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I might apply to the [Harvard Extension] school if my transfer application to Penn is rejected.
HES and Harvard College degree are both real Harvard Undergraduate degree.
there are lots of valuable resources at Extension and personally, you're overall disregard for the program is your own viewpoint
How can I present the ALM on my resume?
Harvard University offers the following degrees in Extension Studies:
Associate in Arts
Bachelor of Liberal Arts
Master of Liberal Arts
It is acceptable, therefore, to list the ALM degree on your resume in the following manner:
Harvard University, Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in History
Unacceptable: Harvard University, MA in History
HES students CAN put on their CV that they received a Bachelors from Harvard University.
Last, before you continue making a fool out of yourself on this thread, you should look at most of the past Alumni bulletins. A lot of HES grads go on to top schools. Georgetown Law, NYU Law, Harvard Law, UC Berkeley MBA, MIT Comupter Science, Brown PhD, Carnegie Mellon MBA, Columbia PhD, and on and on. It's not just a "small" number.
re: the statement that "HES alumni have been admitted to Harvard PhD, HMS, YLS, ...", the admissions rate of people into those programs who have only HES degrees (not an HES master's certificate on top of an existing bachelor's degree) is extremely small compared to the admissions rate of students with a Harvard College AB.
There's the fudging: "HES grads". The overwhelming majority of HES grads who go to top programs already have bachelor's degrees before reaching HES; they are there for master's degrees or language study or pre-med courses that will enhance an existing degree. My statement specifically referred to the bachelor's degrees (and apparently also includes associate degrees, though I doubt those are recognized for graduate admission). You are welcome to show us how it is foolish, or in any way wrong:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA., Ph.D. in Computer Science 2001. Computational Disclosure Control: Theory and Practice.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA., S.M. 1997 in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Sprees, a Finite-State Orthographic Learning System that Recognizes and Generates Phonologically Similar Spellings. GPA 4.9/5.0. Finalist in MasterWorks.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA., ALB 1995 in Computer Science, Cum Laude. A Coin Toss: the Dialectical Odds aren't always 50/50. Honors grades in all courses. Completed graduate courses in computer science, mathematics, physics, educational psychology and philosophy. Delivered graduation speech.
Look at the way you describe HES. As an open admissions community college?