Question: What is accreditation?
is the voluntary process of being a certified as meeting minimum
requirements designated by an accrediting agency. There is no
officially sanctioned accrediting board in the United States; however,
most schools and employers consider the six
regional accrediting agencies
to be the only fully legitimate
agencies. Any organization can claim to be an accrediting agency, so
watch out! Many online schools make up "fake" accrediting agencies in
order to convince people that they should be trusted. These fake
agencies have official sounding names and, sometimes, even have
accompanying websites. If your school is accredited by one of the
regional agencies, your degree will be considered as legitimate as
most traditional schools. If your school is accredited by a "fake"
agency, your degree may not be accepted by schools and employers.