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Would you attend a school that was not accredited yet?

Schools sometimes are not accredited at first but are working on it. What are your thoughts? #graduate-school #accreditation

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Elena’s Answer

Ask yourself what is so special about this school that you are willing to attend knowing it is not accredited? There are so many approved programs that are available that most likely have all of the same experiences that you will get with this non-accredited program. The best investment you can make in yourself and your future is to pick an accredited program that is recognized and fits your needs.

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Kim’s Answer

What if. . . ?

No, I would not. I have seen too many promises go unfulfilled. I've seen schools paint themselves in the best possible light, while withholding the all too important information that you need to be able to make a truly informed decision. Students end up trying to band together to file a lawsuit, which is not easy to do.

If the school will defer your tuition so that you don't have to pay a single penny until after they are accredited, and if the promises that it looks good are coming from the accrediting agency, rather than the school, then. . . maybe. But, even then, if it falls through, you will have wasted your time. Your classes won't count. Why do you want to take a chance rather than go for the already approved program?