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A-Div and B-Div
RyuJin wrote: Currently the bdiv is still entwined with knighthood. It's something that myself and few others would like to undo seeing as some would like to pursue the degree without knighthood, and others would like to pursue knighthood without the degree...
Are there any plans to un-entwine them? Or any progress on that, or is it more of a pipe dream sort of thing right now? I'm wondering if its something that we can have an expectation to pursue in the near future or not?
ren wrote: There is no minimum rank requirement to access the degree scheme. If you do not have access to the relevant forum, request a copy of the lessons pool from the degree scheme admin.
Ok but this seems like conflicting info to what ryujun posted. He said B-Div was entwined with knighthood.
So can those of us that have the A-Div move on and work on and compete the higher degree without being a knight?
If so what are the requirements for this beyond the points? It sounds like there is a lesson pool? Are lessons from that pool required for credit?
If there are no hard and fast rules yet I would like to work with the edu-admin and volunteer as a Guinea pig student to work through and develop that process with them.
If that is something that is acceptable can someone contact me to discuss the details of this?
Rosalyn J wrote: Not a problem. Maybe RyuJin will pop in to answer
So I have never heard back from ryujin. Has he been around?
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