Does your company provide
its services to incarcerated students?
We have many
inquiries from incarcerated students seeking an AA or BA degree that have
education behind them, but are lacking the offical paperwork. Does your
company have a mailing address I can give to these students, since the
internet is not allowed in prison, letters are the only form of
communication they have access to. Thank you for your help.
I take it you are well aware of the University of
Ohio bachelor program for the incarcerated, but will nevertheless point to
the link on the Critical Resources page of this web site (may benefit
others who have an interest).
With respect to BA in 4 Weeks, the methodology is
fully articulated in the text. What inmates would need then, would be a
copy of BA in 4 weeks: The Book. I am unsure of exact publication date but
it should be relatively soon. Those in prison wishing to pursue an
accredited BA degree by examination would need:-
1. BA in 4 weeks published guide (book)
2. Proctors who are willing to invigilate the
3. Facilitating intermediaries to work with prison
administration (the CEA, I take it)
4. Student access to suitable study materials and
5. Funding for eventual enrollment in and
graduation from, one of the assessment institutions.
I would suppose your organization well versed and
able to produce in terms of points 2 and 3. With respect to 1 – easy, buy
the book. Point 4, I list relevant reading material for the exams in BA in
4 Weeks. The list details texts that offer succinct instruction in the
necessary competencies – no more, no less – at the lowest cost possible.
Books should total no more than three hundred dollars. This includes
critical practice exams not on offer elsewhere for free. Many practice
exams are made freely available by the exam providers. I list them in some
detail and link to them in bain4weeks.com. Most freebies are in portable
document file form (PDF). It is likely that permission to print these
on-demand, solely for distribution to the incarcerated would be forthcoming
from the exam providers (ETS et al).
Again, with respect to the BA in 4 Weeks system
and methodologies, all that is necessary in already present in the text.
Should incarcerated learners have specific queries, along the lines of
those in Lawrie’s Q&A, it would be possible to include a mailing
address in the book.
All in all, I think the process outlined above is
far more efficient and economical than learners writing-to-enquire. You may
know better, of course.