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(Message started by: huskerdooo on Dec 22nd, 2007, 10:39am)

Title: Exam Application Question
Post by huskerdooo on Dec 22nd, 2007, 10:39am
Hi,

I was fillingout the form to take the test, and I had a question.

I have a BSEE, ABET.  I also have an MBA and a MS in Systems Eng.

Do I need to list the other degrees and provide a transcript?  The BS EE should be good enough to take the test.

Thoughts?

Title: Re: Exam Application Question
Post by biopico on Dec 22nd, 2007, 7:27pm

on 12/22/07 at 10:39:58, huskerdooo wrote:
Hi,

I was fillingout the form to take the test, and I had a question.  The BS EE should be good enough to take the test.

Thoughts?


Agreed

Title: Re: Exam Application Question
Post by huskerdooo on Dec 22nd, 2007, 8:41pm
Well it said in the application:

"EDUCATION: List all degrees conferred in the blocks below."

I was just trying to save 30 bucks in transcript costs, but I would be not honest to eliminate the masters degrees even though they do not contribute to the requirements for the examination.


Title: Re: Exam Application Question
Post by smgsmc on Dec 23rd, 2007, 9:34am
You are correct.  I had asked OED if I needed to submit my grad school transcripts even though a grad degree is not required.  The answer I got was yes.  Was not a big issue for me.   Undergrad transcript cost me $5.  Grad transcript (other school) cost me $7.  So $30 seems like a ripoff.  Nevertheless it's small relative to other fees.  Also, if the form asks for disclosure, give it to them.  It's always best to be conservative than to be accused of intentionally not disclosing info (even if there's no harm done).  As a side note, OED told me it's the undergrad degree that counts.  If you have a BA in economics, for example, and a PhD in physics or EE, you don't automatically qualify, believe it or not

Title: Re: Exam Application Question
Post by huskerdooo on Dec 24th, 2007, 8:06am
Thanks.

I just hope I pass the first time without the extra insult of getting the transcripts again.

Title: Re: Exam Application Question
Post by guest9834 on Dec 24th, 2007, 3:02pm

on 12/24/07 at 08:06:41, huskerdooo wrote:
Thanks.

I just hope I pass the first time without the extra insult of getting the transcripts again.


OED saves your information (for a year, i think) so you don't need to get your transcripts again if you don't pass.

Its still a lot cheaper to pass the first time regardless.  ;)

Title: Re: Exam Application Question
Post by biopico on Dec 26th, 2007, 12:53pm

on 12/24/07 at 15:02:36, guest9834 wrote:
Its still a lot cheaper to pass the first time regardless.  ;)


It saves not only money but also saves time and energy.


Title: Re: Exam Application Question
Post by joe thomson on Dec 31st, 2007, 9:35am
Do you think that the question about any acadamic misconduct includes high school?  And if it does, do you think that the OED would care about it if it from a long time ago (over 10 years)?

Title: Re: Exam Application Question
Post by smgsmc on Jan 1st, 2008, 4:43pm

on 12/31/07 at 09:35:28, joe thomson wrote:
Do you think that the question about any acadamic misconduct includes high school? And if it does, do you think that the OED would care about it if it from a long time ago (over 10 years)?



Well, the wording in the instructions is: "You should, therefore, provide the Office of Enrollment and Discipline with all available information, however unfavorable, **even if its relevance is in doubt** ...So play it safe and disclose.  Now...what about that time in kindergarten when you were sent to the principal's office after you pulled Sally's hair?  :-)

Title: Re: Exam Application Question
Post by joe thomson on Jan 2nd, 2008, 10:32pm
I'm going to disclose, but is it an issue?

Title: Re: Exam Application Question
Post by smgsmc on Jan 3rd, 2008, 2:26pm

on 01/02/08 at 22:32:56, joe thomson wrote:
I'm going to disclose, but is it an issue?

OED will need to decide that, especially since you haven't given any details of the severity of your misconduct.  Regardless, your question is how far back will OED reach.  As far as the instructions go, there is no stated limit.



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