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What do you think of schools that aren't "accredited" are they still worth the while?

such as Kaplan, Keiser University..
i put it in travel since i would have to, a lot..

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Liz4Life

Asked by Liz4Life at 10:18 PM on Jun. 2, 2011 in

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  • Nope, they are worthless, employers won't see them as a valid degree or certificate....you might as well no nothing about a field and walk in trying to get the job. They are a complete waste of your time and money!
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 10:23 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • oh wow ok thanks!
    Liz4Life

    Comment by Liz4Life (original poster) at 10:24 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • Well seeing as most schools were that way at one time I don't see how it's wrong or bad. To be accredited they have to have a certain amounts of students. So they would never get accredited if no one went there. As a manager I have hired from non accredited schools and didn't see anything different about their skills. It also depends on the trade as well!
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:27 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • Maybe if they were teaching a skill like a second language or something. I've often thought about doing courses to learn American Sign Language. But not for your main degree.
    SalemWitchChild

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 10:27 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • Noooo definitely not! Employers won't see it as valueable and if you wanted to go to another college/university none of the credits will transfer. Trust me, I've tried.
    Keeely07

    Answer by Keeely07 at 10:30 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • this school system is all new, most schools were never this way in the past!
    What we take as students thats considered full time is still less than what our grandparents were required to take
    Liz4Life

    Comment by Liz4Life (original poster) at 10:31 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • dang that totally sucks about credits not transferring. i guess i wont do it then!
    Liz4Life

    Comment by Liz4Life (original poster) at 10:32 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • as the pp's said, a compleate waste of your time and money, you can do online degrees from some 'real colleges' Colorado State University has a great online program, but your degree is from CSU, the same as someone who attends on campus
    gypsymama532

    Answer by gypsymama532 at 10:39 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • They often over charge too and make it sound great in the begging and it turns to crap.
    sweetangie79

    Answer by sweetangie79 at 12:05 AM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • Please take to heart everything most of the previous posters have said. This is particularly important if you are taking out loans. Non-accredited schools are expensive (they know most of the students will be taking out $$ loans) and because so many people are going back to school right now, their value on the job market is plummeting. PLUS, if the school goes out of business for whatever reason while you are still enrolled, your credits don't transfer and you're stuck with the loan. Online programs affiliated with "brick and morter" institutions are much safer, usually more marketable, and will probably transfer most of your credits should you decide to change programs.
    jmpj8107

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 11:08 AM on Jun. 3, 2011

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