Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by Lukeness, Jul 8, 2009.
Anyone heard of Corllins University?
It looks like a lot of money to spend for a program which lacks real accreditation.
"Accreditation Panel for Online Colleges and Universities (APTEC)" smells fishy.
The website says they awarded more than 50,000 degrees in 2002. That would make them one of the largest universities in the world. As Jack Benny used to say at such times, "Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm."
It's not recognized by CHEA or the U.S. Dept. of Education. Another Mill... based from that fact that they offer 'life experience' degrees.
Its perpetrators obviously have. They want people to think that their "university" is wildly successful, writing -
Going on to say -
Numbers which appear to be complete and total fabrications. Not very well thought-out lies either, since they seem to be boasting more majors than professors.
Despite supposedly fielding 273 doctoral majors (far more than Berkeley) and awarding 54,000 degrees a year, the thing only manages to generate about 350 Google hits which seem to consist almost entirely of advertising posts.
It didn't generate any .edu hits at all, so real American universities haven't even noticed it. It didn't generate any .ac.uk hits either.
Despite the hundred of doctoral programs, Google Scholar has never heard of it.
It doesn't seem to have a physical location, certainly not one that the perpetrators are eager to talk about, since their 'contact' page is just an online form. How can any student in his or her right mind even contemplate sending thousands of dollars to an "online university" without having any idea where it's located and what country's degrees they will be receiving?? Right, award'em a doctorate.
Whois isn't much help either, since the corllinsuniversity.com website registration is anonymous. Does anyone know of ANY legitimate university anywhere in the world whose website registration is anonymous?
I have also just looked at Corllins University. I chatted online directly with an agent named Cody. (Perhaps they are all Cody?)
I cant find a single reason to 'buy' this degree. I would be concerned that I could even find myself Jobless as the Degree could be fraudulent. If anyone can shed light on this, I would be grateful.
Seems that either they have found a legal gap, or.... Either way, I would like to have the knowledge that a Degree ensures.
I was just wondering how to pronounce "Corllins"...
Also, is the President's Message signed by "Eddie Haskell"...?
Do Wally and the Beave teach there too?
Corllins University is operated out of somebody's basement, and its accreditation agency is the room next to the stairwell.
They may indeed have "awarded" 50,000 degrees... by granting them to people who didn't ask for them and don't know they have them, as have so many others
But in this case, I'm guessing it's just a total lie.
Then that requires lot of phone calls because their website record shows the institute site started in 2004.
Applied and watch out.
They sound fishy. I filled out the online application (no, did not give them payment info, I was fishing). Part of the application info is "what is a good time to call". I put in there 1500 central. Half an hour later, at about 1130 PM central a phone number with a Florida area code appeared on my phone. I answered it and some old guy (who sounded like he was on his seceond six pack) called and wanted to discuss my application. Seems to be a boiler room operation with a nice web site.
The students graduating and statistics looks very familiar to the almeda/rochville sites, ... not saying they are the same but could be
"Accredited" by an unrecognized "accrediting" agency.
No physical location listed.
According to a friend in Durban, this week, they are advertising quite heavily in South Africa.
Said friend is a former MP, and he says he'll be taking this up with relevant government officials.
This prestigious institution's website and its equally prestigious "accrediting agency's" website are registered to the same address (fancy that!).
After all, why have an accrediting agency merely recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), when you can have recognition by the obviously superior Higher Education Accreditation Council (HEAC)?
At least the website looks pretty good.
Anyone Who thinks they could actually land a good carreer with one of these "degree mill" degrees is only kidding themselves. If a potential employers Human Resources dept. can read, and have access to Google (or any other search engine for that matter) You are so BUSTED! No Hague Apostille is going to make a bogus Degree legitimate, EVER! Hague Apostille Verification only not means that the Document meets International standard criteria. This does not "Authenticate" a bogus degree, it only says the Document meets International standards for International use. You can have a bogus degree Apostilled up the wazoo it's stil only a google search away from the most embarassing moment of Your life. Get serious and save Your money for a REAL COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY or any other Certified School for any Carreer choice You decide. Another Bogus Degree is from "Canterbury University"...Wikipedia makes availiable a regulary updated list of Degree mills and their bogus degree college or university names. It is all to easy to get busted with one of these fakes and in some Professions it could be classified as Illegal and Fraudulent as well as Humiliating to go to an "Interview" and end up being escorted out in handcuffs.
The whole "apostille" thing raises its head often. An apostille does absolutely nothing to validate a degree...nothing.
Separate names with a comma.