Accreditation is a very important element of your education. However, many do not understand the basics of the accreditation process. Before choosing a school, it is important that you have a clear picture of exactly who accredits the school and what that accreditation means for your future. Without accreditation, you could find yourself with a degree that employers may not respect.
Most define accreditation as a status which shows the public that a school has met and is maintaining a high level of standards set by an accrediting agency. Generally, the accreditor for California-based colleges will not provide accreditation for new colleges until after the first classes of students graduate. That process takes, on average, five to six years. Regrettably, that excludes startup innovative schools because they do not present a conformist norm.
To be clear, we are not accredited. Yet, that begins rather than ends our conversation. To meet the accreditation challenges, upon enrolling with us, our frosh and sophomore students concurrently must enroll at nearby accredited Foothill College and complete the general education and transfer curriculum there. Our students will take courses from Foothill College which can include courses that are routinely accepted as replacements for credit-bearing courses at top institutions such as Stanford, UC Berkeley and others.
Our juniors and seniors must enroll in online courses at the global top accredited schools, including MIT, Harvard, John Hopkins, UC Los Angeles and others. During the period of the first four to six years, we will recruit well-trained and experienced faculty and acquire required facilities which should enable accreditation.
We trust this collaboration and our unique experiential learning projects will reflect our predicate that talent is universal. We are providing an opportunity and potentially a bridge to Stanford and other top schools.