Yesterday morning I was talking to the director of the History Department. During the discussion the issue of unaccredited religious schools came up. He said that people who have earned undergraduate degrees (usually in Religious Education or simular programs) from those type of schools are constantly trying to (a) enter the teacher licensure program (for history) or (b) enter the MA/MAT/MAED program(s) in history. The University, and the Departments of History and Education, turn them down. In fact they are required to turn them down. What is the moral lesson? Don't earn degrees from unaccredited schools if you have any desire whatsoever to (a) enter an accredited graduate program, (b) get teacher licensure, or (c) transfer credits into another program. I can't stress this enough!! Many Seminaries and Universities are now requiring that students earn degress from schools which hold REGIONAL ACCREDITATION. The issue is not distance learning verses on-campus learning. The issue is accreditation. Don't be fooled by false accreditation! If a school is not regionally accredited you need to think twice before earning your degree from that school. This is true even if the school is accredited by TRACS or ATS, but not regionally accredited. Make sure, in writing, that your degree/credits will allow you to enter the more advanced programs (etc) you wish to enter after you graduate. Do not earn degrees from schools like Trinity College of the Bible and Seminary, Andersonville Seminary, Christian Bible College (Rocky Mt, NC), Covington Seminary, etc, or any school that claims accredition by any agency that is not a recognized regional accrediting body (ex: ACI, etc). Before you enter programs like the ones at Louisiana Baptist University, please be careful to make sure such an unaccredited degree will not cause you problems if you choose to pursue further education (or in your choice of employment). If you are not careful, even a program like that can end up holding you back.