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Comment Re:Check out WGU (Score 1) 370

After a brief review, this (WGU) actually sounds very promising. Fully accredited, work at your own pace, cheap (~$3,000 per 6-month term), liberal acceptance of transfer credits, acceptance of industry standard certifications for degree credit, credit given for anything/everything you can test out of, and an interesting non-traditional, non-class-based program of study. I'm surprised I hadn't heard of this one before. Thanks.

Submission + - University of Wisconsin Confirms: Yellowstone Supervolcano Is Dying (

An anonymous reader writes: One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered volcanic-panic community when IBT announced that the supervolcano under Yellowstone could be dying. Environmental groups are already petitioning the president to order emergency drilling to save the life of this magnificent beast.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: What's the fastest, cheapest way to get a Bachelor's degree? 2

AnOminusCowHerd writes: I have an Associates degree in programming and systems analysis, and over a decade of experience in the field. I work primarily as a contractor, so I'm finding a new job/contract every year or two. And every year, it gets harder to convince potential employers/clients that 10-12 years of hands-on experience doing what they need done, trumps an additional 2 years of general IT education.

So, I'd like to get a Bachelor's degree (preferably IT-related, ideally CS, accredited of course). If I can actually learn something interesting and useful in the process, that would be a perk, but mainly, I just want a BSCS to add to my resume. I would gladly consider something like the new GA Tech MOOC-based MSCS degree program — in fact, I applied there, and was turned down. After the initial offering, they rewrote the admissions requirements to spell out the fact that only people with a completed 4-year degree would be considered, work experience notwithstanding.

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