- Hindi ako nakatapos ng pag-aaral
- Undergraduate ako, hindi ko natapos ang thesis ko
- Wala akong diploma
- 'Di nakatapos dahil sa pag-ibig
- Nag-asawa ako ng maaga, nabuntis at na-kickout sa college
- Hindi ko gusto ang kurso ko
- Inaway ako ng Prof ko
- Tamad ako noon, ngayon masipag na
- Di nakatapos dahil wala kami pera noon
...pero gusto ko talaga matapos ang pag-aaral ko
- kahit matanda na ako
- kahit nanay/tatay na ako
- kahit na nag tra-trabaho na ako bilang isang professional
- kahit nasa abroad ako bilang isang OFW
May pag-asa pa ba akong makapagtapos?
Kung yan ang scenario mo sa buhay at gusto mo talaga tapusin ang iyong pag-aaral, magamit ang degree at diploma for a variety of reasons- personal fulfillment, pang level-up ng career, closure, overcoming Peter Pan syndrome, extra 10 points sa visa immigration skillset, hopes and dreams, chuwariwariwaah. Try niyo ang Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) ng CHED.
Everyone deserves a chance, di ba?
What is the ETEEAP program?
The Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) is an assessment and accreditation program in which prior work experience and other non-traditional means of education are awarded corresponding academic credits. Run by the Commission on Higher Education, in partnership with colleges and universities all across the country, the academic credits awarded through the program can be used to work towards a corresponding degree in the applicant's preferred field.
So kung pursigido ka, mag ka diploma while keeping your day job, the ETEEAP is a good option. But if you don't want to go through the program, you can always quit work and be a full-time student at the university of your choice. Kung ayaw mo ng university degree, you can study and get a technical certificate from TESDA if ang line of work mo ay technical or labor intensive (Welding, HVAC, mechanical/automotive).
Sino ba ang pinakasikat na graduate ng ETEEAP? Si Boy Abunda op kors. Si Shawie naman sa UP Open University
Requirements for the ETEEAP program
Open to all Filipino high school graduates or with higher educational attainment, who are at least 22 years old and have been employed for at least five years in the field or industry which s/he is applying for an equivalency. (Bakit 5 years? To complete your assessment CHED will contact your employer or check out your work place)
Applicants must be able to provide the following:
- NSO authenticated birth certificate,
- Service or employment record
- Most recent academic record, other certifications of his/her competency in the field applied for equivalency such as certificates of training and workshops completed
- An accomplished ETEEAP application form.
To read about students enrolled in the ETEEAP program, check out this very detailed blog
You can also join this forum discussion for first hand accounts