What is Accreditation:
Accreditation of schools and colleges in the U.S. began as in the 19th century “as a means of conducting nongovernmental, peer evaluation” to assure a certain level of academic quality and institutional integrity.

By 2002, when we founded Perelandra College and were faced with the choice to pursue accreditation, the community of accreditors had become an industry that supported itself by assessing whether applicants were financially sound, competent in record keeping, and marginally academically qualified.

Since then, accreditors have assumed the role of gatekeepers of federal student aid, which in our view disables its primary mission by rendering it counter-productive to  institutional creativity or academic improvement.