Question re Unaccredited Degree
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Hello there, I have question to the group. I have a 3 years Bachelors from India, 1994 & after that I have an MBA from California state approved Newport University, 1997 (now known as Janus University). I am not looking for any credit transfer. However, I'm looking for admission in a DETC MBA? Any DETC university will accept my Newport MBA as the 4th year equivalence of a Bachelors?
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(12-05-2012, 01:25 PM)abasu Wrote: Hello there, I have question to the group. I have a 3 years Bachelors from India, 1994 & after that I have an MBA from California state approved Newport University, 1997 (now known as Janus University). I am not looking for any credit transfer. However, I'm looking for admission in a DETC MBA? Any DETC university will accept my Newport MBA as the 4th year equivalence of a Bachelors?

Inherent in your question is the fact that most American universities will not accept an Indian 3-year bachelor degree as equivalent to a US 4-year bachelor degree. This treatment is not reserved just for India; Australia, Canada, Israel, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bologna Process countries are just some of those with 3-year degrees that may be evaluated as not equivalent to a US 4-year degree.

So if I understand your question correctly, you want to know if a DETC university will accept the unaccredited MBA as a "top up," or fourth year toward a US 4-year bachelors equivalent.

Presumably your purpose in asking is that you want to get another MBA, only this time an accredited one, and you want to get into a program that requires a US 4-year bachelors equivalent.

Not sure why you aren't looking for transfer credit. If you are trying to avoid doing (and paying for) unnecessary work, transfer credit from the unaccredited MBA toward a new accredited one seems like the most efficient direction. Many DETC schools are very liberal with their transfer credit policies, so that seems like it should be at the top of your list. Likewise, not every school makes a distinction between the 3- and 4-year equivalent, or even between accredited and legit unaccredited.

As to your angle, have you asked any DETC schools what their policy is? This is a bit off the beaten path, so you might have to explain it a bit to get someone on the phone who understands the issue. Cal Coast is an example of a DETC school reputed to have liberal admission and credit acceptance policies. Give them a call, run your situation past them and find out how they want to treat it.
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I am in agreement with Herbert. The United States is fortunate in that there are literaly thousands of schools that you can transfer into. Its best to shop around and look for one which will accept your credits and has a program which will meet your needs. Things to look for 1) School Reputation. Remember that even some accredited schools are less than reputable. 2) Cost, 3) Programs 4) Ease of transferring credits.
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(12-06-2012, 06:16 PM)Virtual Bison Wrote: I am in agreement with Herbert. The United States is fortunate in that there are literaly thousands of schools that you can transfer into. Its best to shop around and look for one which will accept your credits and has a program which will meet your needs. Things to look for 1) School Reputation. Remember that even some accredited schools are less than reputable. 2) Cost, 3) Programs 4) Ease of transferring credits.


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