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resetreset 01-10-2013 07:48 AM

Is it possible to enter a subsequent course, after studying on the net?
 
I want to know - If I do Coursera, Udacity, etc., will I be able to apply for a Masters program after that? Somewhere on one of the sites, I read that there's no college credit for taking the courses, and I understand that, but if I can THEN join a Masters, *for which* I can get credit, then it's not really necessary in the 1st place, right?

Are there any Masters colleges which will truly EXAMINE what my prior knowledge and expertise is? (It has to be an English speaking country, at least the course has to BE in English).

sundialsvcs 01-10-2013 09:06 AM

You'll have to ask your college-in-question about that sort of thing. Either they accept the credits or they don't.

dugan 01-10-2013 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by resetreset (Post 4867010)
Are there any Masters colleges which will truly EXAMINE what my prior knowledge and expertise is? (It has to be an English speaking country, at least the course has to BE in English).

What you'll need to arrange to do is challenge the undergraduate degree program courses by just writing their final exams.

Here's the application form to challenge the University of Victoria's courses: http://registrar.uvic.ca/undergrad/r..._Challenge.pdf

resetreset 01-11-2013 09:36 AM

That PDF file says something to the effect of "only 15 credits max", and "not open to unclassified, non-degree students", so.... it may not be that progressive a college.

Dugan..... I feel like you're a close personal FRIEND of mine or something, with the number of my questions you've answered :)
What's Canada like anyway? If I go there, will I meet Celine Dion and Avril Lavigne on a bus or something? :)

dugan 01-11-2013 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by resetreset (Post 4867801)
What's Canada like anyway? If I go there, will I meet Celine Dion and Avril Lavigne on a bus or something? :)

I think Celine Dion and Avril Lavigne have cars. :)

It's difficult to answer "what's Canada like?", but one aspect that's relevant to this thread is that universities are government subsidized. The tuition fees are generally much lower than in other countries.

Do be aware that the University of Victoria's (known to locals as "UVic")'s course challenge policies are likely to be shared by every accredited university in Canada.

resetreset 01-12-2013 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4867969)
It's difficult to answer "what's Canada like?", but one aspect that's relevant to this thread is that universities are government subsidized. The tuition fees are generally much lower than in other countries.



Thanks.


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