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Why a person with a first degree is not eligible for another?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by seasurfer, Apr 19, 2005.

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  1. seasurfer

    seasurfer Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Why a person with a first degree is not eligible for another?

    I asked Harvard and MIT they say a person who has a first degree is not eligible for another, why is this so? what if this person is really interested in something new?
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  3. dancinjenn

    dancinjenn I'm ready for my close up 7+ Year Member

    Feb 10, 2004
    That sounds like a load of bull. I have two different bachelor's, one from 2000 and another from 2003. You'd think they would say yes just because they could get your money.
  4. seasurfer

    seasurfer Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    But that was what Harvard and MIT said? So far I have only asked these two.
  5. liverotcod

    liverotcod Lieutenant Crunch 10+ Year Member

    Nov 1, 2003
    What kind of degree are you talking about?
  6. synapse lapse

    synapse lapse tokyo robotic 10+ Year Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Maybe Harvard and MIT won't let you go there after getting a degree at another institution. I know Harvard won't accept anyone with more than 60 hours to transfer, and you can't relinquish hours. This may be because they don't want people trying to get in after another degree and using 60 hours from their first toward a second, enabling them to get a Harvard degree with only 2 more years of work. I am speculating, but I am almost positive less prestigious institutions wil let you get a second degree there. Also, you can almost always go back and get a second degree from the school you went to originally, so if you are a Harvard alum you probably can get a second degree.
  7. FloridaMadame

    FloridaMadame Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jan 30, 2005
    I don't know what their reasoning is, but as a graduate of MIT, I know that it is true. I remember reading this little fact on their website when I was in the midst of applying to undergrad. I thought it was a little strange, but since it didn't apply to me, I never bothered to find out the reason. :confused:
  8. Megalofyia

    Megalofyia 425 lbs and growing 10+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2001
    MIT only likes first time freshmen... or something to that effect.. I think you have picked the two schools that wont let you get a second degree.

    I know that other schools will let you get second degrees.

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