Accredited Distance Learning Degrees vs Diploma Mills
The decision to do an accredited distance learning degree must be taken serious. You
must have the motivation and the tuition fees in order to be successful. With all those
resources spent on your education, the last thing you need is a worthless online
The internet has made it very easy for some people to set up bogus online schools
posing as legitimate schools. On their website, they'll make claims such as "pursuing
accreditation, chartered, licensed, certified" or put the name of an official sounding
but fake accreditation body on their website. This is done with the intention of making
prospective students think they are above board.
Some of these unscrupulous individuals don't even try to hide the fact that they are
illegitimate. They sell all kinds of online degrees, from associates right up to
doctorate. And people buy them, knowing they are fake. This is often done to trick
Scam online schools are often referred to as diploma mills
One of the most popular degrees sold online are life experience degrees. Whilst life
experience can legitimately be used towards gaining a degree, there is no such thing
as a "life experience degree." No legitimate institution will issue you an accredited
distance learning degree just because you are a single mum with three kids or a stay
at home dad.
If you value your time and money, don't waste time and money on a bogus degree.
For one thing, you won't be able to transfer credits from an unaccredited school to an
Secondly, employers won't hire graduates that have unaccredited distance learning
degrees. Employers want to know that the graduates that are coming to work for
them have been adequately trained. Unaccredited online institutions tend to give
vastly inferior education when compared to accredited institutions.
So you can kiss that dream job good-bye if your distance education degree is not
Thirdly, if you pursue a distance education program that is u