Non Traditional Ways to get your College Degree

For many who have been reading my posts, for some time, know what my stance is on a college education and that is, for the most part, you do not need it unless you plan on being a Doctor, engineer, accountant, Lawyer etc…
Colleges have become a money syphoning leviathan selling young people on false hopes. Many who attend these Liberal indoctrination centers graduate with a very expensive piece of paper, debt, and no guarantee that you will get a job in your field of study.
Too many people are going to college because they believe The great American myth: college is for everyone and happiness and wealth depend on a college degree. … And students seeking a college education need more than high IQ numbers.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/digital-pandemic/201502/is-college-waste-time-and-money

Many influential Americans have done just fine without completing a higher education program. From Rush Limbaugh to Kanye West, Sheldon Adelson, Bill Gates, Michael Dell and Mark Zuckerberg its been proven over and over again that college and success don’t always go hand-in-hand.

http://louderwithcrowder.com/the-top-5-reasons-college-may-be-waste-of-time-in-2015/

In the article The Top 5 Reasons College May Be Waste of Time in 2015
Number 4 says:

Technology yesterdays must-have-degree is quickly fading into oblivion as technology makes once essential degrees obsolete. Skill-sets and initiative beat book learning and lectures in a world of YouTube and self learning. Is Vo-Tech becoming a better option than the traditional 4 year program? YES!!

Victor Pride from Bold and Determined says:
College doesn’t guarantee money
https://boldanddetermined.com/18-things-every-18-year-old-should-know/

It is time to get women out of the schooling of boys. It is way past time. Women in our feminized classrooms are consigning generations of our sons to years of misery and diminished futures. The evidence is everywhere. Few dare notice it. Fred Reed

College is a big joke. I said it, you read it. My freshman year of college I had a female English teacher who had the build of a linebacker and, rather than teaching us English, taught us feminism. Every day she would talk about feminism ad nauseam. If you’re thinking wow, what a waste of time you are right.

I wasted a great deal of time in college, aimlessly drifting through because that’s what you’re supposed to do. The cold, hard reality is that you aren’t guaranteed a job or a career and your college degree is going to be the most expensive piece of paper you ever purchase. A college degree in this day and age usually guarantees one thing: debt.
With all of this being said, there are still many of you who must obtain said degree. I am going to give you a road map on how to get a college degree the quickest and cheapest way possible.

As many of you know, we are living in the technology age. We can learn everything we need. We have GOOGLE search engine for research, we have YouTube videos, we have Dummy and idiots guide books for almost any subject and we have the library and tons of articles on all subjects with the search engines searches.
First lets begin by giving you what is available online for free.

You Cannot Afford College Education? Learn Everything Online.

The wealth of knowledge once reserved for the Ivy League Elite is now being released for free on the internet.
In the beginning, information traveled slow, knowledge was confined to a few buildings around the globe that are guarded by high entry fees and standardized test scores.
The number of individuals who could gain access to information was kept to a short acceptance list while many were given an Access Denied. From media to commerce, the education system is no exception to the tornado that is the world wide web. Where once higher education was reserved for those who could pay the toll, the internet, in all its divinity has endowed us with a free higher education experience for all those who have a connection to the great and powerful Wi-Fi. Here are just a few amazing online institutes that offer free college courses for the good people of planet earth, enjoy and never stop learning.

1. Khan Academy

Khan Academy wants to help you learn almost anything for free! Their mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. All of their resources are completely free forever, regardless of whether youre a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. – LINK; https://www.khanacademy.org/

2. EdX

EdX is a non-profit created by founding partners Harvard and MIT. Bringing the best of higher education to students around the world, EdX offers MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) and interactive online classes in subjects including law, history, science, engineering, business, social sciences, computer science, public health, and artificial intelligence (AI). – LINK; https://www.edx.org/

3. Coursera

Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Their technology enables their partners to teach millions of students around the world rather than just hundreds.
We envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education that has so far been available to a select few. We aim to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in. – LINK; https://www.coursera.org/

