If there's any Harvard administrator out there - here's my personal advice on how to solve the Extension problem: 1) Convert HES into a separately accredited, but affiliated university. Sort of how the University of Virginia has its Wise College and also how Chapman did it with Brandman. 2) Call the new university, "The Lowell Institute, a Harvard affiliate". That sounds really nice and still maintains the Harvard brand and link. 3) As the new university is no longer part of Harvard main, it can now offer regular degrees like BA/BS/MA/MS/MBA. Problem solved. People now can declare their real major, and because it is now a separate university, students are legally required to mention the name of the university - fakers will be discouraged. The Harvard link is still there with the "affiliate" status. If you look at historical university extensions, that's usually what happened. That's why we have state university systems like Michigan, California, Texas, etc that branched out from the original parent university.