Is the EIU legit?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Alter Gant, Jun 3, 2021.

  1. Alter Gant

    Alter Gant New Member

    Im talking about this university: European International University.
    Would a degree from this university be recognized? Also, they're acredited apparently
  2. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member


    Well, "legit"... We had several discussions about this. In short, likely not. Neither in France nor in the EUR nor in the US.

    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
  3. datby98

    datby98 Active Member

  4. Courcelles

    Courcelles Active Member


    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    That is cheap when consideration of 50,000.00 Euros donation for an Honorary Doctorate. :D
  6. Courcelles

    Courcelles Active Member

    And I know a lot of unquestionably legitimate schools will hand out an honorary doctorate to big donors. But it wouldn’t be advertised on their main webpage and wouldn’t carry the same degree name as something usually encountered as an earned degree!
  7. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Well-Known Member

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  8. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    You can get one for free at :emoji_laughing:
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  9. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    Welp, as I thought what would happen did happen... ACBSP candidate status for their business programs!
  10. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Which no one should take seriously.
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  11. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    At least one of their "doctoral" programs doesn't even lead to a degree. You get a "professional doctoral certificate" not a degree - for $10K euro. See for yourself on the site!

    At anywhere near this price, ($10,422) even a bogus, unrecognized program should lead to a "degree!" This "Doctoral Cert." and maybe 4 euro will buy you a café au lait in Paris - that's about all. Not even a croissant to go with it.
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  12. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    What I see is that it's going to be hard for those who are "newer" to distance or online education to "see" how these type of schools operate. I am assuming the school in question is going to go for something similar to what Charisma U has done by seeking "more proper" accreditation. Kind of scary how these can operate like this, those students don't know what they're getting themselves into!
  13. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Rule 1: Never assume.
    Rule 2: If in doubt, refer to Rule 1.
  14. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    But WE know, don't we? Perhaps DI could be certified to teach a distance, credit-bearing course (or several) in the recognition of, methods, and avoidance of bogus schools. Maybe via Sophia or some other legit source of academic credit.... why not? :)

    A tell-all. A "Name It and Shame it." (Old-timers will get that one.)
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  15. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    As I mentioned, the scary thing is not many people know about what these type of schools are doing. If you've read their US Degree Equivalency page, you would see that Validential gave a favorable evaluation for their DBA being equal to US Regional Accreditation. That just made my mouth real bitter, that taste, too bad there's not much we can do to stop them but to inform others to verify as much info before taking any program.

    And for those who don't know, Validential also owns a sister evaluation agency, CreditEval... a few months ago, I compared/researched the entire list of AICES, NACES, and ones who follow the AACRAO guidelines/standards and noticed the two have the exact same website with a different logo/name. Since then, they've somewhat updated the websites to make it look different, but their "pricing" page is formatted the same way still.

    Edit to Add: And to boot, for their programs, they're trying to "give away" 75% tuition discount disguised as "scholarships". They're practically selling you a PhD that "has" equivalency for a whopping 5K Euro. People who are "frugal" enough will fall prey to that!
  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Bryan, there are "evaluators" on US soil, who will declare your Prague-issued Driver's License equivalent to a Master's in Transportation Management, if that's your wish. It'll probably cost about $200. More with an - ahem- Apostille. If a "hinky" evaluation is wanted, nobody has to send their money to foreigners. Buy American! :rolleyes:
  17. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    This reminds me of Prawo Jazdy, alleged criminal mastermind. Although s/he had racked up more than 50 citations in Ireland, it turns out that Prawo Jazdy is actually Polish for "Driving License", and the police were misreading the document.
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  18. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    They sartinly were! An' how d'ye expect the Gardai to read Polish? Saints preserve us, Dustin! :)

    There's probably a criminal, racking up tickets in Warsaw named Ceadúnas Tiomána - that's Driver's License in Irish. Looking at it, I wouldn't be surprised if the Polish cops think (s)he's Lithuanian. The words have that look about them. But they aren't. Lithuanian is Vairuotojo Pažymėjimas.

    Google is --- just wunnerful, ain't it? Such fun!
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  19. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I did a spit take of my iced green tea reading this. The actual highlight of my day thus far. Thanks for sharing! :emoji_laughing:
  20. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Our day and time so many afordible 100% on line and 100% legit schools out there.
    It should be no brainier.
    The investment one makes should serve them the best.

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