Fake Degrees Online. How to Tell?

Fake degrees online. How to tell?

Fake degrees online. How to tell?

As the number of demand for fake online degrees grow, so do the number of supply. Though this shortcut will never work in the long run, you did not arrive to this article to buy one. You want to avoid it like a plague. There has been a case where a young man sat behind his desktop making banks just by sending people an “official” document. Officially edited jpg file, and that’s about as official as the document goes. No learning comes out of the paper, let alone blood and sweat of having sleepless nights doing assignments and projects. There is nothing that shows of your hard work, other than just the $$ sign behind it. If people choose to go that way, it’s entirely their decisions. You, however, are far from even thinking about thinking to have it.



How to tell?

“So how can you tell a fake degree from a real one?” you might ask.
The degree mills do not produce something that’s easily noticeable. However, if you see any of the following, you have a good reason to doubt that the degree or program you’re looking at is not real.

  • No accreditation. Even if it’s accredited, the accreditation body is not recognized, or owned by the same owner of the “university”.
  • The only requirement you need to fulfil as a future student is just to write a check, or pay in any other means. Nothing by any means do they ask you of your academic background or solid work experience. If this is the case, be very wary!
  • Instant degree, which requires no less than one month, or even a year. Such promises are too good to be true. No proper academic degree can be finished in such short period of time. Save yourself!
  • Very unclear location and in “unlikely” places.

If you see any or all of the above, don’t bother wasting your time and start looking for real degrees. It is never worth it to buy such instant yet fake qualification. You do not want to have this in life.

Unrecognized accreditors

So which accreditation bodies are not recognized? Here are some college accreditors which are not recognized in the U.S. by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education:



  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)
  • American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA)
  • Accreditation Council for Distance Education (ACTDE)
  • Accreditation Council for Online Academia (ACOHE)
  • Accreditation Panel for Online Colleges and Universities (APTEC)
  • Accrediting Commission International (ACI)
  • American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions
  • American Council of Private Colleges and Universities
  • American Association of Drugless Practitioners (ADP)
  • Association of Accredited Bible Schools
  • Association of Distance Learning Programs (ADLP)
  • Association of Private Colleges and Universities
  • Association for Online Academic Accreditation
  • Association for Online Excellence
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  • Board of Online Universities Accreditation (BOUA)
  • Central American Council of Accreditation (CACA)
  • Council for Distance Education
  • Council of Online Higher Education
  • Central States Consortium of Colleges & Schools
  • Distance and Online Universities Accreditation Council (DOUAC)
  • Distance Learning International Accreditation Association (DEIAA)
  • Distance Learning Quality Assurance Agency (DLQAA)
  • European Accreditation Board of Higher Education (EABHE)
  • Global Accreditation Bureau (GAB)
  • Global Accredited Council for Business Association (GACBA)
  • Global Accreditation Council for Business Education (GACBE)
  • Global Accreditation Commission for Distance Education (GACDE)
  • Global Accreditation Council for Online Academia
  • International Commission for Higher Education
  • International Accreditation Agency for Online Universities (IAAOU)
  • International Accreditation Association for Online Education (IAAFOE)
  • International Accreditation Commission (IAC)
  • International Association Council of Engineering Professionals (IACEP)
  • International Accreditation Commission for Online Universities (IACOU) (Kingston)
  • International Accreditation Commission for Online Educational Institutions (IACOEI)
  • International Accreditation Organization (IAO)
  • International Council on Education (ICE)
  • International Education Ministry Accreditation Association
  • International Higher Learning Commission
  • International Online Education Accrediting Board (IOEAB)
  • North American Distance Learning Association (NADLA)
  • National Academic Higher Education Agency (NACHE)
  • National Academy of Higher Education
  • National Accreditation and Certification Board (NACB)
  • National Board of Education (NBOE)
  • National College Accreditation Council (NCAC)
  • National Commission of Accredited Schools (NCAS)
  • National Distance Learning Accreditation Council (NDLAC)
  • New Millennium Accrediting Partnership for Educators Worldwide
  • Organization for Online Learning Accreditation (OKOLA)
  • Transworld Accrediting Commission Intl. (TAC)
  • United Christian College Accreditation Association (UCCAA) (Divine Heart)
  • United Nations Council
  • United States Distance Education & Training Council of Nevada
  • Universal Accreditation Council (UAC)
  • Universal Council for Online Education Accreditation (UCOEA)
  • World Association of Universities and Colleges (WAUC)
  • World Online Education Accrediting Commission (WOEAC)
  • World-Wide Accreditation Commission of Christian Educational Institutions (WWAC)
  • Worldwide Higher Education Accreditation Society (WHEAS)

Fake degrees online. How to tell? Hopefully it is now much clearer to you what to do to avoid fake degrees.

Remember, it does not matter how tempting they might offer their programs to you, you will not waste time, money and energy for a worthless piece of paper.





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