In respect to St. Regis, I would not recommend them for other reasons than what they claim their process is all about. In fact from my little knowledge, I have recommended the big three to a few friends who needed a degree completion option. I mentioned St. Regis solely on the basis of what hey said on their assessment site. Obviously, if someone does not have a real address, no phone numbers, no faculty and does not answer questions directly, they should not be considered. so the con-artist stuff should be easily detected. In respect to unaccredited schools, it depends on the circumstances. If they have obvious problems based on how they issue degrees then one should avoid them. I do not think a person is really bad to use an unaccredited school as long as the above stuff is clear. When I speak or write about this stuff, I am refering to a school that should have real registration, faculty, location and clear commitment to education. I am not trying to just moneymaking schemes here. Form this whole excercise it is clear to me that people are not totally aware of the accredited options for getting a degree as they are of the non-accredited means. For example I have exchange e-mails with the registrar of Ansted University and they seem to have a good start in their approach to degree granting. Again, I am not pushing them as an option but they have a fairly good approach.