A Prestigious Non-Accredited University

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by c.novick, Jun 21, 2003.

  1. c.novick

    c.novick New Member

    To All:

    Ready for this one.... I just received an e-mail from ( Unknown ).

    Sent Monday 6/23/03 0547. An advertisement to obtain a properous future, money earning power, and "admiration" of all.

    No tests, classes, books, or interviews.
    Bachelors, Masters, Phds any field of choice

    No one is turned down from a " Prestigious non-accredited unversity".

    The e-mail had a phone number. I don't want to advertise for this " institution".

    I never thought I would get something like that sent to my PC. Is that how these "institutions" do business?

    I just had to get this out, I am stunned and sick at the moment. Thank you.
  2. MarkIsrael@aol.com

    [email protected] New Member

    C. Novick wrote:

    > I never thought I would get something like that sent to my PC.

    I've received many copies of this message over the months.

    > Is that how these "institutions" do business?

    Certainly. This is the Romanian mill, the most lucrative diploma mill in the world. Start reading about it here.
  3. c.novick

    c.novick New Member

    Thank you

    Thank you for your information Mark.

    It was very informative.

    It makes you wonder how anyone could buy into the prestigious unaccredited university bit.

    I would think an unaccredited university is something other than prestigious.
  4. MarkIsrael@aol.com

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    > I would think an unaccredited university is something other than prestigious.

    There are prestigious unaccredited schools, such as the National Test Pilot School.

    However, the "degrees" sold by the Romanian mill are not actually from "unaccredited universities", "prestigious" or otherwise. They are from fictitious universities.

    The sellers seem to think that saying "non-accredited" offers them some legal protection. (See the $5000 pet rock thread.) And the buyers are probably ignorant enough to find the terms "accredited" and "non-accredited" equally impressive.
  5. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Re: Thank you

    There are two extremes on the degree mill spectrum. On the one end are the mills that try hard to appear to be academic institutions that are very substandard but try to hide it. K-W is a good example of this end of the spectrum, at least IMHO. The other end of the spectrum is the degree mill that you mention. They make no bones about them being a degree mill. The customer is sucked in as a co-conspirator. Their sales pitch is to be on the side of the customer to assist defrauding employers. The main lie they apparently tell the customer is that they will be available to respond to a potential employer's verification of the degree. Part of that lie is they don't mention that they change the name of the school every few months.
  6. MarkIsrael@aol.com

    [email protected] New Member

    A "Bachelor's degree" from "Lexington University" costs $125.
    A "Bachelor's degree" from "Glencullen University" (one of the many names used by the Romanian mill) costs $960.

    What do the people who buy from "Glencullen University" think they're getting for their money?

    I'm guessing that if they knew "Glencullen University" didn't have a campus, they wouldn't buy.
  7. kf5k

    kf5k member

    Instead of sending Glencullen $960, why not just have one of the fake document printers knock one out with Glencullen's name on it. A hundred bucks would get Glencullen or any other name you wish printed. It would be just as good, trash, and cheaper. I believe most know G.U. is just a supplier of paper, and not a real school. Why? they hope it will, in some way, open doors, more money, improve their image, and probably other reasons.
  8. Dr. Gina

    Dr. Gina New Member

    what about this..

    Or get you degree for $39.95 at www.bogusphd.com (actually very funny site)

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