Genuinity of Online MBA Programs

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Tas, Apr 3, 2021.

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  1. Maxwell_Smart

    Maxwell_Smart Active Member

    That's the critical factor.

    Which is another reason why their position is so significant in this matter. Besides, they have the power over that aid so what they say absolutely carries weight for that reason alone.

    Regardless of that, the Department never instituted a hierarchy and that was a fact long before DeVos was ever in the picture. So whether they put out that announcement or not, their way of operating with accreditors never changed, it's only a new piece of information for the general public because they weren't aware of that.

    Which is what the final paragraph of my previous post addressed. The point however remains that the hierarchy is false and based on misconceptions, blanket statements, and snap conclusions by people who don't fully or even partially understand what they're speaking to, not official positions by the Department of Education or any other respected educational organization for that matter.

    While not every organization has made changes based on the Department's statement, there are quite a few that have.

    I wish that were true, but in my experience I have rarely run into registrars, screeners, or others in education and other fields that had a real understanding of these systems, what they are, and why. Many are simply following SOPs, and many others are following their misconceptions. Misunderstanding is rampant, as is doing what someone above them told them to do, not doing it because they understand why. Over the years at this very site we've had people bring up situations a number of times where some official or organization had some rule against some kind of school or a school with a certain accreditation designation, someone challenged it and not only got it overturned but also learned along the way that the people who put it in place didn't even understand what they were doing with it, but since other organizations were doing it they did it, too. That isn't any kind of breaking news, it's something we've discussed many times, and something I've seen myself more times than I can count.
     
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  2. mintaru

    mintaru Member

    That's true. From a technical point of view, however, the recognition of (RA) US degrees in Germany is always an individual decision. It is really unlikely, but not impossible, that a German school may accept a WGU degree for admission. On the other hand, it is also not 100 percent impossible that the same school may not accept a degree from a much more traditional US school because of to much differences in regard to the course work.
     
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  3. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    There was a lady on the other forum who recently posted about a situation where she applied to a school and got rejected because the registrar didn't know that ACE credits are fully legitimate. Never mind that she submitted a TESU transcript with the credits on it, smh.

    I once contacted a school to ask if they accepted ACE credits, and the registrar insisted that ACE credits were tied exclusively to the Military. I wasn't arguing with her, I just listened and held my laughter, but it was hard to do when she kept thanking me for my service to the country, LOL!!!

    We'd like to believe that the information we discuss here is well-known throughout the places where it should be, but I've gotten surprised enough times now that I no longer hold that faith. I don't claim to have every piece of information myself, I get things wrong and have to learn every day because there are so many layers to this. But if you're a registrar and don't know that basic information, you're a detriment to your institution and to potentially every student you have to work with, because if a registrar doesn't know information that basic imagine what else isn't known.
     
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