By Career Advisor
Question: I have 10 years of management and 6 years of Telecommunications. I have 5 years of military experience.
I want to turn that experience into a degree but by an accredited school. What Should I do?
Answer: Many Universities that give you credit for life experience say they are accredited but in reality they are accredited by the wrong organizations.
Educational accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which services and operations of an educational institution or program are evaluated by an external body to determine if applicable standards are met. If standards are met, accredited status is granted by the agency. There are 6 regional accreditors which you can find a list of here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_accreditation
There are other organizations that do national accreditation. You can find that list here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_recognized_accreditation_associations_of_higher_learning#National_accreditation
Basically you will need to search for a University that will give you credit for you life experience but you should make sure the org. that accredited that institution is on one of the lists that I mentioned. If they are not, the degree that you get will not be worth the money you spend on it.