You can have a baseline prereview straight away. Credential evaluation is not an exact science, so different credential evaluators may come to different conclusions about the same academic qualification. In addition to obvious things like recognition/accreditation status of the awarding institution there are tother hings that are taken into consideration, such as the purpose of recognition – academic or vocational – the higher education system of the country in which the degree was awarded and the place of the award in that system. Content and length of an educational program may be considered important – for example, according to ECE in Milwaukee, a three-year bachelor's degree from a European country corresponds to three years of undergraduate work but is not comparable to a US bachelor, because it's a year shorter. In many European countries on the other hand, a US bachelor is considered comparable to a European Bologna degree, but a student wouldn't be able to transfer more than a handful of Freshman year credits, because in the opinion of European NARICs and universities, first-year courses at a US university are comparable to high school level courses in their own systems. ASIC is legitimate, no doubt about that, but at my office we don't take ASIC accreditation into consideration because we see it as, let's say superfluous. Others take a different view, which is perfectly OK as far as we're concerned: if an institution is of the opinion that ASIC's accreditation process is rigorous and gives added value, I'd respect that. We require US universities to be regionally accredited, and of UK universities to be recognized bodies. However, we're free to admit students with degrees from nationally accredited US universities too, if we find think they've graduated from a good university accredited by a reliable national accrediting agency. If the university doesn't have any form of accreditation in the US, only ASIC accreditation like YUIN University, then our interpretation is that ASIC is of the opinion that the university has acceptable standard, but that's all. We won't evaluate any credentials on the grounds that the university doesn't have acceptable accreditation. Re Horizons University and the International Business School of Scandinavia: I see that they are so-called academic partners with at least one professor in common. However, IBSS is not a recognized higher Education institution in Denmark, a country in which any establishment can award degrees legally. IBSS is legitimate and the qualifications may be useful for vocational purposes but they have little or no academic value in Denmark and are not recognized by the state. The same applies to Horizons University and the fact that both institutions are accredited by ACBSP and ASIC doesn't influence our decisions on credential evaluation much. They're legitimate, can award degrees, but they're not formally parts of the higher education system in Denmark and France. This also applies to Wroxton College. It's neither a listed nor a recognized body in the UK but it's in the list of schools approved by the UK Border Agency to sponsor foreign students under the Tier4 system. ASIC was originally set up to inspect these schools for quality, so in my opinion it makes some sense that ASIC has accredited Wroxton College. It is however not part of the higher education system of the UK. Why ASIC started to accredit schools outside the UK is something we've been asking us for a while: our interpretation is that it is because they can, legally, want to and that there is a market for it. That's fine, and we respect those who value ASIC accreditation. Given the fact that credential evaluation isn't an exact science, I find it entirely possible that some evaluators will come to the conclusion that ASIC accreditation is valuable. Not that there haven't been notable landmines in the ASIC accreditation field. At one point in time, ASIC accredited a college whose principal (I think) was a graduate of the International University of Fundamental Studies and a prominent figure in the government of the Dominion of Melchizedek and until quite recently ASIC accredited a college which was an affiliate of West Coast University, Panama, and the World Information Distributed University in Russia. Although no longer listed in the ASIC directory of colleges, the college still displays the ASIC accreditation letter on its website. The College referred to in that UK Government news item about ASIC (link posted above), the London International College of Management was, to the best of my knowledge, accredited by ASIC, but later ended up on the UK Border Agency's list of suspended colleges and is now closed as far as I know.