I am going through the process of creating an account and I have run into a problem. It is requiring me to add an education and the "Degree" field is required. I do not have a degree. I have not gone to college yet. Why is this required? Why does this website only allow people who have gone to college to create an account? I don't find this fair for people who do have the skills, but have not gone to college i.e. self taught. The website freelancer.com did not require any kind of education or degree to create an account.
Also, many sources online told me that this site doesn't require a degree, yet I run into this.
The Education section lets you add any degrees or diplomas you have earned. If you studied a subject but didn’t graduate, feel free to include that as well.
When adding your education, you can include a brief summary of your coursework at the educational institution. Feel free to add any clubs, groups, or societies that were part of your experience and include any awards you received, your grade point average, and/or class ranking (i.e., Magna Cum Laude).
I checked this for you and looks like you were able to fill in your education period as mentioned. If this is not what you are experiencing, please try to clear your cache and cookies or try using another browser to check if you`re still experiencing the same issues on your end. Let us know if you need further assistance with your profile creation process. Thank you.
I agree. This is some psychological abberation that some certification that means nothing as to the skills someone has, would be required. It is supressive and discriminative to lock someone out because of this.