ERIC Number: ED068034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Regents External Degree. Handbook of Information for Candidates.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Regents External Degree Program.
The Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York established Regents External Degrees as an alternate route to a college degree. Specifically designed for those individuals who choose to learn on their own, the program is based on the philosophy that what a person knows is more important than how he learned it. Thus, on-campus residence or classroom attendance is not required in order to earn a Regents External Degree. Three degrees are currently offered in this program: (1) the Associate in Arts; (2) the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; and (3) the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing. The completion of any of the following will be considered for credit toward earning a Regents External Degree: (1) regular college courses from regionally accredited institutions of higher learning; (2) recognized proficiency examinations; (3) approved military educational programs; and (4) special assessment of knowledge gained from experience, independent study, or other non-traditional approaches to education. (Author/HS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bachelors Degrees, College Credits, Degree Requirements, Degrees (Academic), Equivalency Tests, External Degree Programs, Higher Education, Program Guides, Special Degree Programs
Regents External Degree, State Education Department, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12210
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Regents External Degree Program.