The LA Film School Accreditation is not recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) but is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).See the September 2012 Edition of 'Recognized Accrediting Organizations'.
The best National Accreditors are recognized by both CHEA AND USDE but the U.S. Department of Education recognition is the most important to the student because it allows Students to participate in all Federal Student Loan Programs.
The LA Film School Accreditation will have an impact your Future. You must decide whether it can have a posative or negative impact.
We'll show you how it can be a bad thing for you, a good thing for you, and why it might not matter to you.
The Los Angeles Film School is a Nationally Accredited Institution by ACCSC, which is an Accreditation body for Primarily Vocational Schools And Career Schools within The United States.
Most four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. are Regionally accredited and do not recognize National accreditation such as ACCSC, though it is at their discretion to accept credits on a case-by-case basis.
As a rule, credits from the LA film school are NOT widely transferable and almost impossible to transfer to a traditional four-year colleges in the United States.
The LA Film School Accreditation is not as transferrable or recognized as Regional Accreditation from the WASC (one of only 6 Regional Associations that Accredit Public and Private Schools, Colleges, and Universities in The United States).
The logic goes that if you've no aspirations to either change schools or explore other fields of study then accreditation doesn't really matter.
If there is a possibility of you changing your mind and wanting to return to school then your National credits are more than likely going to be of no use to you.
Full Sail University is accredited by the ACCSC.
You could get your Associates Degree at the LA Film School and then transfer your credits to Full Sail University. Full Sail offers Bachelor's degrees in the same field and will usually accept credits earned at the LA Film School.
It's no secret that specific people have invested interest in both Full Sail University and The LA Film School.
Either way, you'll end up Starting in your 3rd year instead of going back to the beginning. You'll end up with the same Bachelor's degree that carries the ACCSC accreditation.
The LA Film School Accreditation won't be looked upon with equal respect by Traditional Schools like USC and perhaps even your potential employer.
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The US Congress has just reviewed the Higher Education Act.
Republicans focused their complaints on the practice of Schools not accepting College Credit Transfers based solely on the kind of accreditation a student's original college has.
Yes. The for-profit, Nationally Accredited schools are fighting to have National Accreditation accepted into Schools like USC, AFI and all the others with Regional Accreditation.
And they are winning.
The US Congress issued a report on college credit transfer. They basically agreed that National Credits should be accepted on Par with Regional Credits.
It would be a banner moment that every 'for-profit' college has been waiting for. It is only a matter of time before the House of Representatives and the Senate issues a bill that will renew the Higher Education Act.
This is good news and bad news. Quality standards could take a hit and it will be, more than ever, the responsibility of the student to judge the merits of the school they decide to attend.That's one giant committment when costs reach $72,000USD and beyond for a Bachelor's Degree in Cinematography.
There are no money back guarantees so you'd better get it right the first time. By then, this website will have covered most of the film schools in the world.
In the meantime, many people remain unable to get the Credits they earned at a Nationally Accredited Institution transfered or accepted at any other Post-Graduate Schools.
Read this booklet (Free) to transfer college credits.It's called "Don't take 'NO' for an answer when trying to transfer your credits or Degree".