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 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 The solution was to issue Regulation A securities, which allowed the company to seek unaccredited investors. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Myracehorse website allows average people to own a piece of action," 26 July 2019 Her only credential for providing health services was a certificate from an unaccredited, for-profit online school called the Institution for Integrative Nutrition. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Unlicensed “health coach” claims health advice is free speech—court disagrees," 20 July 2019 And students from unaccredited schools can’t transfer credits to other campuses. Nanette Asimov, SFChronicle.com, "California’s online community college plans to open in fall to limited group," 19 July 2019 Also, degrees from an unaccredited school may not be recognized by other schools. Eric Stirgus, ajc, "AJC On Campus: New presidential hires, programs and scholarships," 25 June 2019 The company has raised nearly $16 million by selling its crypto tokens online to both accredited and unaccredited investors, the latter of which was made possible by an exemption allowed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego blockchain startup XY lays off 40 people, losing half its staff," 4 June 2019

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circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Unaccredited.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaccredited. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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