Why a Canadian University Wants U.S. Accreditation

March 15, 2010

Simon Fraser University is currently in the process of being reviewed for accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an agency for colleges in the United States. Simon Fraser was prompted to do so because it is joining the National Collegiate Athletic Association, but its decision also points to the lack of any national accreditation agency in Canada, Maclean's reported. In some cases, the magazine reported, differing provincial requirements mean that some universities' degrees are accepted as valid in some but not all parts of the country.

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