The Education Advising Center of the US Consulate in Dubai contains this text: ---------------- Distance learning Distance learning means studying and getting your degree without having to attend the majority of courses on a university campus. Distance learning can either be done by correspondence, or CD-ROMs, or audios, or videos, or online course work or by the combination of more than one method. Some U.S. universities allow the student to complete all his studies and exams without having to travel to the United States. Others request that the student travels to attend some courses or to sit for the exams on campus. When searching for a distance-learning program, it is best to find a regionally accredited university that offer this program. For information on regionally accredited institutions offering distance learning programs, please visit the Petersons website on: http://www.petersons.com/distancelearning ------------------- Try to click the petersons.com link and you'll find "Breyer State University". Note: I accessed this link now (10 June at 1:55 AM UAE time). The consulate's page promotes distance education with the institutions accredited by the 6 Regional Accrediting bodies in the US, and never mentioned DETC. It promotes petersons.com instead. Could anyone in this board visit the site and see the links from there, and please say your comments on this. I am not a US citizen but I'm pursuing a degree through a DETC institution. It offends me to know that a US government agency (Consulate) fails to promote its own government authorized educational institutions (DETC and its accredited schools), but can freely advertise another organization, which promotes a shady institution.