EQAC - EDUCATION QUALITY ACCREDITATION COMMISSION
EDUCATION QUALITY ACCREDITATION COMMISSION
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Madrid 28660, Spain
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Regional Education Accreditation schools are predominantly academically oriented, non-profit institutions. National Education Accreditation schools are predominantly for-profit and offer vocational, career or technical programs. Every college has the right to set standards and refuse to accept transfer credits. However, if a student has gone to a national Education Accreditation school it may be particularly difficult to transfer credits (or even credit for a degree earned) if he or she then applies to a regional Education Accreditation college, since some regionally accredited colleges have general policies against accepting any credits from nationally accredited schools, others are reluctant to because regional schools feel that national schools' academic standards are lower than their own or they are unfamiliar with the particular school. The U.S. Department of Education has stated, however, that its criteria for recognition of Education Accreditation "do not differentiate between types of accrediting agencies, so the recognition granted to all types of accrediting agencies — regional, institutional, specialized, and programmatic — is identical." However the same letter states that "the specific scope of recognition varies according to the type of agency recognized and Education Accreditation granted."