standards.

One thing to note though is that even if a school does take CLEP credit, there are some graduate-level programs, like medical schools, which do not accept CLEP credits. And the other consideration is if you're CLEPing a pre-requisite course, will you have enough foundation to be successful in upper level coursework?

Upgrade fucked around with this message at 22:24 on Aug 4, 2021

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






Upgrade posted:

There are no universal rules or standards.

Should be part of the thread title.

GuestBob
Nov 27, 2005



What's the highest bribe you've been offered by an Arab to admit their offspring? For me it was 10k.

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Animal-Mother
Feb 14, 2012

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Which mafias are using university endowments as a slush fund these days?

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