By Julia Lawrence. Awarding credit based on experience outside the classroom isn’t a new concept for colleges and universities, but several schools around the country have now taken it to the next level — schools like the Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey which, according to The New York Times, will grant a student a degree without them ever having to take a Thomas Edison course.
Thomas Edison grants its students college credit for competence in a particular subject, not by how many hours they spend in lecture halls. Students can earn credits based on other university courses, on military training or even work experience. They take proctored exams at a testing center nearest to their home and should they pass, the course credit is awarded. Read more...