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    Gin Ichimaru is offline Registered User
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    Grand Canyon University to accept Warren National University credits.

    This is a response to ssin and other former students.

    It was mentioned on the unofficial WNU/KWU board that at least one University is willing to accept credits from Warren National University.

    Grand Canyon University , an accredited Christian school located in Arizona has informed at least one former student that credits may be accepted.

    See WWW.GCU.EDU.

    The contact name I was given is Larry Biffin at Grand Canyon University (866-999-5190 - E-mail: Lbiffin@online.gcu.edu)

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    This seems to conflict with GCUs published policy on credit transfer:
    http://www.gcu.edu/index.php?page=transfer-students

    It may also jeopardize GCUs RA status.

    It may be that the GCU representative had not checked out WNU yet.

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    why???????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin Ichimaru View Post
    ...Grand Canyon University, an accredited Christian school located in Arizona has informed at least one former student that credits may be accepted...
    or they may not

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    In a related story, a NASA representative has stated that a giant meteor may soon destroy the earth.

    or it may not.

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    If you read the appeal filed by Warren National "university", they claim that

    "this school, Grand Canyon University has dedicated a team of advisors to assist WN"u" students through their enrollment process"

    http://www.cheyenneherald.com/_pdf/A...0to%20WDOE.pdf

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    hello all, this is Larry Biffin. I found this forum because my name had been mentioned. If someone from WNU is interested in transferring into an accredited program with the ability to use those credits from WNU please give me a call and I can discuss your options with you. I noticed my number and email have already been posted above.

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    Perhaps somebody should make a formal report with the North Central Association.

    I can't imagine that they would be excited about a regionally accredited school granting transfer credits from what is pretty clearly at this point a mill.

    I wonder what sort of cash or other incentives were traded between Warren National/KWU and Grand Canyon 's senior staff to facilitate this?

    And... on top of it, a Christian school involved with this sort of shady business? Hmmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbiffin View Post
    hello all, this is Larry Biffin. I found this forum because my name had been mentioned. If someone from WNU is interested in transferring into an accredited program with the ability to use those credits from WNU please give me a call and I can discuss your options with you. I noticed my number and email have already been posted above.
    What is the process involved in acceptance of WNU credits - does the apllicant have to submit a portfolio, pass a challenge exam, or what?

    I'm sure posters on this site would appreciate this information. As you can see posters include students, faculty, school administrators, and people with a genuine interest in DL.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbiffin View Post
    hello all, this is Larry Biffin. I found this forum because my name had been mentioned. If someone from WNU is interested in transferring into an accredited program with the ability to use those credits from WNU please give me a call and I can discuss your options with you. I noticed my number and email have already been posted above.
    Warren National University was pretty clearly a diploma mill. For example from a GAO investigation, Claudia Gelzer was an investigator and testified that Kennedy Western gave her life experience credit covering 43% of a master's in environmental engineering . This was based only on her application with Kennedy Western not checking any of her claims. With 16 hours of effort she was able to pass two classes which was 40% of the total remaining coursework required for her master's.

    http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d04771t.pdf

    It is shameful if Grand Canyon University is really accepting credits from this place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Anderson View Post
    What is the process involved in acceptance of WNU credits - does the apllicant have to submit a portfolio, pass a challenge exam, or what?

    I'm sure posters on this site would appreciate this information. As you can see posters include students, faculty, school administrators, and people with a genuine interest in DL.

    Thanks
    Good questions. Only don't expect ol' Larry to answer them because he's just a rubber stamp. Doesn't know anything, just following orders.

    Chip's note is right. Shine a spotlight on this process and it will evaporate.

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    Another new state, Number 6?

    Welcome to Colorado, home of Warren National University transcript services, from their website, which has been neutered down to 1 page. Transcripts are originating out of:

    Warren National University 2519 S. Shields #140 Fort Collins CO 80526

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    The National tour continues

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    I knew I should have checked this board last weekend when I was in Ft. Collins.
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    The statement "may be accepted or may be transferred" is usually there to encourage a person to enroll.

    I seen the same stated in email from WGU to some of my friends with foreign degrees,

    Then a real process begins, application fee $60 non refundable and official transcripts mailed from the universities etc.
    Then there is an official review of all submitted documentation.

    The enrollment process is also a source of job security and income for enrollment councilors and others in the universities.
    They are interested that as many people as possible apply.

    There is no obligation to accept any one.

    I wander if GCU is the same way?
    Last edited by Lerner; 06-14-2009 at 08:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lerner View Post
    The statement "may be accepted or may be transferred" is usually there to encourage a person to enroll.

    I seen the same stated in email from WGU to some of my friends with foreign degrees,

    Then a real process begins, application fee $60 non refundable and official transcripts mailed from the universities etc.
    Then there is an official review of all submitted documentation.

    The enrollment process is also a source of job security and income for enrollment councilors and others in the universities.
    They are interested that as many people as possible apply.

    There is no obligation to accept any one.

    I wander if GCU is the same way?
    Ooo. This is soo cynical. Still, it may be quite true.

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