A servicemember recently wrote that he had seen a well-known online university campus and was shocked that it looked more like a recruiting office in a strip mall than a college. Considering there are so many "Diploma Mills" around, he wanted to know how to tell a if a school was legitimate or not.
The first thing to understand is that online technology has all but eliminated the need for a fancy college campus. In fact in today's world of online higher education, school facilities are beginning to look more like business offices than the traditional campuses we are used to seeing.
But the concerns about "Diploma Mills" are real. Here a couple of quick ways to tell if a school is reputable or not:
If the answer is yes to either of these questions, you can bet they are NOT a diploma mill.
In other words, don't judge Distance Learning Colleges and Universities by their covers -- the building or address. Judge them by their associations -- the accreditation(s) they keep.
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