« on: July 21, 2010, 06:04:42 PM »
Here is where I get my thought on it from, in undergrad people who used the CLEP test to get credit for classes they never took were seen by the vast majority of students in the school as smarter than the guys who had to sit in a chair for a semester to end up in the same place. I can't think of anyone, anywhere who actually thought negative of it.
So...based on your experience, you think the average layperson "would be like 'oh my god, you must be a genius!!!! You are self taught, wow!!!!'" There's not enough in there to be pretty sure of anything, really, right?
I know it seems like I'm splitting hairs, but it's an important distinction.