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What You Need to Know About Regional Accreditation

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Aug 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Getting a higher level of education is no easy feat. It often requires that you rework your budget, giving up quite a few luxuries along the way, in addition to the amount of time you sacrifice with the people you love in an effort to get where you want to be. But imagine doing all of that and then finding out that your degree wasn’t recognized by the employer or school you are tendering it to. What a heartbreak. Luckily, this is completely avoidable.

Certainly, you are getting a degree to further your studies in an area that you enjoy, but chances are good that you also expect it to help you move forward in your career as well. That is where regional accreditation comes in.

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Topics: Accreditation, Adult Learners

The One Factor Students Should Consider Before Deciding on a School, But Generally Don’t.

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Apr 22, 2016 11:00:00 AM

When scouting around for which college or university you want to attend in order to earn your desired degree, there are likely many factors which you will consider before making your final choice. These include which institutions offer the major and/or minor you want, how accessible the courses are with regard to your current schedule and obligations, cost and available financial aid, and more.

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Topics: Accreditation, Adult Learners

Why Should You Attend a Regionally Accredited Institution?

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Oct 9, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Here at Saint Leo University, we pride ourselves on the fact that we’re regionally accredited. In fact, we’ve created an entire web page dedicated to showing off our accreditation status. But why should you care about whether the university you attend is accredited regionally or not?

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Topics: Accreditation

How Do You Know if the Program You Want Is an Accredited Program or a Diploma Mill?

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Oct 21, 2014 8:30:00 AM

When you’re searching for a degree program to further your education (whether it is an associates, bachelors, or master’s degree that you desire), you certainly don’t want to sign up for one that won’t get you the job or career you are working toward. If you do, you’re wasting both your time and money – two commodities that are generally in short supply.

So, the question is: How do tell the difference between the real deal and what is commonly referred to as a “diploma mill”?

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Topics: Accreditation, Study Skills