At Thunderwood College, we will neither lie to you by claiming that our institution is accredited, nor will we attempt to defraud you by claiming accreditation from an unrecognized accreditation body.
What Is Accreditation?
In the United States, the Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation maintain an official list of accreditation bodies whose accreditations are accepted by the academic community. Other countries generally have similar rules.
There is also a long list of completely bogus organizations that offer accreditation to any "university" who wants it. Degrees issued by these institutions are not recognized by the academic community. Such degrees include those held by alternative medicine practitioners such as chiropractors and naturopaths.
Many online colleges who issue degrees based on your "life experience" can claim to be accredited, and so they are; but it's not an accreditation that holds any water. Your cat could accredit those institutions just as well.
Why Thunderwood College?
Why not Thunderwood College? It is no different from the thousands of other unaccredited "diploma mills" where people get their degrees in unsubstantiated quackery such as:
- Intelligent Design
- Healing Touch
- Magnetic Therapy
- Feng Shui
...and many, many more!