in reply to Climbing the corporate ladder

Depending on where in the world you live and what schools you have available, you can look into the possibility of getting some of your degree credits through either testing out of certain courses and/or through experiential credits. You can get credit for things you've done simply by submitting documentation from your employer to the school showing what you've accomplished. You still have to pay a certain fee to gain credit that way, but it's a good way to get part of your degree out of the way.

If you're an experienced programmer why should you have to sit through a class in Basic PC use? Or in Program Design? Talk to a school admissions counselor and the department head of the CIS division and find out how many credits you can get for the stuff you already know.

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Re^2: Climbing the corporate ladder
by drewbie (Chaplain) on Jun 11, 2004 at 14:06 UTC
    Good idea. I must confess though that my first thought was: Isn't that how a "degree mill" works. :-) While I couldn't get out of compiler theory, I should be able to at least get credit for all those freshman/sophmore seminars they make you attend.

    All this talk of school has inspired me to start doing some serious inquiries into taking classes again. I had a friend who got her Masters from UMass Boston last year and had good things to say about them, so I'll probably start there first since tuition is more reasonable at a state school.