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Old May 3rd, 2001, 04:18 PM   #5
DrHilieWho
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ACCK! I forgot to mention the MOST IMPORTANT part of distance education. You should always make sure that the school you are attending has been accredited by a regional agency.

There are schools that are not accredited that offer quality programs BUT if you intend on furthering your studies somewhere else you almost always need a diploma from an accredited school. Also, employers don't always give diplomas from unaccredited schools the same consideration.

Unfortunately there are schools that make themselves appear more legitimate by lying, or bending the truth in their favor. Some even have names that are extremely similar to established, accredited universities in order to attract more students. There are a lot of scams out there. Be careful! and Good luck!

http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/accred...lagencies.html
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