un·​ac·​cred·​it·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈkre-də-təd How to pronounce unaccredited (audio) \

Definition of unaccredited

: not recognized as meeting prescribed standards or requirements : not accredited an unaccredited institution As the school was unaccredited and still didn't offer degrees (as opposed to certificates), they were ineligible for federal loans.— Leslie Spenser

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Recent Examples on the Web In recent weeks, more than 300 COVID-19 cases have been reported by the church and its Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (or BSSM), an unaccredited school focused on prophecy and miracles. Los Angeles Times, "God, masks and Trump: What a coronavirus outbreak at a California church says about the election," 1 Nov. 2020 Get ultrasounds at an accredited facility, not at an unaccredited place at the mall. Anna Nowogrodzki, New York Times, "When and Why to Get Ultrasounds During Pregnancy," 17 Apr. 2020 But Brian Iriye, a Las Vegas high-risk specialist and SMFM past president, warns women against relying on unaccredited ultrasound centers as a way of avoiding potential COVID-19 infection in the hospital or doctor’s office. Nina Martin, ProPublica, "What Coronavirus Means for Pregnancy and Other Things New and Expecting Mothers Should Know," 19 Mar. 2020 Attendance is among the criteria Missouri uses in giving out performance scores that determine whether a district is unaccredited, partially accredited or fully accredited. USA TODAY, "Oil train conversion, sit-in anniversary, Healing Garden expansion: News from around our 50 states," 25 Feb. 2020 Sisk’s doctorate in numismatics – the study of coins and currency – is from Ashwood University, an unaccredited online school based in Pakistan. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Ex-Alabama school leader investigated for degree claims; received doctorate from Pakistani site," 19 Feb. 2020 But transferring his credits to another school became a nightmare because few were willing to accept classes from an unaccredited institution. Danielle Douglas-gabriel, The Denver Post, "Millions in federal student loans flowed to Art Institute of Colorado despite being unaccredited, ineligible for aid," 23 Oct. 2019 Like most coding schools, Lambda’s curriculum is unaccredited, and self-reports its performance metrics. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "Lambda School's For-Profit Plan to Solve Student Debt," 26 Aug. 2019 Recently, unaccredited zoos in America and aboard have been harshly criticized by animal welfare organizations for using the tool to manage elephants. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "America's Accredited Zoos Are Phasing Out Bullhook Use on Elephants: It's a 'Barbaric Device'," 21 Aug. 2019

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circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Unaccredited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaccredited. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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