unaccredited

adjective

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

Examples of unaccredited in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Enclosures at unaccredited facilities may not be able to withstand a tiger’s strength, says Bill Zeigler, in an email to Discover. Megan Schmidt, Discover Magazine, 17 Apr. 2020 Representatives for some unaccredited companies say most private operators are honorable and that the whole group is being targeted because of the activities of a few bad actors. Michelle Andrews, CBS News, 28 Apr. 2023 Brink leads a team that rescues exotic animals from private owners, unaccredited sanctuaries and roadside zoos across the country. Lauren J. Mapp, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Aug. 2023 Even some advocates for home schools worry about the rise of what are, functionally, unaccredited and unregulated private schools - subject to far fewer rules - no matter what they may be called. Laura Meckler, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Aug. 2023 Their focus was less on the financial literacy content and more on PragerU — the unaccredited, conservative advocacy group that would be providing it. Steven Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2023 Gallucci made similar comments in his April 2022 Capitol Hill testimony about unaccredited assisters. Michelle Andrews, CBS News, 28 Apr. 2023 Meuser graduated from Oak Brook College of Law, an unaccredited Christian correspondence school that has an impressive bar exam passage rate. Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2022 First, they were lured into a dubious curriculum of an unaccredited for-profit college. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unaccredited was circa 1828

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“Unaccredited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaccredited. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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