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What is an accredited university?

In the United States an accredited university is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an institution that has been approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). You can check here to confirm if your institution is recognized as an accredited university by the U.S. Department...
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What is your accredation?

University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), an accreditation agency that is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) – an organization with the authority to accredit institutes of higher learning. UoPeople is...
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Are University of the People degrees transferable?

Like other universities, UoPeople cannot guarantee that its students or their credits will be accepted by other academic institutions, since this is determined by each institution individually. If you are looking to transfer credits earned at UoPeople to another institution, students should consult and verify with the receiving institution regarding...
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Will my degree be accepted at other universities?

University of the People and all of its academic degrees are accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. Students will need to check with their individual institution regarding whether degrees/credits from UoPeople are accepted. 

Is UoPeople accredited in other countries?

UoPeople is a U.S. accredited institution. Because of the fact that, in many places, being accredited in the U.S. means that we are a highly respected institution, UoPeople has not pursued accreditation in any other country. UoPeople cannot guarantee that its degrees or their credits will be accepted by other...
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Will I get a diploma when I finish my UoPeople degree?

Yes, once a student successfully satisfies all requirements of a program, University of the People will issue an official UoPeople Certificate of Completion and transcripts stating that a student has successfully completed his/her program, with the final grades for each course taken.

Are all your programs internationally accredited? If not internationally, do they hold up in the entire US?

University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

 

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Can your Associates degree allow a student to matriculate to a US BSc, and your BSc to US MSc

The transferability of credits you earn at University of the People is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree you earn in Business Administration, Computer Science, Community and Public Health, Master of Education, and/or Master of Business Administration, is...
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Is University of the People an accredited university?

Yes. In February 2014 UoPeople received accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). This can...
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