CHAPTER 17

DIPLOMA AND ACCREDITATION MILLS

SUMMARY

The status of the awarding institution is one of the most important features when assessing a foreign credential. This is especially true for the type of “institutions” known as diploma mills, which are companies that sell bogus degrees. The guidelines given in the present chapter should help to identify qualifications that are issued by diploma mills.

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Qualification of a diploma mill – recognition refusedSteps to follow to avoid recognizing qualifications from diploma millsChapter 16Definition of a diploma millSteps to follow to avoid recognizing qualifications from diploma millsIntroduction