College AccreditationBy David Finley | April 12th, 2013 | Category: Lead Story, Uncategorized | No Comments »
If you are attending college, then having your school be accredited means that you can be sure of the quality of its programs. This means they have been evaluated against a high level of standards and have been approved. Meaning the school is accepted as a reputable educational institution. This is an ongoing process that schools must renew overtime. GSC will soon be going through this renewal process.
According to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, accrediting organizations in the United States, which are private organizations, verify the quality of colleges and other educational institutions before granting them accreditation. These accrediting organizations are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education for their validity.
These organizations create acceptable standards for a college, and will then evaluate the institution against these standards. Following this examination and subsequent report, they will make a recommendation to the institution and inform them of their status with regards to accreditation.
This is an important process for students as well as GSC. It is important for your degree earned to be acceptable to employers, and is also necessary in most cases for students to receive loans and grants as well. So if you meet some of the officials from the accreditation team, please represent our school properly as we all have a lot riding on this process.