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    I recently applied for a part time ff position at a dept that neighbours the one I intern at. I took the written and had an interview. In the interview I told them I would be graduating this fall with my associates in fire science. I also put in my resume (fall graduation).

    So the kicker is the school now tells me that I need one additional general education credit for an applied science degree. The class would either be a math class or science such as earth science or astronomy. Aka I won't be elligable for graduation till winter.

    So I really dropped the ball on this one and counted my eggs before they hatched. I spoke to the dept yesterday before I found out and they said they'll be sending out the hiring list soon and that I am on it. They didnt say where just I was on it. I feel i need to tell the dept but im not sure how or when. I feel like now I am coming across as lying to them big time.

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    Sorry to hear about your situation. Since you don't want to be a liar, I would bring it to the attention of someone involved in hiring. Personnally, I would not consider you a liar, stuff like this happens. You are only one credit away, I can't really see why they would hold this against you.

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    If it is not a requirement for the job, do not worry about it, but tell them soon

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    It's not a requirenent for the job but you get a few extra points for it. Om the application I put 'no' for the degree but then 2 months later for my interview I said fall grad. I plan on calling them monday but I'm not sure if I just tell the secretary or ask to speak to a captain.

    I just want to cover my bases and err on the side of caution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fieronfire View Post
    I recently applied for a part time ff position at a dept that neighbours the one I intern at. I took the written and had an interview. In the interview I told them I would be graduating this fall with my associates in fire science. I also put in my resume (fall graduation).

    So the kicker is the school now tells me that I need one additional general education credit for an applied science degree. The class would either be a math class or science such as earth science or astronomy. Aka I won't be elligable for graduation till winter.

    So I really dropped the ball on this one and counted my eggs before they hatched. I spoke to the dept yesterday before I found out and they said they'll be sending out the hiring list soon and that I am on it. They didnt say where just I was on it. I feel i need to tell the dept but im not sure how or when. I feel like now I am coming across as lying to them big time.

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    But do you need the degree by the time you apply, for the points?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    But do you need the degree by the time you apply, for the points?????
    Yes I do believe in order to get points you have to have it at time of application.

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    Well if you already applied and and the application period closed before you even were going to finish the degree, sounds like a mute issue

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