I read an article today at Consumerist about Everest College (part of a network of for-profit schools owned by an equity company) being sued by a bunch of students who were told by high-pressure sales people that their credits could be transferred to bricks-and-mortar schools. That's bad enough, but I could see the school tapdancing and claiming it was the work of a "few rogue employees". However, it's clear that the school intentionally misleads its students by avoiding naming their accreditor entirely. Check out their accreditation statement. It's a tapdance that conveniently avoids mentioning who, exactly, accredits them. To the person unaware of accreditation issues, they would probably assume that Everest is accredited by the same accreditors as bricks-and-mortar schools. But that isn't the case at all. A quick check of the CHEA database reveals that none of the Everest campuses are regionally accredited. Instead, they're all accredited by ACCSC or ACICS. While both are legitimate accreditors, it's without question that these are second tier accredtors to RA, and I suspect there are few, if any regionally accredited (bricks-and-mortar) schools that will accept credits from this school. It's hard not to infer a desire to mislead students. Has anyone heard of any other schools doing this sort of shady shit?