What's your opinion

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by rmoore, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. rmoore

    rmoore New Member

    Greetings everyone!

    I just joined this forum in search of some helpful advice about a distance learning university. I recently did extensive searches on distance learning colleges and universities that offered a B.A. degree in nutritional counseling. I only got one....yes you heard it folks...one hit. And the winner is....................Lacrosse University. Any of you heard of it. Rumor has it that you can get a cocurrent B.A. and M.A. degree in like 16-18 months. So what I wanted to know was were they legit. Well they "claim" that they are accredited by the W.A.U.C. any one heard of it. The WAUC is supposed to be a global accrediting private organization. I just want to make sure I am not getting a false degree that won't do anything for me in the job market. Please people, pour out your opinions on me.

  2. chris

    chris New Member

  3. galanga

    galanga New Member

  4. AWN

    AWN New Member

    Run as far as you can, in the opposite direction.
  5. Ike

    Ike New Member

    Both WAUC and LaCross are fraudulent outfits. WAUC is not a CHEA-recognized accreditation agency and schools that are accredited by WAUC are to be treated as diploma/degree mills. For a list of recognized accreditation agencies, visit CHEA Homepage .

    CHEA-recognized accreditation organizations are as follows:

    1. Regional Accreditation Organizations (Institutional)

    2. Specialized/Professional Accreditation Organizations (Programmatic)

    3. National Accreditation Organizations (Institutional)

    Ike Okonkwo, PhD
  6. Mike Albrecht

    Mike Albrecht New Member

    You may have been a little too rigid on your search requirments, you might want to open up the searxh to include general nutirtion and nutrional sciences. I did a quick search and came up witht he following schools that offer programs in that area (usually under Health Sciences - the broader feild).

    Athabasca University
    East Carolina University
    Eastern Michigan University
    Kansas State University
    Thomas Edison State College
    United States Sports Academy
    The University of Alabama
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    University of Toledo
    State University of New York College at Oneonta
    University of Bridgeport
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

    And of particular interest the DETC accredited:
    American Academy of Nutrition
  7. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Lacrosse is not a university. Good luck finding it anywhere.
    WAUC is not an accrediting agency. Ditto on locating it.

    I see they award two years of credit for four years of life experience. This kind of wholesale effort is something not done at accredited schools, but is a central selling point for degree mills.

    The time period seems a bit long for an outfit selling degrees. And what "rumor" did you hear that told you this?

    You don't need opinions, the facts will do.
  8. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    My opinion is that any institution advertising that they're accredited by WAUC is defrauding potential students. My opinion of Lacrosse University is that it is a diploma mill and claiming a degree from there would be committing academic fraud.

    P.S. Welcome to the forum.
  9. Anthony Pina

    Anthony Pina Active Member


    Welcome to Degreeinfo. You have certainly come to the right place with your question. Regulars to this forum are some of the most knowledgable and up-to-date folks in this unique area of education. You have heard from a few of them above and I can only add my "amen" to what they have told you.

    Tony Pina
    Faculty, Cal State U. San Bernardino
  10. Gus Sainz

    Gus Sainz New Member

    Many of us mill around this forum in hopes of responding to a query such as yours. Concerning Lacrosse, as James Mill (1773-1836), the Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism, wrote, “It is very evident, that the share of the two parties is the subject of a bargain between them; and if there is a bargain, it is not difficult to see on what the terms of the bargain must depend.” James Mill was the father of John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), who also had quite a bit to say about supply and demand, as well as what constitutes right or wrong human conduct.

    Therefore, as you can see, your question is certainly grist for the mill. :D
  11. Ruth Moore? SRU alumni?

    I'm wondering if this is the same Ruth Moore who teaches at the University of Maine at Machias with an MA from SRU?

    If so, it would be interesting to hear from Ms. Moore regarding how she was able to convince the University of Maine at Machias that her credentials from SRU are truly legitimate, and failing that, why she chose to list those credentials on the University of Maine faculty pages?

    If this is the same Ruth Moore, apparently she is still searching for a path to a legitimate degree, but her instincts have once again steered her towards an unaccredited, and even discredited, institution - LaCrosse.
  12. rmoore

    rmoore New Member

    Hey thanks guys for all the help. When I said rumor has it I meant the school says that you can get a cocurrent B.A. and M.A. in 16 to 18 months. Don't quote me though because I haven't been back to their website for a few days. I mean I was really pursuing this thing. But I am glad that I got to you guys before I made a commitment. Plus I was looking for a school that my educational loans would cover. So cheers to those of you providing accredited schools. And for the question about ruth moore. I don't know who she is, but I am not her. I am just a 22 year old who is looking to further her education the legit way.
    I am going to check out those schools listed in the reply to my original post.

    And thanks again for all your help!!!
  13. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    Re: Re: What's your opinion

    Gee Gus, it's so unusual to find you making such a subtle reply.

    (P.S. I like all the philosophical references)
  14. my apologies for the question about "the other ruth moore"...

    Ms. Moore, my apologies for wondering whether you might be the "other Ruth Moore". The coincidence of the same name was just too strong for me to not at least ask - hope you understand?

    Best of luck in your endeavours to further your education - you will find this discussion board a valuable tool in helping you learn about and identify good and credible options. :)

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