4. MIT OpenCourseWare

The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone. – Dick K.P. Yue, Professor, MIT School of Engineering
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. Now the wealth of knowledge from one of the most prestigious technology schools in the world, is now available at your finger tips, without the massive tuition prices and near perfect SAT scores. – LINK; https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

5. ALISON

ALISON is a two million-strong, global online learning community, filled with free, high-quality resources to help you develop essential, certified workplace skills.
Our mission at ALISON is simple: to enable you, wherever you are in the world, to learn and get certified new skills at your own pace using our free, interactive, multimedia.
There are over 500 free courses for you to choose from at ALISON. Every course is standards-based and certified, which means bragging rights with family and friends, an edge in your first job or new job, and inspiration to be all you can be. – LINK; https://alison.com/

6. Bookboon.com

Bookboon.com originates from Denmark, out of Ventus Publishing, established in 1988. Ever since it was founded, the company has focused on publishing education related books for business professionals and students.
In 2005 the company made a strategic leap and became the first book publishing company in the world to focus 100% on free eBooks. Ever since, the company has been aiming to set new standards in the world of modern publishing based on the readers needs. – LINK; http://bookboon.com/

7. Open Yale Courses

Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.

It is important to note that for now, the majority of these places do not offer college credit nor a degree, but it brings up a very interesting question. In the pursuit of knowledge is a degree really the only thing that matters? If you learn a skill or trade, is proof by action not enough, or does the piece of paper need to be acquired. There are many people in possession of high degrees because they are good at going to school but are still quite incompetent.

Too much emphasis is put on the degree and not enough on actual skills, talents and knowledge. I dont know about you, but if I learned how to build a Zero-Point Energy Fuel System from MIT, Im going to build that Zero-point Energy Fuel System. It is the experience and knowledge you learn along the way, not the piece of paper at the end of the gift shop that says you were here that matters. Let your actions speak louder than a degree. Link: http://oyc.yale.edu/

Now that you have the free online colleges offering free courses, your job will be to get a college course catalog from your local four year institution. Next, choose a degree in a subject you would like to study.

Ok, now that you have chosen your course of study and the free college you want to learn from keep in mind that with these options alone you will not get your degree. Here is how you will get your degree.

Go to: ->> http://www.excelsior.edu/ and ask for their course catalog. Ask them if they offer degrees in your discipline of study. Excelsior college in not your typical college per say. Excelsior is a credit banking system ware by you send them all or any college credits you many have gathered through your college career. You would send Excelsior your transcripts and the college adds them to your transcript, which means all of your credits are counted for.

Lets say you never placed a foot in a college institution (never been to college), this is ware all of your studying will pay off. Lets say you want a degree in Liberal arts. After, or while studying your courses online, based on the course curriculum you chose, in this case our example Liberal Arts, your next step is to go to ->>https://www.ets.org/gre/subject/about and see what subject tests you need to take.

(Note: to get Excelsior to give you a BA in Liberal arts, you would need to take four GRE subject tests; One in Sociology, Biology or chemistry, Math, and English and one test for your electives like social studies. Each test, if successfully passed, will award you 60 college units or credits. How is that for now stepping foot in a college? Once you successfully pass all of the required GRE subject tests; you send your results to Excelsior College and they will add those 60 credits to your college transcript, which will lead to you getting your certificate BA degree.)

By following this path you will be saving a bank load of money. The only expense you will have is joining Excelsior College and paying for the GRE Subject tests.
Another way to earn credits through testing is from CLEP exams. CLEP exams award students anywhere, from 3 to 12 credits depending on the subject tests taken. For example if you take the CLEP Spanish test, to fulfill a college language requirement, that test awards a student with 12 credits if successfully passed and the English literature or writing exams 3 credits if successfully passed.

For CLEP subject exams go to: https://clep.collegeboard.org/exams

Please let me know how this works for you friend.
Until next time God Bless.
IAAM
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  • This is really useful information. My High school teachers never told me any of the things discussed in this article.

  • And don’t expect them to either.