Friday, February 8, 2013

What accreditation really means

Accreditation is a peer review process of assessment of degree-granting programs and institutions for academic quality in higher education.This allows that institution to provide:
  • Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid.
  • Ability to Transfer Credits: Accreditation provides a basis for transfer of college credits within the U.S.
  • Ability to enroll in Graduate education: If your undergraduate degree was earned at an unaccredited institution you run the risk that the graduate school in which you would like to enroll will not accept your degree. (ahima/ Health information careers)

So if you are looking for a Certificate program, accreditation is irrelevant.

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