Full Sail Accreditation Facts

by Harry M. David
(Ypsilanti, MI)

You have made a (common?) mistake in your mention of accreditation for schools.

In your article you state:

"Many schools openly refuse credit attained while attending a university that has not been accredited by the U.S Department of Education.

Full Sail University does not fall under that category. It is Nationally accredited institution. This only allows attending students to secure government approved loans to pay for their education.

If you plan on attending college after Full Sail then you will encounter many schools that will not accept credits issues by Full Sail because of their Regional accreditation.

It is up to the school you are applying to in the end. They can accept all Full Sail University credits if they want but many schools only accept credits from institutions accredited by the same body as their own.

That's usually the U.S. department of Education."

Wrong. The U.S. Department of Education Does Not accredit anyone.

Directly from the U.S. Dept. of Ed. site:

"The U.S. Department of Education does not accredit educational institutions and/or programs. However, the Secretary of Education is required by law to publish a list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies that the Secretary determines to be reliable authorities as to the quality of education or training provided by the institutions of higher education and the higher education programs they accredit. The U.S. Secretary of Education also recognizes State agencies for the approval of public postsecondary vocational education and nurse education."

Full Sail's accrediting agency is nationally (and internationally) recognized and is listed by the U.S. Dept. of Ed.


Reply from TheBestFilmSchools.com

I went through this point earlier. You first point is,

"Wrong. The U.S. Department of Education Does Not grant accreditation to anyone."

I did not say that. I only ask you this.

Who grants the powers to accredit Regionally accredited schools? Sure, there are different names like CHEA, but it is The U.S. Department of Education that decides who gets the power to accredit.

The U.S. Department of Education does not directly accredit anyone but they have other, government sponsored organizations that do that work for them.

Now ask yourself. Who yields the real power to accept or deny Accreditation to Regionally Accredited schools? It's always the guy at the top.

Next is Full Sail. They are a Nationally accredited school. National accreditation is very difficult to pass on to a Regionally accredited intuition. Fact.

Take some time to go over the difference between Nationally Accredited schools and Regionally Accredited schools. There is a big difference and it is important to know.

Good Luck, My Friend


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