Friday, April 23, 2010

Grand Rapids Press Addresses Issues Of Colleges And Universities Accepting Online Credits In Admissions Process

Grand Rapids Press writer Kym Reinstadler, in an article published April 22, addressed an issue (the willingness of colleges and universities in Michigan, like Ferris State University, to handle credits from online courses) that is making major headlines in the Grand Rapids area:
There are many questions about Grand Rapids Public Schools' planned shift to predominantly online education in its high schools next fall, but whether area colleges will accept credits being earned via computer isn't one of them.

Admissions officers at five of Michigan's public universities and a handful of private schools say they don't evaluate high school transcripts on the mode of instruction.

In fact, transcripts rarely distinguish an online course from one that's taught face-to-face, they say.

Here is more from the Grand Rapids Press article:

Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University, Ferris State University and Wayne State University all told The Press online courses are considered no different than traditional courses when weighing admissions decisions.

It's the same story at Grand Rapids Community College, Calvin College, Hope College, Aquinas College and Cornerstone University.

For the full story, visit the Grand Rapids Press online: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/04/grand_rapids_schools_address_o.html

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