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    larryjf is offline Registered User
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    Clarification in resume

    This is a question with regards to clarifying your resume for schools that are not accredited...

    Say you get a Bachelor degree through a non-accredited, state-authorized school such as NationsUniversity.

    Because it is not accredited, you put a footnote on your resume that says basically, "state-authorized, non-accredited".

    Then, you transfer the credits over to an accredited university like Lipscomb, and get your Masters degree.

    My question is - should you keep the footnote at the non-accredited university, or should you remove it since its credits were accepted at an accredited school?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Clarification in resume

    Originally posted by larryjf
    My question is - should you keep the footnote at the non-accredited university, or should you remove it since its credits were accepted at an accredited school?
    In keeping with the "when putting degree letters after one's name, the highest degree is the only one that matters" school of thought, I'd remove it. I'd not be in the least bit evasive or misleading if anyone asked about the unaccredited degree, of course... but I'd most definitely remove it from the resume. But that's just me.
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    I think in some cases its a positive thing to state the status of your degree granting institution.

    A. if you got hired for a job and had an uccredited degree then you didn't desieved anyone and in the future this can cover your ***.

    I'm not sure if this will increase your chances or make any deferance, try iy :-).

    I have no plans to state on my resume that my degree is GAAP.
    It's not accredited by any US recognized accrediting agency and as far as I know Soviet Ministry of Education didn't apply for recognition with CHEA and US DOE :-).

    It is GAAP and equivalent to accredited degree, because in Soviet Union it was also a license to practice the profession I think its RA and PA accredited equivalent.

    But this may become a practice to state the status of the instoitution, and in some states were unaccredited degrees can't be used even the disclaimer won't help it will be still braking the state law.

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    I think you can have it in your resume without explanation (except in Oregon). You can choose to leave it to others to discover the nature of your degree. (tick....tick....tick....)

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    Originally posted by Rich Douglas
    I think you can have it in your resume without explanation (except in Oregon). You can choose to leave it to others to discover the nature of your degree. (tick....tick....tick....)
    I agree.

    But what is more important to have it on the resume or on Application form?
    The official document with signature and all the legalities related.
    The first is more related to advertizing the second is a legal
    document. And yes, I agree that use of unaccredited degree with all the changes in the air, new posible legislations and trends can be a liability in some point and ( tik...tick...tick...)

    What I’m nervous about is the wording of such laws and possible exclusion of GAAP schools as Stanislav mentioned in another post.
    Omission of international and overseas graduates of the schools that are GAAP can cause issues just like the people have to deal with if their college was closed, like a twilight zone.


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    Originally posted by Rich Douglas
    I think you can have it in your resume without explanation (except in Oregon). You can choose to leave it to others to discover the nature of your degree. (tick....tick....tick....)
    Yes. This occurred to me last night. Isn't it weird how your subconscious works on you and you end-up thinking or coming to a conclusion about something in the middle of the night when you awaken suddenly. I did that last night over this stupid thread... can you believe it? And I decided that I should have counseled a more pro-active approach... for precisely the sort of reason that Rich suggests... though not exactly because, in my opinion, tick, tick, tickings apply more to bona fide diploma mill degrees rather than merely unaccredited (but nevertheless legitimate) ones.

    Anyway... we have many times heard stories about people who either got hired for a job based on their most advanced degree (which was accredited), and then got fired later because one of their other degrees wasn't accredited (or vice versa).

    So after awakening over it last night, I actually hunted down this thread today so I could amend what I recommended earlier from simply removing it to doing something more pro-active... something more along the lines of what I suggested in this posting in another thread. It's smarter, I think, to just describe it in small print beneath each degree listed. Then no one can say you were hiding anything, thereby eliminating the possibility of any tick, tick, ticking.
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    Thanks alot for the good advice.

    DesElms, sorry if i caused any lack of sleep.
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    I would have to say that I have had experience with non-degree's and programs. Best I can say is it depends on the institution. If the job relates to a ministry then the accreditation agency should work with you to determin its authenticity. I also suggest that if you had a bachelors or masters to indicate it as a certificate not a degree but if work was legal and had merit, put it under "additional education ."
    You can explain your studies in the context of thesis or work completed at that school.

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