The university was legally established by corporate charter in 2009 and since its incorporation, has complied with the regulations established by the state of Hawaii (RHS446E). However, since AAU uses a non-traditional study method, is required by law to place the following disclaimer:
AMERICAN ANDRAGOGY UNIVERSITY IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION
Note: In the United States and abroad, many licensing authorities require accredited degrees as the basis for eligibility for licensing. In some cases, accredited colleges may not accept for transfer courses and degrees completed at unaccredited colleges, and some employers may require an accredited degree as a basis for eligibility for employment.
AAU respects the unique rules and regulations of each country and does not seek to influence the respective authorities. Each academic institution worldwide has its own internal statutes and in many cases, they must comply with the laws of the country where they are established. If the concept of “transferring credits” to another institution is the primary objective of your studies in AAU, the student is responsible to verify this before beginning the study program. The different academic institutions evaluate the transfer of credits according to their own criteria. Some academic institutions are flexible in accepting credits from other institutions, but others are restrictive.
Why is AAU is not accredited?
AAU is not accredited because it is a different option than traditional universities. All programs at an accredited university comply with an established course curriculum. However, AAU being a different option offers the student the following advantages:
- It gives the power to the student to develop its own study plan based on their academic and labor necessities. That is why our students must have a defined profile with experience in the area that they want to specialize.
- AAU grants academic credits for work and academic experience. Such credits would not be granted by an accredited university.
- The student has time flexibility and can manage their own time. The biggest advantage is that the students will access this type of independent education in the comfort of their home, thus eliminating the difficulties of geographical location, organization of study time and respect for family life and work obligations.
- The student will have the opportunity to be able to develop his researches and academic works in the Spanish language.