Congress Moves to End Accrediting Cartel
December 9, 2005-- The U.S. Congress has come a step closer to prohibiting colleges and universities from refusing to accept transfer credits from institutions like The King’s College which are accredited by non-regional accreditors.
For many years, the six regional accrediting associations have pressured the colleges and universities they accredit not to accept transfer credits from the many colleges and universities accredited by other accreditors. Now the U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would put an end to this cartel, and the House of Representatives is poised to adopt the same provision in its version of The Higher Education Reauthorization Act. The House version of the bill looks certain to pass and opponents of the measure have conceded it will be in the final version of the legislation.
The new legislation will make this across-the-board refusal illegal. And that, in turn, means students who enroll in The King’s College will be able to do so with much stronger assurance that the credits they earn will be transferable. The King’s College is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Higher Education.
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