ERIC Number: ED037605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
The Large-Scale Use of College-Level Examination Program Credit in a Degree Program for Military and Civilian Adult Students.
Thompson, George G.
The Bachelor of General Studies degree, a special degree program at the University of Nebraska, was established in 1950, as an academic division for the exclusive benefit of adult part-time students. The program has three distinctive features: (1) any useful combination of liberal arts and professional courses is acceptable; (2) the able student can earn academic amnesty to offset potentially crippling qualitative disabilities acquired as an alienated youth; (3) liberal provision is made for translating into college degree credit the general knowledge acquired by adults through informal educational experiences. While originally developed for adult part-time students of the great Omaha area, the degree program has attracted military personnel who now account for the great bulk of the degrees conferred each year. One of the major attractions of the program has been the opportunity to decrease the time required to obtain a degree through the use of credit earned by examination. The college-level General Educational Development (GED) test which was recognized as the standardized college equivalency test, has been replaced by the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). (PT)
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Omaha.
Identifiers: College Level Examination Program; General Educational Development Tests; University of Nebraska