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The Executive Board of Governors of European Continental University (ECU), who are the University of Knowledge, Learning and Experience, wish to advice every prospective candidate, who wishes to obtain the Professional Degree Qualification from ECU must read out the following and understand the private university concept of USA. At the time of ECU’s incorporation and licensing in the State of Delaware, USA, the following regulation was in force by the US Department of Education
Accreditation in the United States is a voluntary process of external quality review used by higher education to scrutinize colleges, universities and programs for quality assurance and quality improvement. Higher education creates finances and otherwise sustains accreditation as a desired practice of self-regulation of its activities. Accreditation emerges from concerns to protect public health and safety and to serve the public interest. It is carried out by private, non-governmental, non-profit organizations designed for this specific purpose.
The United States has no Federal Ministry of Education or other centralized authority exercising single national control over postsecondary educational institutions in this country. The State of California assume varying degrees of control over education, but, in general, institutions of higher education are permitted to operate with considerable independence and autonomy. As a consequence, American edu0cational institutions can vary widely in the character and quality of their programs.
The U.S. Department of Education states; accreditation does not provide automatic acceptance by an institution of credit earned at another institution, nor does it give assurance of acceptance of graduates by employers. Acceptance of students or graduates is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. For these reasons, besides ascertaining the accredited status of a school or program, students should take additional measures to determine, prior to enrolment, whether or not their educational goals will be met through attendance at a particular institution. It is the responsibility of each student to determine, prior to registration at any university, that their degree program or studies, meet admission, employment, or transfer requirements.