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Shawnim commented on Hacking a Credential

Audey Seawright 

Ranah is a refugee living in Los Angeles, California who immigrated to the United States in her early 20s. She spent two years earning educational credit towards a pharmaceutical degree in her home country, but was required to start her degree from the beginning upon immigrating to the United States. This meant she had to retake all of the introductory courses for her degree, while also working close to full time to support her non-English speaking family. She works part time as a barista while also serving as an Arabic tutor for Arabic language students. Additionally, she has work experience in her field, having worked as a lab tech before her immigration--but none of this experience is considered to be "standard" by American universities. Spending another 4 years in school repeating courses she has already taken as well as learning English fluently is time-consuming for her. 
+ two years research experience working as a lab tech
+ wants to earn a complete degree in order to work in her field
+ has transcripts from her home country's institution
+ wishes to complete a degree in the most cost-effective way possible