with respect to accreditation I have heard reference to certain schools that are accredited by legitimate but non recognized accrediting agencies. What makes them "legitimate" vs those referrred to as "not so wonderful"? For example: The American Accrediting Association for Theolgical Schools is not recognized by the US Dept. of Education, but it does not appear on the list of NOT recognized accrediting bodies. (or any other lists that I have been able to find, and it does not come up when I do a search on this forum or others)? I know there are those who hold the opinion that one should not bother with these institutions, but for anyone out there who may feel otherwise, I would welcome any thoughts you may have. Peter H. Coster BA. Integral Studies, Ohio University MA. Pastoral Psychotherapy, Pacific School of Religion MDiv. Pacific School of Religion Post-MA. Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University.