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Has anyone been overlooked for a degree
#1
Hello -

I am preparing to embark on the credit by exam journey.  

I wondered if anyone has had problems with their degree since there are not trasnscripts that show a grade.

Also, How can I test for the advance classes needed for an Accounting Bachelors Degree?  at THomas Edison?

Thank you for your help!

C
#2
Not having grades generally won’t be what hurts you. Hell, Yale Law doesn’t give grades. Plenty of schools don’t. If you get any pushback it’d more likely be because the credits themselves are from non traditional sources, not because they didn’t have grades.

But it really does depend on your end game and what you’re trying to do. A super competitive grad school? Look into their admissions requirements, you might need a specific amount of grades credits with a certain GPA or a certain GPA within your field, etc. Speaking of law school, you definitely need graded credits to satisfy LSAC’s requirements for any ranked school.
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#3
This is why my mother is so concerned. She's afraid I'll put in all this work for a BSBA, just for employers to overlook it. I try to reassure her, but honestly, I have my worries too.
#4
With some exceptions for more prestigious career paths, businesses generally don’t care or ask about your GPA. HR/recruiting just wants to check the box that says you have an accredited degree (sometimes in fact just in ANY major).
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(08-27-2018, 07:22 PM)jsd Wrote: With some exceptions for more prestigious career paths, businesses generally don’t care or ask about your GPA. HR/recruiting just wants to check the box that says you have an accredited degree (sometimes in fact just in ANY major).

It's not so much the GPA I'm worried about, but rather the questions that come along with the degree. "Did you attend the TESU campus?" which then leads to "So you did the distance program?" which is where things could possibly go downhill.
#6
I can attest to that as well. Everywhere I have worked, they just wanted to know what qualifications you had, not look at your transcript for a grade point average. Nobody cares if you physically attended a campus or not.
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Aleks: 3cr, Insurance Institute: 2cr NFA: 1cr 
Sophia: 2cr Straighterline: 48cr TEEX: 6cr 
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#7
So many people have degrees these days, its usually just to 'tick the box' most employers just want someone who can do the job...see all these false papers fiascos floating around? Many prominent CEOs and managers have been able to get to that position because they said thay had a degree! They proved they could do the job and degree or no degree theu proved they can. Many people here including me are in a position where they are doing a job and just need a degree for formality because degree or no degree we can do the job.

Study hard for your degree but dont use it as the best thing about you, show your potential employer ypu can do the job and go for it. Or better yet if you study business just start your own.
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BA Liberal Studies, TESU  '19
AS  Natural Science and Mathematics, TESU  '19

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(08-27-2018, 07:31 PM)armstrongsubero Wrote: So many people have degrees these days, its usually just to 'tick the box' most employers just want someone who can do the job...see all  these false papers fiascos floating around? Many prominent CEOs and managers have been able to get to that position because they said thay had a degree! They proved they could do the job and degree or no degree theu proved they can. Many people here including me are in a position where they are doing a job and just need a degree for formality because degree or no degree we can do the job.

Study hard for your degree but dont use it as the best thing about you, show your potential employer ypu can do the job and go for it. Or better yet if you study business just start your own.

That was actually pretty inspiring. 

The real reason I'm pursuing a business degree is that I'm currently running a small business, and want to be taken more seriously in hopes of being able to grow it. I don't plan on actually needing the degree, so I guess it's more for my confidence in moving forward in the business world as a young woman. Maybe it'll open up more opportunities. The way I see it, it'll either further my career or work as a plan B if everything crashes and burns.
#9
(08-27-2018, 07:28 PM)katelynn Wrote:
(08-27-2018, 07:22 PM)jsd Wrote: With some exceptions for more prestigious career paths, businesses generally don’t care or ask about your GPA. HR/recruiting just wants to check the box that says you have an accredited degree (sometimes in fact just in ANY major).

It's not so much the GPA I'm worried about, but rather the questions that come along with the degree. "Did you attend the TESU campus?" which then leads to "So you did the distance program?" which is where things could possibly go downhill.

“I completed my degree online” is an honest answer that is completely acceptable in 2018 for probably 90% of the job market.
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#10
I'm not too worried about it. Granted, my main reason for wanting a degree is because I want to go work in a country that requires it for visa reasons. However, even if that wasn't the case a TESU degree wouldn't worry me. At the end of the day you having a degree is just one of the criteria that people are going to look at. Where your degree comes from will matter even less in the grand scheme of things.
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