After this Laura Callahan discussion, I thought about some of the more maligned schools we discuss on here. One that interested me for this discussion was SRU. I've seen their claims and the counter claims by people on this forum. I don't know what John Bear has found, but I've found an amazing acceptance for their degrees. I emailed several schools, including Stanford, Harvard, UCLA and some of the more common RA online learning schools from John Bears book/website, such as Upper Iowa University for example. Every single registrar told me that they would accept a degree from SRU for further graduate study. In fact, Bellevue and UIU told me specifically that this topic has been reviewed and that SRU has been found to meet the standards and equivalence of a US RA degree. In addition to this, I have contacted a legitimate foreign degree equivalency organization, suggested to me by one of the above universities, and low and behold, they will rate and verify SRU degrees as equivalent to US RA degrees. In addition to this, I contacted 3 local colleges in my area and asked them if I had a SRU Masters or PhD, would I be eligible to teach at their school. 2 of the three immediately answered yes. The third suggested I get a foreign equivalency report first, surprisingly from the organization I had already got confirmation from. It makes you rethink how "useless" and SRU degree is, and possibly others out there that are so maligned on this forum. My research was just quick and off the cuff. It was hardly scientific or thorough, but the results were surprising.