Although higher education accreditation in America may
be voluntary, it is hard to believe when there are many who claim any non-accredited institution is bogus. Organizations
forming a new school or operating an established one without recognized USA accreditation will find the school's days
numbered as a viable and desired institutional choice by the public.
Starting or attempting
to establish online distance education in the USA and not submitting to sanctioned US Department of Education
venues, although not required by law, is an American institutional form of Russian roulette. Within ten years,
the Academy believes the only non accredited US institutions will be those domiciled, registered, and accredited offshore
in foreign jurisdictions.
Most American students have been "sold" on
the concept that if a college is not accredited, regardless of where it is located in the world, by an approved private
agency of the US Department of Education, it will, to put it kindly, not be recognized as credible. Apart from that, many
highly respected non-accredited schools, including holistic and many traditional professional schools, are being barraged with
what seems a well-orchestrated effort to put them out of business.
with the process of acquiring online accreditation, will find the Academy's diverse faculty brings depth and
experience to university accreditation applications for US Department of Education approved regional and national
agencies, The Academy offers one of the few knowledge banks on the comparative and multiple differences of each
of the US approved accrediting organizations in America and what it takes in each agency to be approved.
It is the opinion of the Academy that any college or university desiring to acquire accreditation and willing to
expend the effort to do so can and will find a government agency ready and willing to assist in acquiring that accreditation.
It should be made clear however that this is a competitive issue among US based colleges and universities and once outside
the boarders of the USA, American accreditation is taken as no better / no worse than any other nation's approved accrediting
standards for higher education. This indeed makes the competition for the global student much more intense.